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Suggest treatment for fibromyalgia

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Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015
Question: I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about 7 yrs ago. It has only been the last two years that I really neede pain medication, mostly because I exercize every day, get 9 hrs. of sleep per night, I eat healthy foods every 3-4 hours, drink lots of water and practice yoga and meditation. I am 61 yrs. old and I feel like I am 81. My fingers do not move at all in the morning for at least 5-20minutes. I take lexapro and adderrall, which help, but I am in constant pain. I take hydrocodone only for the flare up days. the new FDA regulations have made my doctor stop prescribing the medication. By the way I have tried lyrica and cymbalto with too many side effects the worst being significantly more depressed. Can you tell me what to do?
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Answered by Dr. Shruti Rijhwani (40 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
May be an alternative medicine would work.

Detailed Answer:
Dear Madam,

Thank you for posting your query on HCM.

Well looking into your problem I would like to tell you that you have been receiving adequate medicines , since you have tried duloxetine ( cymbalta) and that doesn't suit you its better to try another similar salt like fluoxetine , its also very effective .

If your doctor is not keen on to this , you can take paracetamol 500 mg which will be available over the counter if there is no contrainidication . I hope this should help. Any other query let me know.

Take care.

Dr. Shruti
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Brief Answer: May be an alternative medicine would work. Detailed Answer: Dear Madam, Thank you for posting your query on HCM. Well looking into your problem I would like to tell you that you have been receiving adequate medicines , since you have tried duloxetine ( cymbalta) and that doesn't suit you its better to try another similar salt like fluoxetine , its also very effective . If your doctor is not keen on to this , you can take paracetamol 500 mg which will be available over the counter if there is no contrainidication . I hope this should help. Any other query let me know. Take care. Dr. Shruti