continuing negativism from some medical professionals, there is
now abundant evidence that fibromyalgia symptoms can be
significantly helped by an individually crafted program of
medications and gentle exercise. Fibromyalgia is not a
psychiatric disorder, although there is good evidence that some
FM patients share have an inherited predisposition to depressive
illness. Furthermore, many antidepressant medications (e.g.
amitryptiline, Duloxetine) have an effect on pain pathways that
are independent of their effects on depresssion; the same can be
said for some anti-epileptic medications (e.g. Neurontin, Lyrica).
The following links provide
details of various management strategies: