Medication

One of the many symptoms of fibromyalgia is chronic headaches and migraines. Here’s a few of the things I’ve done over the years to keep mine under control.

Dr. Ginevra Liptan answers seven tough questions on fibromyalgia pain: Why won’t my doctor prescribe opiates? What meds make fibro pain worse? How much pain is too much? Is there a place for opioid medications in fibro pain treatment? How do I know when I’ve done the right amount of exercise? And more.

Dr. Ginevra Liptan gives an overview of the pain cycle, ideas for treating each part of it, plus why fibromyalgia pain is difficult to treat.

Fibromyalgia and Your Thyroid

February 13, 2012

Treating your thyroid could improve your fibromyalgia symptoms. As I work with my clients, I find that they often have undiagnosed thyroid issues. The most common thing I recommend in a consultation with someone is that they get a full thyroid panel done by a good doctor who understands thyroid disease. Why? So many symptoms of thyroid disease look like fibromyalgia symptoms. In addition, thyroid issues can amplify your fibromyalgia symptoms making them worse than they would be if your thyroid was functioning properly. This article covers the common symptoms of low thyroid, the three main challenges fibromites face in getting thyroid issues diagnosed, and what to do after you get your thyroid disease diagnosed.

The drugs you take for fibromyalgia can cause nutritional deficiencies. Guest blogger, Missy Baxter, talks about key factors in choosing a good quality vitamin supplements, includes recommended vitamins for fibromyalgia.