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FMS could be inflamation - that's the new trend of thinking
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axxie - June 30

Hey Girls, it's been a long time, I've finally had my chance to see FMS Doctor and I'm in the depth of testing. He indicated that he has been to a medical convention where they talked about FMS, arthristis specialist are now indicating that FMS could very well be because of inflammation.

 

Noca - June 30

Does that mean the treatment changes to NSAIDs instead of Gabapentinoids and SNRIs?

 

axxie - July 1

Hey Noca, long time no talk. Well if you look at what they say about FMS, when treating it, is almost the same as what they say if you have OA:

Rest, heat and cold application, exercise, maintain a healthy weight
Avoid excess stress or repeated activity that puts stress on joints
Acetaminophen (such as TYLENOL*) for pain relief
Prescription strength Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen or ASA to help reduce the pain and swelling of the joints and decrease stiffness.
Corticosteriods to reduce inflammation and swelling.

I'm no doctor but when you compare the pain FMS patients go through, some of it is the same, so it would indicate that. But then, the thinking is steering towards inflammation. Some of it makes sense, but then some of it doesn't, as you know, there's more then just that with FMS.

 

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