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finally!!

Doctor finally listened and believe I do have fibromyalgia. Every trigger point she touched made me wanna jump out the chair. She said the anxiety medicine she has me on should help with the fibro...does anyone know about this?? Tired of hurting blah
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Hi,
Fibromyalgia can occur in men and women both though common in women. The usual symptoms are morning stiffness, tender points, fatigue and IBS. Fibromyalgia is a   condition in which the person has long term body pain. The goal of treatment in this condition is to improve sleep and pain tolerance. Medicines should always be used along with exercise and behavior therapy. Medications like Duloxetione, pregabalin and Milnacipram have been approved for treating fibromyalgia.Duloxetine, Lyrica, and milnacipran are medications that are approved specifically for treating fibromyalgia.Percoset is a narcotic analgesic which is used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. It contains a combination of two medicines - acetaminophen and oxycodone.It can be taken to relieve pain. It will be best to discuss it with your doctor about which medication will be most suitable for you. Do keep us posted.
Best of luck and kind regards!  
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   Hi Jenny.
   In general, FMS patients take an average of 3 of the following medications: NSAID - 33% of patients, antidepressant - 69% of patients, muscle relaxant - 13% of patients, benzodiazepine - 15% of patients, occasional narcotic. analgesic - 37% of patients.

Anti-Anxiety meds.
  Benzodiazepines (BZD) are used in FMS with the hope that the GABA inhibitory response will reduce the pain signals going to the brain, resulting in less pain sensation and better sleep.

Tricyclic Antidepessants.
  TCAs increase brain serotonin and/or norepinephrine levels, and block histamine and/or acetylcholine to varying degrees..
Research on TCAs evaluates their impact on the amount of time spent in quality deep sleep, the number of arousal disturbances during sleep, and the overall impact on patient symptoms.
Although the results of the studies are not definitive, several controlled studies showed that TCAs reduce symptoms in a significant number of patients.
(From a Pharmacy C.E. Professional Program)

Cheers!
Niko
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what did she put you on? is it helping?
i'm on cymbalta, but get night sweats as a side effect. thinking about switching...
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