There is no known cure for Fibromyalgia. However, the medications that reduce the symptoms of Fibromyalgia include:
1. Antidepressants: Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCAs) such as Amitriptyline, Nortriptyline and duloxetine help in raising the norepinephrine levels in the brain, improving the quality of sleep in the affected individuals. They also help in relaxation of painful muscles and heighten the effects of endorphin (The bodys natural painkiller). The Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) such as Fluoxetine, Paraxetine and Sertraline alsao act as antidepressants increasing the Serotonin levels in brain and reducing fatigue and possible pain due to Fibromyalgia. Generally SSRIs are prescribed along with TCAs.
Article by Kona Vishnu, MS
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