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What are some helpful ways that help people with fibromyalgia get relief from pain even after taking prescribed medication?
There are many, and I agree with the others that sleep hygiene, meditation, yoga/exercise, diet, massage, hydrotherapy, distraction and emotional self-regulation can all be helpful.
Others to consider include acupuncture (or acupressure), progressive muscle relaxation with/without biofeedback therapy, prescribed supplements (CoQ10, magnesium and vitamin D are often helpful), and keeping a journal as a means of tracking symptoms and stressors – writing about what distresses you emotionally can ease physical symptoms.
Biofeedback therapy is the process of using instruments that measure physiological responses to gain better conscious control of these responses. It is not effective for all fibromyalgia symptoms but can lessen pain, which was the specific symptom included in this question.