Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
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Going to the doctor can be intimidating. You might feel rushed and forget to ask questions that are important. It's always a good idea to know what to ask beforehand and to take notes when with the doctor. Some of the questions below may be worth asking. Print out this page and take it with you to your next appointment.
Fibromyalgia is a condition marked by widespread chronic pain and fatigue with no known cause. It's not fatal. Though the pain may not have been caused by an injury, it is real.
When fibromyalgia is diagnosed and treated properly, most people have a significant reduction in symptoms and a much better quality of life.
But diagnosing fibromyalgia is often difficult. Its symptoms can mimic those of other conditions.
Here's a look at the common ways that fibromyalgia can be misdiagnosed.