There are many quantitative and qualitive research papers and reports, produced in many countries outside of Canada such as USA, Australia, Israel, United Kingdom and other European countries.  But a single effective treatment for fibromyalgia has not yet been discovered.  Treatments are most often multifaceted and involve multidisciplinary approaches and providers.  Currently, Health Canada has approved two prescription drugs  to manage fibromyalgia:  

  1. Duloxetine (Cymbalta) is an antidepressant medicine that is sometimes used to manage fibromyalgia. If your healthcare provider prescribes it for you, it doesn’t mean you’re depressed. Duloxetine can help give you more energy. 
  2. Pregabalin (Lyrica) may be used to manage fibromyalgia. It can help lessen pain and improve sleep. 

Current global medical research studies include the efficacy and use of cannabis, lidocaine and other types of prescription drugs in the treatment regimen for fibromyalgia.  Check out these reports and summaries on the latest research on treatments: