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A 30-year-old female asked:

I have suffered a long range of symptoms for over 2 years that can be explained by fibromyalgia or cfs. what type of doctor would one see to confirm?

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
Emergency Medicine 26 years experience
Primary care doctor: See your regular doctor; many many symptoms are common to many diseases, and most pts w/ symptoms of fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome don't have any specific disease. There are, however, a few important things to be checked. Ecg (check heart rate, rhythm, ischemia), lab tests (electrolytes, thyroid, hydration) as well as history/physical exam. More possibilities: depression, nutrition, .
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Dr. Lourdes margarita Landron-garcia
Family Medicine 10 years experience
PCP and HOlLISTIC DR: You can go to your pco, ad or to a md practicing holistic medicine, check your hormones, dhea serotonin, adrenalin, prolactin, cortisol, adrenals, thyroid and antigens, .......
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Dr. Lourdes margarita Landron-garcia
Family Medicine 10 years experience
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Holistic
Mar 12, 2012
Dr. Felecia Dawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Rheumatologist, too.: Rheumatologists specialize in joint and autoimmune diseases. They can confirm what your symptoms seem to add up to be. However, a holistic/integrative/functional medicine physician can help you discover if food sensitivities, heavy metal toxicity, vitamin deficiencies, etc. Are giving you a clinical picture that is masquerading as cfs or fibromyalgia.
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Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
I agree that a holistic MD might ultimately be the best choice to evaluate and treat your problems. This website will help you locate a doctor certified by the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine: http://www.abihm.org/search-doctors
Mar 14, 2012
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