Fibromyalgia - Treatment


Treatment for fibromyalgia is aimed at easing some of your symptoms. There is no specific treatment to cure this disorder. One of the reasons is that fibromyalgia has several symptoms and a single treatment method is not going to work for all of them. Your doctor may suggest you a variety of treatments to find a combination that suits you the best.

Fibromyalgia treatment requires a collective team effort from you, your doctor, and physical therapist to work together so that you can manage and ease some of your symptoms. All these will help to improve the quality of your life.

Doctors will also prescribe some medications to help manage the symptoms. Some of the other factors that help in the management of fibromyalgia include:

  • Supportive care from the people around you
  • Balanced diet
  • Regular exercise program
  • Stress management
  • Massage
  • Behavior modification therapy
  • Patient education
  • Physical therapy
  • Antidepressants
  • Sleep hygiene