Fibromyalgia Pain Relief

Posted by Connie on Friday, June 17th, 2011 at 12:42 am and is filed under Health Information, Prescription Medications, Support Group.
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Is it possible to get pain relief when you have Fibromyalgia? I wondered that when I was first diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Finally I had an answer to why I hurt so much all of the time, but my next question to my rheumatologist was, “Can you cure me?” I guess he was used to hearing this quite often, so he  explained that he could help me relieve the pain, but that there is no cure to this disease.

He uses various forms of Fibromyalgia Treatments, but first he had to know more about the pain I had and other symptoms. Because I have other medical conditions, he had to take those into consideration with his treatment too. He asked me detailed questions about where I felt pain in my body and the type of pain and when I had it. He asked about headaches, memory problems, feelings of sadness or anxiety and stomach issues.

He also took blood work to test for autoimmune diseases, arthritis and to check my blood count, etc. My treatment wasn’t decided upon in one day, or even one year. He treats me depending on how my symptoms act up and if there are any changes.

Basically though, my pain relief comes in the form of prescription medications and trigger point injections. My doctor also recommends stretching and other mild forms of exercise, relieving stress, and joining a support group.  He had prescribed pain medication in the past, but I no longer use it. I’d rather be alert and feel some pain, than feel drugged and not be able to enjoy my life.

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  1. The first step to fibromyalgia pain relief is being properly diagnosed. The condition is not completely understood by the medical community, and there is no specific course of treatment.

    comment by Plastic Surgery — July 18, 2011 @ 1:21 am

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