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Treating Fibromyalgia

As difficult as it is to diagnose, Fibromyalgia treatment is also very difficult. Only experienced physicians and rheumatologists can treat this condition efficiently. Though there is no complete cure for non-psychological related fibromyalgia, the condition can be kept under control with a combination of medications, exercises and stress relieving methods.  Anti-depressants can be used for treating stress or depression related fibromyalgia. Usually a combination of pain suppressants, anti-inflammatory (non-steroidal) medicines, anti-depressants, exercise and counseling are considered for treatment of Fibromyalgia. Medicines usually used for treating arthritis are commonly used for treating Fibromyalgia also.

Is it Fatal?

Though Fibromyalgia treatment is long term, usually life-long, it is not fatal. It is not a progressive disease and the disease as such does not cause damage to joints, muscles and internal organs of the patients. For many patients the conditions may improve over a period of time.

Alternative Treatments

Pain treatment in allopathic medicine usually involves pain killers and anti-inflammatory medicines which many people do not prefer to continue over a long time. Hence most people consider alternative treatment methods such as exercises, yoga, herbal and ayurvedic medicines, acupuncture, massages, special diets and dietary supplements.

Since psychological issues are closely related with Fibromyalgia, counseling, meditation and relaxation methods are also practiced along with conservative treatment methods.

What else can help?

As with any medical condition, getting proper treatment for the disease is very important. Conservative medicines or alternative treatment methods can be considered. Along with treatment some changes in lifestyle can also make a big difference like:

  • Getting good sleep
  • Eating healthy and balanced diet
  • Exercising regularly
  • Taking time to relax – indulge in hobbies like reading, music, dance and other art forms
  • Spending time with friends or family which can reduce stress considerably
  • Staying away from problem areas which causes tension

A positive attitude towards life can make a big difference to everyone’s living conditions. Do not ignore the symptoms since early detection and timely treatment can help you recover completely from Fibromyalgia especially if it is stress induced.