How to Find the Right Doctor For Fibromyalgia

Updated: Nov 1

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What type of doctor should you see for fibromyalgia

Not all primary care doctors are well equipped to deal with people who have fibromyalgia. As a result, you may be dissatisfied with the care you receive and feel left without strategies for fibromyalgia symptom relief. In addition, your doctor may not understand fibromyalgia well, may not have had fibromyalgia patients before, and may not be familiar with all the different ways to treat fibromyalgia.

It's essential to find a doctor that can support you in the management of this condition. Suppose you think you're not getting your needs met with your medical professional. In that case, you might want to consider finding another doctor, or more than one doctor, to manage your fibromyalgia symptoms.

Here are some healthcare practitioners to consider:


Board-certified rheumatologists practice western medicine and are perhaps the best specialist to visit if you think you have fibromyalgia but don't yet have a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. They are doctors who deal with all sorts of rheumatic diseases, from rheumatoid arthritis to other autoimmune disorders.

Rheumatologists are often the best doctor to diagnose fibromyalgia. First, they will run a series of tests to rule out rheumatic diseases. Following diagnosis, they may also recommend medications that can help bring relief to various fibromyalgia symptoms. Some rheumatologists will also give you stress relief prescriptions and exercise prescriptions to lower your symptoms' intensity.

Rheumatologists are generally in high demand, and appointments are limited in availability. They may also not spend time listening to al