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Why did my doctor prescribe me elavil (amitriptyline) for fibromyalgia when i said i didn't want more medication and i just asked for a referral to a chiropractor?

Why did my doctor prescribe me elavil (amitriptyline) for fibromyalgia when i said i didn't want more medication and i just asked for a referral to a chiropractor?

Not a bad choice: I don't know why your doctor prescribed medication when you told him you wanted a referral to a chiropractor. Mds and chiropractors operate from differing world views, so it is not often you'll find an md willing to refer to a chiropractor. There is no evidence greater than anecdotal report that chiropractic will help your fibromyalgia. There is evidence that medication can help with the pain. ...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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What type of doctor treats Fibromyalgia?

What type of doctor treats Fibromyalgia?

Depends: Many family doctors are expert at treating Fibromyalgia because they see so many patients with the condition. If you have one of those family doctors, then he/she should be quite skilled at taking care of you. If your FP is not familiar or doesn't "believe" in fibromyalgia, then you should seek consultation with a rheumatologist who specializes in all arthritic conditions. ...Read more

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Do all pain management doctors treat fibromyalgia?

Do all pain management doctors treat fibromyalgia?

No: Pain management is a broad practice demographic. If you are looking for a pain management physician i would suggest asking before your appointment things to expect as the type of practice and areas of expertise treated. ...Read more

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How would find the right doctor for my fibromyalgia?

How would   find the right doctor for my fibromyalgia?

See below: The doctors that usually deal with this condition are rheumatologists and physiatrists. Sometimes neurologists will see these patients as well. ...Read more

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How can my doctor tell that I really have fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia: FM is a generalized systemic condition that is characterized by widespread aching or pain throughout the body. To be included in the diagnosis of fm, this pain should be located in at least three out of four quadrants of the body or along the entire spine for a minimum of three months. ...Read more

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Why can't i find a doctor who believes in fibromyalgia?

Why can't i find a doctor who believes in fibromyalgia?

Ignorance: Many doctors believe fibromyalgia is factitious disorder explained by psychological factors & "in the mind". These doctors assume pain complained of by patients is imagined. Explanation is that many doctors disbelieve patients in favor of imaging studies and laboratory tests; which is bad doctoring. "If it can't be measured it does not exist". They are wrong - they can't prove a negative. ...Read more

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What tests should a doctor use to rule out fibromyalgia?

What tests should a doctor use to rule out fibromyalgia?

None available: ? which test available to rule out fibromyalgia (FM). No test exists to rule out FM. Absent chronic widespread pain & restless non-restorative sleep there is a low likelihood of fibromyalgia. FM diagnosis "ruled in" if clinically provable (with test) disorders have been ruled out. FM is "umbrella label" for several disorders, each defined by a unique & distinct set of identifiable causal factors. ...Read more

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Must I see a doctor about possible fibromyalgia symptoms?

Must I see a doctor about possible fibromyalgia symptoms?

Fibromyalgia impact: Because impact of fibromyalgia symptoms is the best measure of disease, dr. Robert bennett published the fibromyalgia impact questionnaire (fiqr) that makes it easy for patients to find out. There is "fibromyalgia" app that makes using and scoring fiqr easy. Based on your fiqr score, you will know how your symptoms compare to other patients. Once you know, you can decide to get help. ...Read more

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Are fibromyalgia symptoms serious enough for me to see a doctor?

Are fibromyalgia symptoms serious enough for me to see a doctor?

Depends on impact: Because impact of fibromyalgia symptoms is the best measure of disease severity, dr. Robert bennett published the fibromyalgia impact questionnaire (fiqr) that makes it easy for patients to find out. There is "fibromyalgia" app that makes using and scoring fiqr easy. Based on your fiqr score, you will know how your symptoms compare to other patients. Once you know, you can decide to get help. ...Read more

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My doctor said that my fibromyalgia has to do with my weight, true?

My doctor said that my fibromyalgia has to do with my weight, true?

More complicated: Fibromyalgia is not just related to weight. It is an important factor and many who lose weight seem to either lose the fibro or at least the symptoms decrease. However it is usually a complex of psychological stress and other medical problems that cluster together. Their are many experts on fibromyalgia here on healthtap to consult. ...Read more

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