Treatments for Fibromyalgia

Below is a listing of treatments and therapies for fibromyalgia. Click on one to read more information or connect with others currently using it.

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  • Acupuncture

    Overview

    Acupuncture is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practice that has been used for thousands of years to treat a wide range of illnesses. Many people with fibromyalgia have utilized acupuncture to ... read more

  • Advil (Ibuprofen)

    Overview

    Advil is an over-the-counter medication used to treat pain, fever, and inflammation. It is also known as Ibuprofen (the name of the drug) and Motrin (an additional brand name). Stronger doses of Adv... read more

  • Aurorix (Moclobemide)

    Overview
    Aurorix is a prescription drug approved in 2003 by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to treat depression. In people with fibromyalgia, Aurorix can help reduce pain. Aurorix is also... read more

  • Chiropractic Treatment

    Overview
    Chiropractic is a health treatment that aims to correct problems with the muscles, nerves, and skeletal system. Chiropractic is a popular treatment for pain and stiffness caused by fibromyalgia. Chiro... read more

  • Cymbalta (Duloxetine)

    Overview
    Cymbalta is a prescription medication originally approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2004 for the treatment of depression. Cymbalta was approved in 2010 for the management of fibromy... read more

  • Elavil (Amitriptyline)

    Overview
    Elavil is a prescription medication originally approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1961 for the treatment of depression. The drug name of Elavil is Amitriptyline. In cases of fibromy... read more

  • Exercise

    Overview
    In the past 25 years, many studies have proven that various types of physical activity not only promote general health in people with fibromyalgia, but can improve fibromyalgia symptoms. Regular exerc... read more

  • Flexeril (Cyclobenzaprine)

    Overview
    Flexeril is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1977 for the treatment of muscle spasms. The drug name of Flexeril is Cyclobenzaprine. In cases of fibromyal... read more

  • Ibuprofen (Motrin and Advil)

    Overview
    Ibuprofen is an over-the-counter medication used to treat pain, fever, and inflammation. It is sold under the brand names Motrin and Advil. Stronger doses of Ibuprofen are available by prescription. I... read more

  • Low-dose Naltrexone

    Overview
    Naltrexone is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating opiate and alcohol addiction. At a significantly lower dose, Naltrexone has also been prescribed... read more

  • Lyrica (Pregabalin)

    Overview
    Lyrica is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2007 for the treatment of fibromyalgia. The drug name of Lyrica is Pregabalin. Lyrica is not a cure for fibrom... read more

  • Manerix (Moclobemide)

    Overview
    Manerix is a prescription drug approved in 2003 by the British Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to treat depression. In people with fibromyalgia, Manerix can help reduce pain... read more

  • Medical marijuana

    Overview
    Medical marijuana is widely used as a complementary therapy to treat chronic pain.

    It is vital to inform your doctor of all treatments you incorporate, including medical marijuana, so that they can... read more

  • Neurontin (Gabapentin)

    Overview
    Neurontin is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1993 for the treatment of seizures. The drug name of Neurontin is Gabapentin. In people with fibromyalgia, ... read more

  • Norflex (Orphenadrine)

    Overview
    Norflex is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1959 for the treatment of muscle spasms. The drug name of Norflex is Orphenadrine. In cases of fibromyalgia, ... read more

  • Pamelor (Nortriptyline)

    Overview
    Pamelor is a prescription medication originally approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1964 for the treatment of depression. In cases of fibromyalgia, Pamelor can help reduce pain. The ... read more

  • Paxil (Paroxetine)

    Overview
    Paxil is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1996 to treat depression, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. In people with fibromyalgia, Paxil can h... read more

  • Physical Therapy

    Overview
    Physical therapy can help improve function and quality of life in people with fibromyalgia. A physical therapist will focus on your physical challenges and find appropriate exercises and achievable go... read more

  • Prozac (Fluoxetine hydrochloride)

    Overview
    Prozac is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1987 to treat depression. In people with fibromyalgia, Prozac can help improve mood and reduce fatigue. Prozac may a... read more

  • Savella (Milnacipran)

    Overview
    Savella is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2009 for the treatment of fibromyalgia. The drug name of Savella is Milnacipran. Savella is not a cure for fi... read more

  • Soma (Carisoprodol)

    Overview
    Soma is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1959 for the treatment of painful muscular and skeletal problems. The drug name of Soma is Carisoprodol. In case... read more

  • Trintellix (Vortioxetine)

    Overview
    Trintellix is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat major depressive disorder. Trintellix may be referred to by its drug name, Vortioxetine. Trintellix was pr... read more

  • Tylenol (Acetaminophen)

    Overview
    Tylenol, also known by its drug name, Acetaminophen, is an over-the-counter medication used to relieve pain and fever.

    Tylenol should be used with caution by people who have a history of liver pro... read more

  • Ultram (Tramadol)

    Overview
    Ultram is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1995 as an analgesic (pain reliever) for moderate to moderately severe pain. In people with fibromyalgia, Ultram can... read more

  • Zanaflex (Tizanidine)

    Overview
    Zanaflex is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating muscle spasms. Zanaflex is also available as a generic under its drug name, Tizanidine. In cases o... read more

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