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Refusal to diagnose Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Tuesday 10 July 2012


From's Adrienne Dellwo:


StethoscopeRefusal to Diagnose Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

By Adrienne Dellwo, Guide
July 6, 2012

Sometimes, doctors simply refuse to diagnose fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome. That, understandably, is a major frustration for people trying to figure out what's wrong with them so they can start trying to fix it.

It's pretty common for those of us who are sick and undiagnosed to look around online until we find something that seems to fit. Yet when we ask the doctor about it, we're often blown off or told it's not something to think about yet.

What's behind this response? It can be one of a few different answers, depending on the situation and the doctor. See what could be going on with your doctor here:

Have you had a doctor who refused to diagnose these conditions? What was the reason? What did it take to get a diagnosis? Leave your comments here!



The above, with comments, originally appeared here.


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