Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) are sometimes given to Fibromyalgia patients however Fibromyalgia is a condition associated with no inflammation. If you have inflammation related problems discuss them with your doctor or specialist as they may not be part of your Fibromyalgia or you may have a different condition. Some NSAIDs can have a pain-relieving (analgesic) effect so it is possible that they may help provide some relief. I have not personally tried many of these drugs so I would be interested in peoples experiences with this type of medication. It is worth mentioning that NSAIDs can be harsh on the stomach and cause gastrointestinal problems so make sure you take them as directed.

A list of NSAIDs

Ibuprofen
Naproxen
Flurbiprofen
Diclofenac
Acetylsalicyclic Acid
Sulindac
Oxaprozin
Diflunisal
Piroxicam
Indomethacin
Etodolac
Magnesium Salicylate
Meclofenamate
Salsalate
Fenoprofen
Ketoprofen
Tolmetin

(List from the US so may not all be licensed in the UK)

In the UK

Doctors will normally advise that you start using Ibuprofen which is available over the counter. I would recommend that you save a few quid and buy them at a supermarket or large pharmacy and use their own brand which are often available for less that 20 pence a pack. If a NSAID is prescribed Diclofenac (Voltarol) seems to be the most widely used.