I have fibromyalgia and EDS.
I had to do a lot of research and go to international conferences to find help. After going through many doctors (some who sent me for mental help because they thought I was drug seeking) I found a GP that would help me. He put me on Lyrica and that has helped tremendously!
If you have a condition look for support groups and online forums to find out what everyone else is taking. Go to your doctor prepare to discuss those medications and treatments. Some organizations even have special handouts for doctors.
Most importantly is to have a healthy lifestyle. Exercise, eat well, sleep and surround yourself with loving people that you can talk to.
(the book "The truth about chronic pain" by Arthur Rosendfeld is a good book to read)
at 5:05 PM on Sep. 1, 2010