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Management of fibromyalgia syndrome

Ernest Choy

in Fibromyalgia Syndrome

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Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780199547517
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607259 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199547517.003.0005

Series: Oxford Rheumatology Library

Management of fibromyalgia syndrome

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• The major treatment goal in fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is to empower the patient to regain control over his/her life, by having a positive attitude, and cope better with the condition. There are evidence-based guidelines such as the EULAR recommendations for the management of FMS which can be used in practice. • A combination of education, non-pharmacological, and pharmacological therapies is usually needed to achieve this goal. • New therapies for FMS are emerging, offering hope for better treatment in the future. Although these treatments are not curative, they are important adjuvants helping patients to cope better with pain and improve their quality of life.

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Subjects: Rheumatology

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