When is medication indicated in the management of fibromyalgia?

Updated: Nov 14, 2018
  • Author: Chad S Boomershine, MD, PhD, CPI, CPT; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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If significant nociceptive pain coexists with the diffuse chronic pain of fibromyalgia, manage it pharmacologically with non-narcotic medications such as antidepressants, anticonvulsants, or muscle relaxers. For associated regional chronic pain syndromes (eg, temporomandibular disorder), referral to an experienced specialist who advocates nonsurgical approaches is recommended.


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