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Fibromyalgia and unnecessary tests: more care is not better care

“He’s (sic) the best physician that knows the worthlessness of most medicines”, Benjamin Franklin

This is not a blog about doctor bashing. I have been so fortunate for many decades┬áto have a physician who does not suggest unnecessary tests, is sympathetic , highly intelligent and comforting. Rather it is about the run around that many people with chronic pain experience as they ‘doctor shop’. Physicians do not want their patients to suffer. However, often they are stymied by the host of symptoms presented to them which cannot be explained. For that reason many people are burdened with a deluge of medical tests without receiving any concrete explanation about their condition.

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