Meloxicam is in a class of drugs called nonsterodial anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs). However, fibromyalgia is not believed to be an inflammatory condition. If you have an elevated sed rate, a test that checks for inflammation, or a co-existing arthritis, bursitis or another inflammatory condition, you may find it helpful for your pain. It does contain an analgesic affect, however, there are other medication for treating FM you might try if these other things are not present.
Fibromyalgia patients have an extraordinary amount of gastrointestinal problems, irritable bowel syndrome, and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, which NSAIDs could potentially worsen.
Talk it over with your doctor, he/she may have a particular rationale for prescribing this medication for you. If your pain is severe and you do not respond to the other medications that are being tried for primary FM pain, and you have had the presence of myofascial trigger points assessed, the next line of medications would be in the opioid family, however, they come with their own bag of tricks too.
My motto is do no harm. Know your medications, what they are for and if they interact with any of your other medications. Here are some helpful links.
Good patient information
Check interactions of specific drugs
Provides extensive information about side effects, drug interactions, FDA recalls and drug alerts
Information on Supplements
Check drugs you are taking for interactions with each other, including over the counter drugs or herbals and vitamins.
Reporting drug interactions or adverse effects
FDA Med Watch (left column)
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