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Many doctors prescribe both traditional and complementary therapies to treat their patients with fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. “When I first started out, I prescribed only traditional treatments,” says Stuart Erner, M.D., an internist in Albany, New York, who has treated fibromyalgia since the late 1980s. “But I was not getting much response, so I started using nutritional supplements and herbal remedies. The combined approach is generally more effective than traditional remedies alone,” he says.
(Source: Womans Day Magazine, 2/1/03)