BUILD A COMPLETE TREATMENT PLAN
A holistic approach may help to manage and relieve your fibromyalgia pain.
LYRICA is indicated to treat fibromyalgia, diabetic nerve pain, spinal cord injury nerve pain, and pain after shingles in adult patients. LYRICA is also indicated to treat partial-onset seizures in patients 1 month of age and older with epilepsy who take 1 or more other drugs for seizures.
A prescription medication is only part of a complete fibromyalgia treatment plan. Research has shown that for many people, combining medicine with other approaches can help them feel better.
For someone with chronic widespread fibromyalgia pain, the idea of exercise may be scary and even impossible. But studies show that physical activity is one of the most effective ways to manage fibromyalgia.
With regular exercise, your muscles can strengthen and be better able to support your body. This could mean having less pain and feeling better overall.
Getting enough sleep can help ease the pain and fatigue associated with fibromyalgia. That means that improving your sleep may help improve your symptoms.
LYRICA is not a sleep aid. Ask your doctor what you can do to improve your sleep.
Many people with fibromyalgia benefit by adding one or more of the following alternative treatments:
While eating certain foods cannot treat fibromyalgia, a healthy, balanced diet can give you more energy and generally help you feel better.
Walk around your home or yard, take the stairs, walk to the mall, or park at the far end of the parking lot.
If you have access to a warm pool, swimming, water walking, and aquarobics are a great place to start.
Gentle stretching can help improve flexibility, increase blood flow to the muscles, reduce stress, and calm your mind.
Yoga, tai chi, and Pilates may help to increase your balance, core strength, and flexibility.
Light weight training or resistance training, where you use your own body weight, may help to make you stronger and fitter.