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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?

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Dr. Felecia Dawson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Felecia Dawson
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Dr. Randy Baker
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
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In brief: 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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In brief: 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
Dr. Lourdes Margarita Landron-Garcia
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Dr. Carin Van Gelder
Emergency Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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, .

In brief: 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, .
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
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