Painkillers May Be Making Your Fibromyalgia Worse


If you have fibromyalgia, you know how it affects your daily activities and quality of life. Every day is a struggle with body pain, fatigue, sleep problems and mental distress. Your friends and loved ones, and even your doctor, may not understand how disabling your symptoms are.

According to the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), four million Americans share your condition Рand your concern. You are in good company. But, that does not make living with the pain any easier.

Getting your chronic pain under control is hard. The pain can be constant for a period of time, then get better for a while, only to return again. There is no rhyme or reason to when the pain comes and goes. Your medical disorder is somewhat of a mystery, as you already know. No one knows what causes it, and no one has found a cure. The good news is, there ARE ways to treat and manage the pain and administering painkillers is not necessarily the only choice.

In fact, painkillers could be making your fibromyalgia worse..

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  1. says: Colin

    All very well and good to say that chronic pain is a lifestyle problem rather than a a medical one. That’s rubbish. It depends on what the source of the pain is. Medicine hasn’t focused enough on finding answers to treating fibro myalgia. In the meantime, yes, try to help yourself with drug free alternatives but they are often ineffective too. And why don’t you recommend herbs and supplements? I have personal experience of using them and they are effective.

  2. says: Pauleen

    Help!! I can’t taste or smell anything!! My feet hurt my head has constant stabbing pains. I sleep very little and I get irritated easily.

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