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How is fibromyalgia treated?

The U.S. FDA recently approved Lyrica (pregabalin) and Cymbalta (duloxetine) for the management of fibromyalgia.

A simple web search should help to identify fibromyalgia support groups.

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
Doctors usually recommend a multi-pronged approach to treating fibromyalgia that may include medications to relieve pain, help correct sleep problems and improve overall functioning. Support groups and psychological counseling may also be recommended to help people with fibromyalgia cope with symptoms of their condition. Doctors also encourage people with fibromyalgia to make healthy lifestyle choices such as exercising regularly, maintaining a regular bedtime and using stress-reduction techniques. Alternative therapies, such as massage or acupuncture, can also help manage fibromyalgia symptoms.

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