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Do men receive the same treatment for fibromyalgia as women?

Dawn Marcus
Neurology
As with most medical conditions, men with fibromyalgia typically delay seeing a physician until their fibromyalgia symptoms are serious and disability has developed. The good news for men with fibromyalgia is that, when they do finally see a doctor, they can expect the same positive results from nondrug treatments as can women. While most medications also are similarly effective for men and women, the antidepressant duloxetine (Cymbalta) has shown good effectiveness for women but not for men.
The Woman's Fibromyalgia Toolkit: Manage Your Symptoms and Take Control of Your Life

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The Woman's Fibromyalgia Toolkit tells readers what they need to know to take control of fibromyalgia symptoms. It includes step-by-step instructions for using effective non-drug treatments,...

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