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  • By ga.simple

    Do you ever wonder if doctors ever read their notes? Fibromyalgia and RA can both be exhausting and together ruthless in a flare up but doctors act like they don’t know how one can influence the other. Or if you have one you can’t have the other. Seems like can’t control either one. Pray someday there will be treatments that can treat both together instead of working against each other. Bring it up to a doctor and they think I’m crazy. I know my pain and where it is, what it’s targeting. Why can’t they here us?

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  • By Richard Faust Moderator

    Sorry you have had this experience ga.simple. As you know all too well, fibromyalgia and RA can absolutely be comorbid conditions. This article from our editorial team looks at fibromyalgia and RA: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/medical-conditions-occurring-along-with-ra/fibromyalgia/.

    Remember that if you feel you are not being listened to or getting the level of care you need, you are always entitled to a second opinion. In this article one of our contributors looks at the signs that it is time to dump a doctor: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/dumping-doctor/. Know one will look out for you like you. Please keep us posted on how you are doing. Best, Richard (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)

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