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What supplements can I take if I have fibromyalgia?

A multivitamin may be a good idea for people with fibromyalgia, especially one with vitamins C, E and D. Vitamins C and E are powerful antioxidants that appeared to quell oxidative stress and subdue pain in a small study of fibromyalgia patients. Some studies have found that a significant number of fibromyalgia patients are deficient in vitamin D -- and that boosting levels may help improve fibromyalgia-induced anxiety and depression. Similar studies suggest a connection between chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain and low levels of vitamin D. Some research has shown that certain amino acid supplements may help with everything from mood to pain.

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