I would like to know what is the best medication regimen for fibromyalgia

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  • justmeinthisworld February 3, 2009, 4:38 am

    the most promising treatments are neuro in nature
    cymbalta(SNRI antidpressant) is approved for FMS
    Lyrica (anti seizure) is also approved–

    they are the only 2-

    other meds are used off label–
    NSAIDS (ibuprofren) have limited effect as there is NO inflammation in FMS—

    I have tried all the classes-muscle relaxants did harm–no good
    narcotics didn’t touch teh pain

    the cause of the pain is the neuro system–NOT the musculoskeletal system-so drugs that target the muscles tehmselves have limited success

    tramadol is an SRI type (neuro) med that works on pain—it took the edge off the pain for me