Fibromyalgia can mean long-term, chronic pain, often in the joints. There didn’t used to be anything that could be done to lessen the pain.
There is now. Cymbalta relieves pain almost entirely for 30% of those who have fibro. It has worked for both my fiance and my sister. Both were astonished when, within hours of taking it, their fibro pain lessened dramatically. After a few weeks at full dosage, both say the pain has practically vanished (and that it re-appears if they forget to take it.)
If you know someone with fibromyalgia, mention they might want to ask their doctor about Cymbalta. Seriously.
(It’s not cheap. However, Drugstore.com has it for less than you will pay elsewhere.)
Sometimes new meds are miraculous, sometimes quite the opposite – see the following posting.