A Closer Look At The Medications Used To Treat Fibro
How often do we read the warning labels on the back of the medications we are prescribed? Most individuals do not stop to think that the medications they are being prescribed by their medical professional could have potential drawbacks and adverse side effects. Most fibromyalgia patients that choose to take the pharmaceutical approach due so to the ease of use and the convenience that comes with swallowing a pill. Though one might originally think that the pharmaceutical approach is the safest and most effective route to take they often find their original theory incorrect once the side effect begin to manifest. As the side effects begin to take over the body and render one miserable and helpless.
The prescription medications are used to bring pain under control, improve sleep, increase energy and help improve the mood of fibromyalgia sufferers. While doctors can use a whole range of medications, this article is going to focus on four.
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Anti-depressant medications
- Muscle relaxant medications
Anti-inflammatory medications are available both as prescriptions and over-the-counter. These prescription medications can help reduce the pain that fibromyalgia sufferers go through as a result of excessive physical activity among other conditions. However, because of the side effects those anti-inflammatory medications have on the lining of the stomach they should only be taken as needed and when absolutely necessary one example would be the drug known as pain meds.
A Closer Look At pain meds
pain meds is a narcotic-like pain prescription medication. pain meds is designed to help alleviate many kinds of pain in the moderate to severe category such as the pain of fibromyalgia. It is important to note that pain meds may be habit forming; take pain meds exactly as prescribed. pain meds can be prescribed in several different pill forms. A patient should only take one kind. Also pain meds can be taken either with or without food, but should be taken consistently the same way. Common side effects of pain meds should not become bothersome or persistent. Many people are able to take pain meds with little to no side effects. It is important to speak to a doctor if any of these do become bothersome or persistent.
Anticonvulsants were originally designed to treat seizures. They are now used to help fibromyalgia patients and migraine sufferers. They are able to affect the chemicals in the brain that send pain signals across the nervous system. By doing this, it helps to reduce pain and help sleep. Examples of anticonvulsants are medications and anticonvulsant medication.
A Closer Look At medications
medications is a popular choice for doctors to prescribe. medications is an anti-seizure medication that was actually designed to help patients who have epilepsy. However, after much research, medications now is used to help treat fibromyalgia as an off-label use. Common side effects should not become bothersome or persistent. While many people are able to take medications with little to no side effects, medications is chemical in nature and can easily cause just as many side effects as any other medications.
Two common anti-depressants that are often prescribed by doctors for those that suffer from fibromyalgia would include depression meds and antidepressant medications. These two medications are able to decrease pain for fibromyalgia. They can also help increase energy, decrease anxiety, help with alertness and improve depression. depression meds and antidepressant medications are not typically used for fibromyalgia patients who have been clinically depressed. During the medication study, researchers followed patients for six months, so they are still unsure on how well depression meds and antidepressant medications will work for long term use.
A Closer Look At antidepressant medications
One group of anti-depressants is called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). antidepressant medications is a common prescription medication that is given from the SSRI category. Common side effects of antidepressant medications should not become persistent or bothersome. They should become manageable or go away shortly after beginning antidepressant medications.
Muscle relaxant medications
Patients with fibromyalgia pain are sometimes prescribed muscle relaxants. The medicine does not appear to really relax muscles but does reduce muscle pain. These medications are typically taken in the evening because they cause drowsiness. sleep medications is one of those medications that can help relax the muscles.
A Closer Look At sleep medications
sleep medications is in a group of prescription medications called sedatives or hypnotics. It helps to rebalance chemicals in the brain that cause issues sleeping. While sleep medications is a sleep medication, it is designed to help the body relax. It is important to note that some patients who have taken sleep medications have driven, eaten, made phone call and then have no memory of the events later. This can be dangerous. Common side effects of sleep medications should not become bothersome or persistent. Please keep in contact with a doctor while taking sleep medications so they can track the body’s response to the prescription medication.