Find Information About:

Drugs & Supplements

Get information and reviews on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements. Search by name or medical condition.

Pill Identifier

Pill Identifier

Having trouble identifying your pills?

Enter the shape, color, or imprint of your prescription or OTC drug. Our pill identification tool will display pictures that you can compare to your pill.

Get Started

My Medicine

Save your medicine, check interactions, sign up for FDA alerts, create family profiles and more.

Get Started

WebMD Health Experts and Community

Talk to health experts and other people like you in WebMD's Communities. It's a safe forum where you can create or participate in support groups and discussions about health topics that interest you.

  • Second Opinion

    Second Opinion

    Read expert perspectives on popular health topics.

  • Community


    Connect with people like you, and get expert guidance on living a healthy life.

Got a health question? Get answers provided by leading organizations, doctors, and experts.

Get Answers

Sign up to receive WebMD's award-winning content delivered to your inbox.

Sign Up

Fibromyalgia Health Center

Font Size

Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Fibromyalgia and Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease

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.

1. Are there any medications that could be of help?

Recommended Related to Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Causes

There are several theories about the causes of fibromyalgia, from hormonal disturbances to stress to genetics. While there is no clear consensus about what causes fibromyalgia, most researchers believe fibromyalgia results not from a single event but from a combination of many physical and emotional stressors.

Read the Fibromyalgia Causes article > >

2. Could exercise or physical therapy be used?

3. What is scientifically known about these conditions?

4. Are there things I can change in my environment to improve my health?

5. Should I still take my medication even if I feel fine?

6. Are there effective alternative treatments for my condition?

7. Can I control fibromyalgia or systemic exertion intolerance disease (previously known as chronic fatigue syndrome) without taking medications?

8. How physically active can I be if I have fibromyalgia or SEID?

9. What is the long-term effect on my overall health?

10. Does fibromyalgia or systemic intolerance disease ever go away?

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini, DO, MS on November 21, 2014

Today on WebMD

instructor training woman with dumbbells
Can it help your fibromyalgia flare-ups?
woman painting
It’s hard, but we’ve got tips.
woman at desk rubbing shoulder
Tips to modify your workspace is one step.
Woman rubbing her upper back
Get treatment options and coping skills.
Fatigue or Something More
Woman with stressed, fatigue
woman in pain
woman eating apple
Sex Advice for Single Women
Your Symptoms
Uncomfortable mature woman