I can understand your concern regarding the medicine and there side effects. Going by your history it seems that you are having Lupus
with major organ involvement (CNS involvement). The good thing is that your lupus is well controlled. Fibromyalgia
is a very common problem in patient who are having chronic disease as in your case is lupus, so we will call it secondary fibromyalgia. The treatment of fibromyalgia doesnt always require medicines. Best is to try alternative therapies like yoga, aerobic exercises, acupuncture
. You can even try other medicines eg duloxetine
. If you want to read more go to website www.rheumatology.org, patient information.
Dr JASNEET SINGH