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Nondrug methods of relieving pain may be helpful for people with
fibromyalgia. These can include:
Nonprescription pain relievers are not very helpful for people with
fibromyalgia. Small doses of acetaminophen (such as Tylenol), aspirin (such as Bayer),
ibuprofen (such as Advil), or naproxen (such as Aleve) may
offer short-term relief of muscle pain when your symptoms flare up. Daily
long-term use does not seem to be effective.
October 20, 2011
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Karin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology
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