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How can I cope with fibromyalgia?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Successful ways to cope with fibromyalgia exist. One important tool is a daily pain journal where you record your pain symptoms. You can also write down the location of the pain and the intensity on a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being the worst). Take this notebook with you to your doctor's appointment. Reviewing this information together will allow your doctor to prescribe the most effective treatment, including medications, moist heat applications, exercises, and complementary therapies such as massage that may help your symptoms improve. 

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