Finding the Right Treatment

Finding the Right Treatment

The Doctor's Note

There are a bewildering number of treatment options for people living with fibromyalgia.  That’s both good news, and bad.

It’s wonderful to have choice, especially since research and clinical experience have shown not all treatments work for each individual.  What’s bad about it? Some treatments won’t be effective for anyone, and as a motivated person seeking recovery, you need to be able to sort the wheat from the chaff.  You’ll find information on treatments throughout this site and with these guidelines, you’ll be able to make informed choices about what will work best for you.

Use Several Treatments of Different Types Every Day

One thing research has shown consistently is that people with fibromyalgia seem to do best when they use multiple forms of treatment.  Because there are so many options, it’s easier to begin looking at them by grouping them into categories like these:

  • Drugs and Supplements
  • Physical
  • Lifestyle
  • Psychological…

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About Fibromyalgia

Good information about Fibromyalgia.

The Doctor's Note

Fibromyalgia is a condition that resists categorization. Researchers and other experts in health care have described it as:

  • a “rheumatic” musculo-skeletal condition;
  • a condition of the nervous system related to abnormal pain perception;
  • an auto-immune disorder;
  • an aspect of post-traumatic stress disorder;
  • physical symptoms of depression.

It is referred to as a syndrome or condition rather than a disease because the symptoms vary widely. Some medical professionals dispute that it is an illness but as research has begun to pinpoint measurable abnormalities in people with fibromyalgia, that opinion is becoming one of a minority.

What It Feels Like
Imagine having a bad case of the flu, all the time, and you’ll be getting a rough idea of what the experience of fibromyalgia is like. The main symptoms are widespread pain throughout the body, extreme fatigue, poor/non-restorative sleep. These are the “keynote” symptoms found in all cases of fibromyalgia.

But it…

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