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Will I be able to work if I have fibromyalgia?

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes depending on

your energy level and progress made during treatment.

In brief: Yes depending on

your energy level and progress made during treatment.
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

? if able to work afflicted w.
fibromyalgia (FM). FM manifests with varying intensities in different people & tends to worsen over time. Perhaps a minority work during the initial phases, but most are unable to work; even at sedentary jobs. Once the pain and incapacity have been well documented, it is possible for most to qualify for permanent disability.

In brief: Depends

? if able to work afflicted w.
fibromyalgia (FM). FM manifests with varying intensities in different people & tends to worsen over time. Perhaps a minority work during the initial phases, but most are unable to work; even at sedentary jobs. Once the pain and incapacity have been well documented, it is possible for most to qualify for permanent disability.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care

In brief: Yes

Fibromyalgia hurts but it won't hurt you.
If your pain currently is too severe with good medical treatment pt and graded aerobic exercise possibly including a work hardening program should get you there.

In brief: Yes

Fibromyalgia hurts but it won't hurt you.
If your pain currently is too severe with good medical treatment pt and graded aerobic exercise possibly including a work hardening program should get you there.
Dr. David Hardin
Dr. David Hardin
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Dr. Betty Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Depends

All depends on your particular case.
Most people with fibromyalgia are able to work.

In brief: Depends

All depends on your particular case.
Most people with fibromyalgia are able to work.
Dr. Betty Keller
Dr. Betty Keller
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