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Tips for Getting a Fibromyalgia Diagnosis

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Get a referral to a rheumatologist


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Document your symptoms


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Get tested for rheumatoid arthritis


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Get tested for multiple sclerosis


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Get tested for Lyme disease


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Get tested for neuropathy (if you have diabetes)


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Get tested for hypothyroidism


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Try going gluten-free for one month


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Be very careful if you try a chiropractor or physical therapist


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Discuss with your doctor: muscle relaxants and/or antidepressants


Ginger Vieira

Ginger Vieira

@GingerVieira

Ginger Vieira has lived with Type 1 diabetes and Celiac disease since 1999, and fibromyalgia since 2014. She is the author of Pregnancy with Type 1 Diabetes, Dealing with Diabetes Burnout, Emotional Eating with Diabetes, and Your Diabetes Science Experiment. Ginger contributes regularly for Diabetes Strong, Healthline, HealthCentral, DiabetesDaily, EverydayHealth, and her YouTube channel. Her background includes a B.S. in professional writing, certifications in cognitive coaching, Ashtanga yoga, and personal training, with several records in drug-free powerlifting. She lives in Vermont with her husband, their two daughters, and their dog, Pedro.