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10 Questions to Ask Doctor About Fibromyalgia

Since you’ve recently been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, ask your doctor these questions at your next visit.

  1. How do you know I have fibromyalgia?
  2. Are there medications I can take? What side effects can I expect?
  3. Are there any drugs, foods, or activities I should avoid?
  4. What exercises can I do to ease my symptoms?
  5. What alternative therapies might help me?
  6. How do I explain my condition to friends, family, and colleagues?
  7. Are there stress management techniques (meditation, yoga, massage) that could help?
  8. Do you recommend counseling?
  9. Can you recommend a support group or chat room I could join?
  10. Are there any clinical trials I could participate in?

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD on October 18, 2012

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