Should I see a rheumatologist for my fibromyalgia and osteoporosis?

Published: October 17, 2012

Should I see a rheumatologist for my fibromyalgia and osteoporosis? I have been seeing my primary doctor, who diagnosed me with both, for over a year now! And I’m getting worse, not better. I have chronic, severe pain and muscle aches and tightness all over my body, but really bad in my neck and shoulders.


Unfortunately, most physicians are inadequately trained in fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Beyond being taught to use three new expensive pain medications, most know little or nothing about the disease - including in many cases rheumatologists.

Instead, I recommend that you see somebody who specializes in fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome. I see patients from all over the world, including by phone consultation, and my office can be contacted by calling 410-573-5389 or emailing In addition, The American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABIHM) includes over 1,500 board-certified holistic practitioners who can help you. Their website can also help you locate a certified holistic physician near you. Beyond this, my website can help you find a practitioner near you. In addition, for osteoporosis, the mineral strontium (640 mg) combined with vitamin D, magnesium, and boron are highly effective at building bone density safely and at low cost.

I hope this is helpful.

Love and blessings,

Dr. T

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. His newest book (June 10, 2024) is You Can Heal From Long COVID. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

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