Life can be tough when you’re living with fibromyalgia. In fact, it usually is. This puzzling chronic pain disorder affects every part of your day. You’re exhausted, you can’t think clearly, and your body aches. You’re frustrated and wish it would just go away. But it doesn’t.
To make things worse, the pain that you experience hurts not only your body but also your personal relationships and your professional life, affecting your physical and emotional wellbeing. The good news is that there are ways to improve your condition. Sure, there’s no cure for fibromyalgia, but when you know how to deal with the pain and symptoms, living with the disorder becomes a whole a lot easier.
Here are 13 treatments that can effectively relieve fibromyalgia pain…
Pain Relief Drugs
Over-the-counter (OTC) pain relief drugs can be very useful in reducing inflammation and managing fibromyalgia pain and aches. In some cases, however, prescription medications are needed.
Painkillers that are commonly used to treat pain from fibromyalgia include acetaminophen (tylenol), NSAIDs like aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen, and opioid painkillers such as tramadol.