How to live with fibromyalgia

How to live with fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a neurosensory disorder in which the central nervous system interprets many nonpainful stimuli as painful and may overrespond to pain. Life Extension has developed a protocol for fibromyalgia that describes nutritional and other therapies that may help improve quality of life.

Fibromyalgia Science & Research

Finding the right information related to a health condition can be daunting. Explore these basic questions about fibromyalgia. See our fibromyalgia protocol to delve even deeper into the subject.

Frequently Asked Fibromyalgia Questions

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What's the most common physical pain with fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a common cause of widespread musculoskeletal pain. The generalized discomfort characteristic of fibromyalgia is often accompanied by fatigue, psychiatric symptoms and various somatic symptoms. Sleep disturbances are also common among people affected by fibromyalgia.

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What are some integrative treatments for fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is best treated through comprehensive dietary and lifestyle changes coupled with behavioral support and medication as needed. Eating a healthy diet, like the Mediterranean diet, is important, along with regular exercise.

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What is the best help for fibromyalgia symptoms?

Fibromyalgia is notoriously difficult to treat and often requires multi-modal interventions. Counseling helps those affected by fibromyalgia learn about how good sleep hygiene, healthy diet and physical activity are important. For people whose symptoms cannot be resolved with behavioral, lifestyle and dietary changes, some medications may be helpful. Depending on the patient’s symptoms, these medications can include amitriptyline, duloxetine, pregabalin and milnacipran. Cognitive-behavioral therapy may be helpful in difficult-to-treat cases.

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