What Is The Best Medication For Fibromyalgia

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What Is The Best Medication For Fibromyalgia

I've tried many medications to relieve my fibromyalgia, but none of them have done much. What's the best medication for my condition?

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Unfortunately, there is no single best medication for fibromyalgia.   Every patient is different and it just takes trial and error to find out which treatment works best for you.   As you probably know, the FDA has approved three different medications for FM - Lyrica, Cymbalta and Savella. There are a number of other medications that are often prescribed off-label to treat FM.   You can read about them here:   Medications Prescribed for Fibromyalgia

We've found that most FM patients seem to do best when treated with a combination of medication, mild exercise, and complementary therapies, such as massage, acupuncture, myofascial release therapy, yoga, etc.

I know how frustrating it can be trying to find something that helps, but don't give up.   There are several more medications currently in clinical trials that will hopefully offer us even more treatment options.

In the meantime, another good way to manage the pain is to try to actively avoid fibromyalgia triggers. This article may help you determine which triggers you're most susceptible to.

10 Causes of Fibromyalgia Flares

Answered by Karen Lee Richards