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Making Friends With the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire Revised (FIQR)

The Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire Revised (FIQR) is a practical way to help solve these problems. The FIQR measures the broad spectrum of Fibromyalgia related symptoms and activities over the last 7 days. You can complete the FIQR in less than 5 minutes. Tracking your FIQR scores can help you monitor the ups or downs of your illness. Giving your doctor a copy of a recent FIQR at the start of each visit should help your doctor better appreciate the range and severity of your problems.

By making your FIQR reports part of the doctor’s permanent record, then later doctors, insurance reviewers and others will likely respect this documentation. Without this, if your doctor’s chart notes are sketchy, chart reviewers might tend to be skeptical. Documentation is especially important if your illness is severe enough for you to consider Fibromyalgia disability through social security or private disability. Weak documentation can lead to rejection.