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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Nadolol
Answer: Fibromyalgia tends to be an ongoing condition which lasts and for which we have little good treatment. The cause is unknown, but thought to be related to lack of Stage IV sleep. This is the deepest sleep (like when a child is completely flaccid while sleeping). We all need a couple of hours of Stage IV sleep or we're tired all the time. So , there may be a link between the two. Adding drugs that work on Stage IV sleep like Elavil etc. might be an answer. Some would advocate a sleep lab evaluation. As to the migraines, the beta blockers take about a month or six weeks before you will have any idea as to whether they work. But, they do cause fatigue and some patients have sleep disorders on the medication, not the best option I wouldn't think. Calcium channel blockers are ok. Also, many use nortriptyline or elavil for migraine prevention and this would also help Stage IV sleep, might get two for the price of one.
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