The medicine cabinet: Treating fibrom...

The medicine cabinet: Treating fibromyalgia

There are 6 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 30, 2008, titled The medicine cabinet: Treating fibromyalgia. In it, Newsday reports that:

What is the best and safest painkiller I can use long term for fibromyalgia? I suffer from severe headaches, muscle and joint pain, as well as back pain.

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George in KC

Overland Park, KS

#1 Jun 30, 2008
Good article without being sensationlism. A difficult problem to treat. A difficult problem for patieints. It takes a trial and error approach, which is not always easy for patients to deal with.
Albert Einstein

United States

#2 Jul 1, 2008
Somatoform hijinx at best. Most patients with fibromyalgia have a huge supratentorial component and multiple drug allergies to non narcotic analgesics. Their treatment plan is difficult and sometimes impossible primarily due to the patient's personality and not their disease process.
Jill in Lynbrook New York

New York, NY

#3 Jul 1, 2008
I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about 2 1/2 years ago and I can't take any of the medications listed above - I have very strong negative reactions to all of them. I've been taking mobic (7.5 - 15 depending on how i'm feeling) along with prilosec because the mobic was upsetting my stomach . . . i'm feeling sooo much better since being on these meds. Good luck to all of you who suffer from this condition.

United States

#4 Jul 1, 2008
I was diagnosed with FM 15 years ago. Before having FM I had a very good exercise regimen and was a healthy fit person.

Everywhere I read the emphasis on gradually increased exercise.

The problem with this suggestion is that it's almost impossible to make it work.

When I'm in major flair ANY exercise only exacerbates the problem.
After the flair I try to build up the exercise, then one day I can hardly move again with major pain ... so back to square one.

The best thing I can do is just moving around as much as I can, and taking gentle walks without pushing.

I make sure that I'm not sitting, standing, or walking too long. Constantly changing from one to an other.

By the way I'm still "fit" ... not overweight, watching my nutrition and trying to manage FM 24/7

Thunder Bay, Canada

#6 Jan 23, 2009
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Since: Jan 13

Miami, FL

#7 Feb 7, 2013
Fibromyalgia can be treated successfully by proper sleep and treating hormones deficiency, treating infections and immunity and by taking nutrition in perfect manner.


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