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10 Ways to Reduce Fibromyalgia Pain

7. Medical interventions, like prescription meds, may bring relief from debilitating pain

  • Prescriptions or over-the-counter pain relievers can help reduce inflammation, improve sleep quality, and ease muscular aches. Your doctor may recommend aspirin, naproxen sodium, and ibuprofen.
  • Antidepressants also alleviate pain and exhaustion. However, there are side effects of antidepressant like weight gain, loss of sexual desire, and nausea. You decide what is worse, the side effects or your continual pain and tiredness.
  • At times your doctor may prescribe anticonvulsants, which are anti-seizure medications that can help reduce fibromyalgia pain. Lyrica or pregabalin is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat fibromyalgia pain. There is also gabapentin, which reduces nerve pain. However, again, these medications have side effects like dizziness, weight gain, and dry mouth.