When treating fibromyalgia, your doctor may prescribe a variety of fibromyalgia medictions in an effort to relieve pain, including opiods. Many patients, the general public, and sadly even some physicians fear that anyone taking opioid medications on a long-term basis will become addicted. The key, though, is to first understand the difference between dependence and addiction.
Dear Dr. Borigini: Have you heard using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for treatment of Chronic Pain? I was reading a journal article that spoke about non-pharmacologic management of chronic pain and fibromyalgia. It stated that there was "strong evidence for efficacy" for improvement that is often sustained for months. I did a…