Chapter 22. Fibromyalgia

  1. Gary J. McCleane MD, FFARCSI, DA, DipIMC, Dip Pain Mang Consultant in Pain Management

Published Online: 30 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300796.ch22

Pain Management: Expanding the Pharmacological Options

Pain Management: Expanding the Pharmacological Options

How to Cite

McCleane, G. J. (2009) Fibromyalgia, in Pain Management: Expanding the Pharmacological Options, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300796.ch22

Author Information

  1. Rampark Pain Centre, Lurgan, Northern Ireland, Ireland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 6 JUN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405178235

Online ISBN: 9781444300796

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Keywords:

  • fibromyalgia and widespread muscle tenderness;
  • fibromyalgia pain – three categories;
  • 5HT3 antagonist;
  • pain therapies;
  • carnitine in reducing neuropathic pain;
  • sleep disturbance with fibromyalgia and clonazepam treatment;
  • caudal epidural clonidine with relief;
  • tricyclics in patients with fibromyalgia;
  • pregabalin and gabapentin reducing fibromyalgia pain;
  • intravenous (IV) infusion of lidocaine for pain relief

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Fibromyalgia pain

  • Pain therapies

  • Principles of treatment