Fibromyalgia Medication Issues

Fibromyalgia medication is a mixed blessing for patients who are suffering terribly from FMS.  Pain management drugs are the most common treatments provided by the traditional medical sector. These drugs do nothing to cure the condition; they merely help to make the disease more livable.  Unfortunately, most of these drugs also have damaging side effects and health risks.

It is crucial for patients to learn the complete facts about all the medications they are using to control their fibromyalgia pain.  Failing to do so will eventually have dire consequences for many patients.  Many learn too late that they should have been more actively involved in their own healthcare and unfortunately, now suffer permanent negative effects from their ongoing use of these powerful FMS drugs.

This investigative report details the negative consequences of treating FMS with pharmaceutical products.


Prescription Fibromyalgia Medications

It is interesting and informative to know that none of the commonly prescribed drugs were created to treat fibromyalgia, nor are they FDA approved for fibromyalgia treatment. The following are all drugs used to treat FMS:

Anti-depressants, such as Paxil (paroxetine), Prozac (fluoxetine), Endep (amitriptyline), Cymbalta (duloxetine), Aponal / Adapine (doxepin), Aventyl / Pamelor (nortriptyline), Zoloft (sertraline), Effexor (venlafaxine), Serzone (nefazodone) are commonly utilized.

Muscle relaxants, such as Flexeril and Cycloflex (cyclobenzaprine), Carisoprodol, Skelaxin (metaxalone) and Robaxin (methocarbamol) are given when muscular cramping or spasming occurs.

Benzodiazepines help to relax muscles and induce deep sleep. Klonopin (clonazepam), Valium (diazepam), Halcion (triazolam), Restoril (temazepam) are the most popular varieties.

Analgeisc pain relievers, such as Vicodin (Hydrocodone), Percodan, Morphine, Ultram (tramadol), Oxycontin, Percocet, Naproxen are widely used and abused.

Anti-seizure drugs, such as Neurontin (gabapentin), Lyrica (pregabalin), Provigil (modafinil), Topamax (topiramate) and Biston/Epitol (carbatrol) might be provided to select patients as part of a mixed cocktail of drugs.


Fibromyalgia Medication for Pain

Most patients are in such agony that they are willing to try almost anything to find relief. If the doctor offers them a prescription, they will gladly give the medicine a chance. Many patients will not consider the negative effects caused by many of these powerful drugs. They will merely hope to find pharmaceutical pain relief, regardless of the cost to their health.

I am not blaming the patient. They are in pain and desperate. I would like to see doctors spending more time to explain the health consequences and risks of these fibromyalgia drugs.

I would also like to see the drug companies working harder to eliminate the side effects. Best case scenario, I would like to see medical science get off the wrong path when it comes to fibromyalgia diagnosis and treatment and discover its true causation.


Fibromyalgia Medication Reality

Drugs will not cure fibromyalgia. All medicine can do is bury the physical symptoms in a pharmaceutical haze. If the drug is stopped, the symptoms will return. This symptomatic treatment simply perpetuates the ongoing suffering of the patient.

Learning what causes the pain is the only way to truly cure it. I have seen thousands of fibromyalgia patients permanently banish their pain without drugs or other medical treatment. Knowledge therapy has been one of the most promising approaches to care. This method has no side effects, which sets it is a class by itself when it comes to FMS treatment.

I have not seen anyone recover from fibromyalgia using drugs. What I have seen is a descent into further suffering, possible drug addiction and health complications due to the effects of these powerful prescription medicines.

Be very careful. There is a reason why regulatory agencies do not approve drugs for FMS applications. Pay attention to guidelines which come from respected authorities, since these are trying to protect you from unethical care providers who may sell you any pill just to make fast cash.

I see many dangerous FMS therapy programs popping up in geographic destinations which lack definitive governmental regulation and enforcement of health practices.  Why do you think this is?  Are you really so naïve as to think the doctor wants to live there?  No, it is because they have likely been chased out of practice in a regulated country and have moved to some nation where they can practice medicine without conscience or rules to hold them back.



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