Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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  • I have symptoms, and I'm worried it might be fibromyalgia.
  • I have fibromyalgia, and this is a checkup or follow-up visit.
  • I have fibromyalgia, and I'm sick or having problems.

I have symptoms, and I'm worried it might be fibromyalgia.

What to Ask Your Doctor

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  1. Could my symptoms be a sign of fibromyalgia?
  2. Is there a test to diagnose fibromyalgia?
  3. Should I be tested to rule out other health problems?
  4. Do symptoms of fibromyalgia come and go?
  5. What can I do to feel better?

I have fibromyalgia, and this is a checkup or follow-up visit.

What to Ask Your Doctor

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  1. Is it safe to exercise? What's the best kind of exercise for fibromyalgia?
  2. Can over-the-counter medications help ease my symptoms?
  3. Should I take a prescription medication?
  4. Can alternative approaches such as biofeedback or acupuncture help?
  5. What can I do to sleep more soundly?

I have fibromyalgia, and I'm sick or having problems.

What to Ask Your Doctor

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  1. Could my symptoms be a sign that my fibromyalgia is getting worse?
  2. Should I change the medicines I'm taking?
  3. What can I do to feel less anxious or depressed about my health?
  4. What else can I do to cope better with fibromyalgia?
  5. Should I join a support group?