There is no cure for fibromyalgia, but treatment aims to ease your symptoms and improve your quality of life.Your treatment will be decided between you and your GP, depending on what you prefer and what is available. Several different healthcare professionals may also be involved, such as:
a rheumatologist (a specialist in conditions which affect muscles and joints)
a neurologist (a specialist in conditions of the central nervous system)
As fibromyalgia has a number of different symptoms, no single treatment will work for all of them. You will need to try a variety of treatments to find a mix that suits you. This will normally be a combination of medication and lifestyle changes.
Information and support
You may find it helpful to research fibromyalgia to improve your understanding of the condition. Many people also find support groups helpful. Just talking to someone who knows what you are going though can make you feel better.
You can visit UK Fibromyalgia's support group section for a list of fibromyalgia support groups across the country.