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Fibromyalgia 101

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If my pain is gone, am I cured of FM?

Expert:   Betty Keller, MD, FACR, Board Certified Internal Medicine & Rheumatology »

For some patients, symptoms improve with treatment and a percentage of patients go into remission. Find out why!

Transcript: There may be times when it seems like your symptoms have gone away, and you’re feeling almost no pain, but fibromyalgia is usually a chronic syndrome. The good news is that for some patients, symptoms improve with treatment. And percentage of patients go into REMISSION, usually with the help of medical treatments AND lifestyle changes. The FDA has approved three medications to treat fibromyalgia and other drugs are now in development. Antidepressants, sleep medications, muscle relaxants, pain relievers, and other types of medicines may also be recommended to treat the symptoms of fibromyalgia or coexisting conditions. Lifestyle changes, such as getting enough sleep, exercising regularly, maintaining a balanced diet, and reducing stress can help. For more answers to your fibromyalgia questions, check out other videos in this series. More »

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