Hi! I’m semi-newly diagnosed with fibro. My doctor prescribed me a low-dose muscle relaxer to help me sleep hoping that better sleep hygiene will get my pain under control. I’m definitely sleeping better but I don’t see any progress or change in my pain. Have any of your doctors tried this course of treatment? Did it work?

Fibromyalgia (FM)

Ocular torticollis

Generalized pain


Chronic Low Back Pain

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  • nat23


    I wouldn't say that my fibro is "better" but without good sleep I will always have a flare up within a day or two. Rest is one of the most important things you can do for your fibro in my experience. We eventually even bought a sleep number bed so that I could always adjust it depending on my pain level that day so I could have restful nights.

  • Chesbro99


    I have one for night time and one for the day if I need it. I think it helps a lot with my sleep and it's helped but not make my pain go away.

  • Dwight


    Fibromyalgia isn't a musculoskeletal disorder, if I remember correctly it's a neurological disorder. It affects the nerves. I think the muscle relaxer is definitely helping your sleep, but it's not targeting the pain. I'm on a medicine usually prescribed for seizures (Gabapentin) but it works WONDERS for both my sleep and my pain. Consider taking to your doctor about going on a medicine actually labled use for fibromyalgia! It could really make a difference. :]

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