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How can I get help with fibromyalgia?

How can I get help with fibromyalgia?

See a specialist: See a doctor who has a special interest and experience in treating fibromyalgia. There is no one specialist that sees fibromyalgia, the most common physicians who treat fibromyalgia are primary care, rheumatologists, neurologists or pain management specialists. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, anxiety, ...Read more


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How can I get help treating my fibromyalgia?

How can I get help treating my fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia: Please see a rheumatologist first- they will decide who else you should also see. ...Read more

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How did I get fibromyalgia?

Unknown: The cause of fibromyalgia is unknown. People have developed fms after physical, and or emotional trauma, in addition cases have also been seen after a viral or bacterial infection. It is most likely caused by many different triggers and in some people from multiple triggers. ...Read more

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Does fibromyalgia get worse?

Does fibromyalgia get worse?

No: It is not a progressive disease and it is never fatal. See the excellent information on the www.Arthritis.Org website. ...Read more

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Can fibromyalgia get worse over time?

Can fibromyalgia get worse over time?

Yes....but: Most of my patients stabilize and thru multiple modalities actually improve. Check out dr. Teitelbaum's data . He actually claims cure and or marked improvement with his protocol which attacks both fms and chronic fatigue (cfs. ) hope this helps. If you have other questions get in touch. Another great book is "the fibromyalgia handbook" by staranyl and copeland. ...Read more

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Can fibromyalgia get better with time?

Can fibromyalgia get better with time?

Yes but depends: ? can fibromyalgia (FM) improve. Sufferer must make specific efforts. Cause is chronic soft tissue injury w. deconditioning & widespread painful spasm; resultant from childbirth, mechanical injury, obesity, chronic disease induced prolonged inactivity & hypermobility. Gravity is repetitive stressor. Must invoke aquatherapy, gentle yoga, weight loss, neutriceuticals & cannabis soporific-analgesic. ...Read more

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How to get tested for fibromyalgia? And where?

How to get tested for fibromyalgia? And where?

Primary Care: The syndrome is diagnosed based on history, physical examination, and tests that rule out other conditions. I would start with your primary care physician who can begin the work-up. Other doctors that can diagnose the condition are neurologists, rheumatologists, psychiatrists, pain specialists, and physiatrists. Ask the doctor's office before making an appt as not all doctors DX this condition. ...Read more

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Is there any way to get relief from fibromyalgia?

Is there any way to get relief from fibromyalgia?

Yes but slowly: Unfortunately there is no magical relief careful trial of the three fda indicated drugs, savella, (milnacipran) lyrica, and Cymbalta at different times as well as correcting sleep problems with specific medications and the use of various physical modalities and gradual aerobic excercize. ...Read more

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How do you get people to understand fibromyalgia?

How do you get people to understand fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia: Education is the best way. Many who battle it are willing to speak openly about it as a means of advocacy and awareness. The more people can open up about it, the less ignorance, shame, and misinformation there will be about it. ...Read more

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