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A 56-year-old female asked:

A lot of mysterious musculoskeletal pains. suspects to be chronic pain syndrome. should i see neurologist, psychiatrist, pain management, rheumatolog?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Holistic/Integrative: I advise you see a holistic/integrative MD to determine the underlying causes. I would suspect chronic Lyme disease, which is common in NY but often not properly diagnosed. Even if not Lyme a holistic MD will do a thorough evaluation and refer you to appropriate specialists. See http://www.lymedisease.org/lyme101/lyme_disease/lyme_disease.html and http://www.abihm.org/search-doctors
Dr. Robert Lowe
Dr. Robert Lowe commented
Pediatric Rheumatology 17 years experience
Be sure to see a board certified infectious disease physician. Lyme is frequently attributed to non-infectious conditions and there are quite a large number of unqualified, opportunistic, unethical general medicine docs who make living out of inappropriately diagnosing patients with Lyme who don't have Lyme disease, and prescribe many months of treatment that is pure malpractice/quackery. Beware!
May 6, 2015

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