Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
Tags: infusion | fibromyalgia | drip

Can Drip Infusion Treat My Fibromyalgia?

Monday, 14 Jan 2013 10:00 AM


Question: I have fibromyalgia and I’m considering getting a Solu-Medrol drip infusion. Do you think this is a good treatment?

Dr. Hibberd’s answer:

Repeated cortisone injection or infusion for fibromyalgia is usually not considered effective or safe. Fibromyalgia is a category of disease that has no known cause.

I presume your physician is advising this as a treatment trial to determine whether to pursue further evaluation for an underlying auto-immune disorder. Whether this is going to benefit you or not will depend upon the reasons your physician has for the use of Solu-Medrol.

I would not worry much about a one-time trial, but if this is to be a part of a regular treatment regimen, I would ask more questions and seek a second opinion from a rheumatologist before moving forward with it.



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