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  • Lene  Andersen
    Health Guide
    April 27, 2010
    Lene  Andersen
    Health Guide
    April 27, 2010

    As the other comment on your question, whatever works. Fiber Mauger is not understood, especially by family doctors and many of them continue to prescribe anti-inflammatories or opiods for fibromyalgia, however, these are generally not considered the best drugs for the condition. Fibromyalgia is not an inflammatory condition, as such, but a neurological condition and therefore, medications designed to treat nerve pain (e.g., Lyrica) tend to be a better treatment option. As well, many of the older antidepressants can work very well for fibromyalgia. For more on the condition and the various treatment options, check out the fibromyalgia area of our Chronic Pain site.

     

    That said, if the Celebrex is dealing with your pain to such a point that you feel you can function at an acceptable level, there is no indication that you shouldn't take it. It is not managing your pain, do some research, check out my post on how to be good self advocate and go back to your doctor and ask for a medication that may be better for your pain.


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