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So I have an unofficial diagnosis for fibromyalgia. I see someone who is a mental health nurse practitioner so he’s not necessarily able to give me the actual diagnosis. I see my PCP in a week and was wondering how I should approach this? I have to get a new referral to physical therapy as well and wanted to try to get a referral to a rheumatologist. Any advice? Side note: My PCP is great and listens to my concerns, thoughts, and suggestions, I’m just unsure how to approach it and get the results I need.

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    • Mwuar

      731d

      Be honest. Fibromyalgia has some peculiar symptoms that will help them diagnose you properly if you do have it. They might test a few other things that are similar, then diagnose you with Fibro if the other things all turn up negative. Even digestive problems and frequent urination etc can be fibro

    • Mwuar

      731d

      Be honest. Fibromyalgia has some peculiar symptoms that will help them diagnose you properly if you do have it. They might test a few other things that are similar, then diagnose you with Fibro if the other things all turn up negative. Even digestive problems and frequent urination etc can be fibro

    • Brie13

      731d

      You’re not alone! I instead went to an internist, who understood my body way better than a GP. The Rheumatologist is also great more for that arthritic, lupus, etc. I’ve found a lot of help through my internist though.

    • Hurtz

      732d

      I find it is best to be direct. Most doctors appreciate your honesty and want to make you happy.

    • WellnessCoach

      732d

      ❤️ 🤗

    • Danielleml

      733d

      Yes see a rheumatologist, I have fibromyalgia myself along with lots of other things but I'm on Lyrica and it has help some and just recently up the dosage but I think seeing a rheumatologist is the best thing to do because honestly it may not be that. They will run all kinds of tests and those kinds of doctors are great. I first went to a rheumatologist because I found out I had lupus and they found other things. Sorry for the rambling, I just don't have anyone to talk to that understands my illnesses.

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