Treatments for Fibromyalgia range from muscle relaxants, opiates and other habit-forming drugs to selective serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors like Cymbalta, Gabapentin, LYRICA, Gablin and different drugs like that.
What they are all trying to do is manage symptoms of pain. Some of them are trying to manage your nerves firing, so they’re actually decreasing your brain’s ability to speak to the rest of your body. It’s stopping that transmission. So you might think “oh, i’m not in pain anymore,” but every patient that has ever come into my office had not been getting the results they wanted from their medications. They’re still in pain. They still have irritable bowel syndrome. They still are depressed. Life is still being wrecked.
Those are the typical treatments in the medical world for fibromyalgia.
Jay Goodbinder DC DABCI is a doctor in Overland Park, KS who serves patients in surrounding Kansas City areas, cities across the United States, and in several countries around the world.