- Last Updated: 06 January 2016 06 January 2016
Who treats FM?
Medically, FM is classified as a rheumatological illness, and FM is most commonly diagnosed and treated by rheumatologists.
How is FM treated?
There is presently no cure for FM. Treatment is aimed at reducing pain and improving sleep.
Most often prescribed medications include anti-inflammatories, tricyclics, and pain medications.
Lifestyle measures to lessen stress, balance exercise and rest, and the avoidance of factors that aggravate symptoms are helpful.
Many individuals have also benefited from incorporating nutritional approaches, physical or occupational therapy, counseling, and peer support groups as part of their treatment.
Recently three medications, Cymbalta, Lyrica, and Savella, have been approved for use in the treatment of FM.