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Ask the Right Questions at Your Next Doctor's Appointment

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What is the reason for this appointment?

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Has a doctor diagnosed you or your loved one with fibromyalgia?

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Is the appointment with a current or new doctor?

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Most important questions to ask about Fibromyalgia

Top 10 Questions about Fibromyalgia

  1. What is fibromyalgia and what causes it?
  2. Are there activities or triggers that can make fibromyalgia worse?
  3. How do I talk about my fibromyalgia and help people understand that my pain is real?
  4. What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?
  5. Who is most likely to develop fibromyalgia?
  6. What are my treatment options for fibromyalgia?
  7. Can alternative therapies, such as acupuncture, massage therapy, and yoga, help improve my fibromyalgia symptoms?
  8. Are there lifestyle changes, such as diet, exercise, and stress management, I can make to improve my symptoms and support my treatment?
  9. What can I expect from my fibromyalgia medication and how long will it take to start working?
  10. Do I need to take my fibromyalgia medication even if I'm feeling fine?
  1. What is fibromyalgia and what causes it?
  2. Is fibromyalgia curable or controllable?
  3. How will fibromyalgia affect my daily life and long-term health?
  4. Are there activities or triggers that can make fibromyalgia worse?
  5. What types of healthcare providers do I need to see and when?
  6. Are there any symptoms of fibromyalgia that should alert me to call you?
  7. How do I talk about my fibromyalgia and help people understand that my pain is real?
  8. What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?
  9. Could my fibromyalgia symptoms be caused by another medical condition?
  10. How is fibromyalgia diagnosed?
  11. Can my primary care doctor diagnose fibromyalgia or will I need to see a specialist?
  12. Who is most likely to develop fibromyalgia?
  13. What are my treatment options for fibromyalgia?
  14. What should I do if my fibromyalgia symptoms get worse?
  15. What might happen if I do nothing to treat my fibromyalgia?
  16. Can alternative therapies, such as acupuncture, massage therapy, and yoga, help improve my fibromyalgia symptoms?
  17. Are there lifestyle changes, such as diet, exercise, and stress management, I can make to improve my symptoms and support my treatment?
  18. How will I know if my treatment plan is working well or if it needs to be changed?
  19. What support groups and services are available to help me deal with my fibromyalgia?
  20. What can I expect from my fibromyalgia medication and how long will it take to start working?
  21. Do I need to take my fibromyalgia medication even if I'm feeling fine?
  22. How and when should I take my medication and what should I do if I miss a dose?
  23. How long will I need to take my fibromyalgia medication?
  24. What are the possible risks, benefits, side effects, and interactions of my fibromyalgia medication?

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Top 10 Questions about Fibromyalgia

  1. What is fibromyalgia and what causes it?
  2. Are there activities or triggers that can make fibromyalgia worse?
  3. How do I talk about my fibromyalgia and help people understand that my pain is real?
  4. What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?
  5. Who is most likely to develop fibromyalgia?
  6. What are my treatment options for fibromyalgia?
  7. Can alternative therapies, such as acupuncture, massage therapy, and yoga, help improve my fibromyalgia symptoms?
  8. Are there lifestyle changes, such as diet, exercise, and stress management, I can make to improve my symptoms and support my treatment?
  9. What can I expect from my fibromyalgia medication and how long will it take to start working?
  10. Do I need to take my fibromyalgia medication even if I'm feeling fine?

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS; Sarah Lewis, PharmD. Last Annual Review Date: March 14, 2016 Copyright: © Copyright 2016 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the Healthgrades User Agreement.

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