Patient Questions Answered – Part II

A few months ago we started sharing the questions of patients who have been suffering from fibromyalgia, and it has become clear that these types of articles really resonate with readers. Whether you’re reading up for a loved one, or have been suffering yourself for years—there are endless questions about this puzzling disease.

Question:
I am diagnosed with fibromyalgia and find the different medications available to be very confusing, even though I have a good GP and have been through a pain management clinic. I get mainly back pain with stiff/tight muscles and muscle spasms. I’d like to ask your opinion on the best types of medication to take. I currently take duloxotin and codeine with paracetamol but I’m not convinced I’m getting the best results.

Unfortunately there is no “best” type of medication for fibromyalgia—we’re all different, and we all respond to these medications differently. I urge you to think of medication as only part of your treatment. After years of studying this disease, I have found that there are several tested measures which can be taken to help in reducing the negative effects of fibromyalgia.

At The Fibro Clinic, we truly understand the many struggles fibromyalgia patients face on a daily basis. It is our belief that with the right combination of medication and complementary treatment as part of a multidisciplinary approach, patients can make a vast improvement to their lives.

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