Fibromyalgia | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • How do you know that fibromyalgia is causing my symptoms?
  • What could have caused my fibromyalgia?
  • Will I need to take medicines? Will they interact with other medicines I take?
  • Will alternative therapies (massage, acupuncture, yoga, etc.) help relieve my symptoms?
  • What should I do if my symptoms don’t respond to treatment or get worse?
  • How do I talk to people about my condition? How do I explain that my pain is real?
  • Are there any local support groups for people who have fibromyalgia?


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Reviewed/Updated: 07/13
Created: 09/00