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Why should I talk to my doctor about dose changes for fibromyalgia drugs?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Talk to your doctor about changing doses if your fibromyalgia medications aren't working for you, or are causing unpleasant side effects. It can be hard to negotiate the tricky world of fibro treatment and dosing when you hardly have the energy to hit your snooze button in the morning. But fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that is tough to treat, so you'll need to work with your doctor to find the right combination of lifestyle changes and medicines that work for you. Experimenting with dosages is part of that process. You should also talk to your doctor about different medicines if you're still having problems. In addition to medications specifically approved for fibromyalgia, many physicians prescribe other medicines that they find work well for specific patients.

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