Pain, fatigue, mood, sleep and fibromyalgia

March 2009
Travel Medicine Advisor;Mar2009 Supplement, p2
The article discusses research on the effectiveness of tricyclic antidepressants (TCA) in the treatment of fibromyalgia. It references a study published in a 2009 issue of the "Journal of American Medical Association." Results have shown that TCA and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI), among others are effective in reduction of pain, fatigue, depressed mood and sleep disturbance. It also showed that TCA are the most effective in pain reduction and has lower dosage efficacy than other common treatments.


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