Fibromyalgia treatment medication and prevention

Fibromyalgia Treatment and medication

The main tactics of treatment is improving the quality of sleep. This can be done with the prescription of drugs as if Amitriptyline, Nortriptyline, Doxepin, Cyclobenzaprine, Trazodone, and Zolpidem and so on. The dosage of these drugs should start with low and increased in a stepwise manner.

The next property of treating fibromyalgia is treating the underlying depression with the antidepressants as if Fluoxetine, Sertraline, Citalopram, Paroxetine and so on. Alprazolam and Lorazepam are widely used in the treatment of the anxiety.
In addition, the mild aerobic exercises can have a long-term benefit and should be scheduled only after the patient can sleep without any problem.

It is interesting to note that NSAIDS or painkillers are not the major treatment of this disorder. This is due to the fact that they can partially remove the symptom and are less effective in treating the fibromyalgia. However, to control the pain, you may use Acetaminophen, Tramadol or Gabapentin.

As a conclusion, the treatment of fibromyalgia is very complex. It cannot be treated alone using the medication. You may ask the patient to undergo series of counseling to talk about the stress in their life. Group therapy might be very much beneficial in these patients. This might solves depression and anxiety problems too. Hence, a combined treatment of medication with other psychotherapies can help in the proper treatment of Fibromyalgia.