Reduces pain, particularly for headache, nerve pain, and fibromyalgia ; some can aid sleep.
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Other medicines are available to just aid sleep problems. Over-the-counter drugs are not intended for long-term use. Instead, talk to your health care provider so you can get a personalized treatment plan. But don't treat chronic pain and insomnia on your own. Many people need both. Some drugs ease pain, which can help with sleep. You might also benefit from medication.
There is no perfect treatment for pain and sleeplessness. It all depends on your particular case -- the kind of pain you have and the other medications you take, for instance.
Cymbalta is approved for musculoskeletal pain.
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The first step for anyone with sleep problems is to improve their sleep habits. This helps set the stage for a good night's rest.
Here are some of the drugs that help people with chronic pain feel better and get some rest.Ambien for pain relief