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StardewKiwi

415d

How do you get evaluated for fibromyalgia in the USA? What’s the route?

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    • TigLyn

      350d

      Your primary care doctor 1st, sends you to a specialist, and they evaluate you and run test on you.

    • TigLyn

      350d

      Your primary care doctor 1st, sends you to a specialist, and they evaluate you and run test on you.

    • sorenachy

      382d

      I asked my PCP about rheumatology and we decided to wait and see how everything keeps going between him and pain management.

    • RMSjohns

      393d

      I was diagnosed 2 months after my rare Arthritis. Using blood tests and tender pints. My new Rheumatologist tested me and It is mostly on my left side. But my hands, and legs on both sides.

    • BraeburnGirl

      411d

      I’m my case, it was process of elimination. Blood tests showed it wasn’t RA, lupus, E-B, etc , so the rheumatologist said it’s fibro. I guess that’s the most common way to get a diagnosis.

    • blessed86

      414d

      What did the rheumatologist say

    • sorenachy

      414d

      I was diagnosed by a former primary care doctor. I've never been to a rheumatologist.

    • Parageiss

      414d

      I was diagnosed via my doctor

    • joker0925

      415d

      I was seeing a rheumatologist for my lupus, and I kept getting pain she asked my symptoms which the main one I experience is what feels like tingling all over my body

    • BJSTREEHOUSE

      415d

      Yes go to a rheumatologist.

    • Raquel226

      415d

      You can go see a Rheumatologist or Pain Management if you're in significant pain. Good luck and write back if you have more questions. Good luck!

      • Tonita

        408d

        @Raquel226 a dr can detect it. No real tests but you have many tender points that hurt

    • lunalily

      415d

      Primary care doc sent a referral to a rheumatologist who did a lot of blood work, history, and finally received the diagnosis.

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To get evaluated for fibromyalgia in the USA, you should first talk to your primary care doctor about your symptoms. They may then refer you to a rheumatologist, who will perform tests such as blood tests and possibly imaging to rule out other conditions. Fibromyalgia is often diagnosed through a process of elimination after other possible diagnoses have been ruled out.

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