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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you carry any medications to treat Fibromyalgia?

Short Answer

Yes, we carry several.

Long Answer

Fibromyalgia is one of the more common diseases affecting the muscles, but the cause of it is unknown. There is no inflammation in the painful tissue; therefore, patients with fibromyalgia do not develop body damage or deformity. Also, there is no damage to internal organs so it differs from other rheumatic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus and polymyositis.

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition of the muscles and soft tissues causing pain, stiffness and tenderness. It is characterized by restless sleep, awakening feeling tired, fatigue, anxiety, depression and disturbances in bowel function. Fibromyalgia used to be called fibrositis.

The onset of fibromyalgia has been associated with psychological distress, trauma and infection.

Over 80% of the people affected by fibromyalgia are women between the ages of 35 to 55.

Examples of medications used to treat fibromyalgia are:

Additional Information

Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary
Chronic and frequently difficult to manage pain in muscles and soft tissues surrounding joints. It is more common in women than men and affects about six million Americans. Symptoms sometimes include fatigue and mood and sleep disturbances. Efforts to classify this condition resulted in the American College of Rheumatology criteria for classification of fibromyalgia, published in 1990.
MedicineNet.com: Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia, formerly known as fibrositis, causes chronic pain, stiffness, and tenderness of muscles, tendons, and joints without detectable inflammation. Fibromyalgia patients have an unusually low pain threshold. Symptoms of fibromyalgia include fatigue, abnormal sleep, mental/emotional disturbances, abdominal pain, migraine and tension headaches, and irritable bladder. Treatment of fibromyalgia involves patient education, medication, exercise, and stress reduction.
MedlinePlus: Fibromyalgia
No one knows what causes fibromyalgia. Anyone can get it, but it is most common in middle-aged women. People with rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases are particularly likely to develop fibromyalgia. There is no cure for fibromyalgia, but medicines can help you manage your symptoms. Getting enough sleep and exercising may also help.
Wikipedia: Fibromyalgia
Although neither degenerative nor fatal, the chronic pain of fibromyalgia is pervasive and persistent. Most fibromyalgia patients report that their symptoms do not change over time. An evaluation of 332 consecutive new fibromyalgia patients found that, out of 15 factors, pain levels, self-assessed inability to work, psychological distress, pending litigation, helplessness, level of education, and coping ability had a significant and independent association with symptom severity and function.
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