Common Fibromyalgia Questions

What other conditions do those with fibromyalgia commonly experience?

Anxiety, depression, tension headaches, temporomandibular joint disorders, trouble sleeping, morning stiffness, and other complaints are commonly experienced by fibromyalgia patients.

My doctor prescribed your pain cream medication for fibromyalgia. Can I use this pain cream medication it for other painful areas, too, like my knees or my back?

We want to encourage you to first speak with your prescriber about using the pain cream for additional painful areas.  We understand that fibromyalgia pain can change over time to different locations.  Therefore, it is imperative that you have an ongoing dialogue with your prescriber, as your medical records will need to be updated regularly.  Consider keeping a pain journal and please call your doctor’s office to ask about applying it to more than the original area.  We also recommend that the pain cream not be applied to more than 10% of your body surface area (BSA) unless specifically instructed by your physician.

I have your Transdermal Therapeutics cream for fibromyalgia.  Where should I apply the pain cream medication?

Your specially compounded pain cream medication should be applied to the painful area that is most affected, which prompted your visit to the doctor's office (or nurse practitioner, PA, or other prescriber).  Please make sure to apply to intact skin (no breaks or incisions) to ensure that you deliver the correct dose of medicine to the painful area.

How do I get a prescription for a Transdermal Therapeutics cream?  

Because this is prescribed topical pain medication, it requires a prescription from your doctor, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, or other medical provider.  After your office visit, the prescription will be faxed here to us, and we will contact you for the information we need to provide your medication as quickly as possible.