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How do steroid shots help with fibromyalgia pain?

Related Topics: Fibromyalgia, Injection, Pain, Steroid

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Steroid shots can help fibro pain for several reasons:

1. They reduce pain in the inflamed areas from conditions other than fibro, thus one feels better "overall."

2. They calm down these inflamed areas, thus reducing the "signals" that were aggravating the fibro in the immediate areas and even the overall body; so indirectly the steroids calmed the fibro.

3. They may directly calm down the fibro flare-up, perhaps by combined analgesic, anti-inflammatory and adrenal mechanisms involving FM. ...

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