There are many different medications that are currently approved to help treat the symptoms of Fibromyalgia. The first thing your doctor may put you on is an anti-depressant. This is due to the fact that an anti-depressant can help reduce pain, improve sleep, and change your mood for the better.
Two anti-depressants that are approved to treat the symptoms of fibromyalgia are Cymbalta (duloxetine), Savella (milnacipran). Both Cymbalta and Savella are FDA Approved to treat symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Anticonvulsants used for Fibromyalgia Medications
Another popular FDA Approved drug to treat Fibromyalgia is an anticonvulsant known as Lyrica. While Lyrica is a newer drug used to treat symptoms of fibromyalgia, it has proven successful. Lyrica works by affecting certain chemicals in the brain so it is thought to reduce pain and improve fatigue and promote sleep.
Another anticonvulsant used to treat Fibromyalgia is Gabapentin.
Talk to your doctor about your Fibromyalgia Medications and learn What is Fibromyalgia