Tips For Someone Newly Diagnosed With Fibromyalgia

May is Fibromyalgia Awareness Month and I’m participating in a joint post with the Fibro Blogger Directory Facebook Page which is a group I’m a part of.

The question was what would you say to someone who is newly diagnosed with Fibromyalgia?

I think the most important question to ask the doctor is what would they do next? It puts them in your place and may give you answers you would not normally get.

Then I would ask:

What type of doctor should you see next?

What you can expect next? Have them give you the resources on Fibromyalgia or ask where to go to get good information.

Outside of what to ask the doctor, I would start to keep a journal of symptoms and questions. Be sure to review your journal before your next doctor’s appointment to go in prepared.

It is also important to understand doctors have limited time, if your doctor only allots 15 minutes for appointments, you may be. lucky to get 10 minutes. Don’t go in with a list full of questions, you’ll only leave frustrated.

Take care and establish a solid self-care plan.

Melinda

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