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Call your doctor if you have symptoms of fibromyalgia. If you have already been diagnosed and your pain is getting worse, call for a follow-up visit. Some new treatments may have been discovered since your last visit.
It is rare that a person with fibromyalgia would need to visit a hospital's emergency department. If you feel that you need an injection to help control the pain or the pain is different this time, check with your doctor before going to the hospital.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/2/2014
Frederick B Gaupp, MD
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