An Important Connection
One of the best ways to find fibromyalgia doctors or specialists is to tap into resources that have lists generated by patients themselves. This will save you a considerable amount of time and connect you with someone who immediately understands your situation.
One of the most frustrating parts of having fibromyalgia is the fact that many doctors do not understand what patients are going through. Some may claim they do, but after a few visits to their office you start to realize that they're just working their way down the list of anti-depressants and pain medications trying to find a solution to something they just don't quite understand themselves.
This is why it's extremely important to find a fibromyalgia specialist that deals extensively with patients suffering from this illness. They're compassionate, willing to listen, and dedicated to getting you back on track.
Once you find one of these doctors, you've already completed one of the most important steps on your path to recovery.
There are many different resources available online to help you find a doctor, but some of the results can be too broad. Below are what I've found to be the most helpful.
National fibromyalgia association
The national fibromyalgia association has a very good list of doctors who treat fibromyalgia patients. This list was derived from patient referrals and they receive no compensation for listing them on their site.
Fibromyalgia treatment center.com
If you're interested in following the guaifenesin protocol like I do, then Dr Paul St Amand's website provides a list of doctors and practitioners that are familiar with the
treatment program. Most doctors familiar with his work use his body mapping techniques that can help locate and monitor the reduction of deposits in your body.
Co-Cure.org provides an impressive list of fibromyalgia physicians specializing in chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. Their list stretches across many countries, so it's very diverse. They're also derived from patient recommendations so you get valuable feedback from their experiences.
For people who live in the United Kingdom or other surrounding countries, there's a great fibromyalgia doctor directory on this website. These recommendations are also provided by contributing readers. It's a very popular European website that offers a free newsletter and an extensive list of fibromyalgia doctors.
These resources should give you a very good starting point. In addition, some of these websites contain forums and
so that you can learn more about what others are going through. This is also a very good way to find the best fibromyalgia doctors near you.
A knowledgeable fibromyalgia specialist is a priceless team member to have on your side. They know the frustration and complexities of this illness, and can help you obtain a solid and meaningful recovery.
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