... "it's in your head", and nothing is teally wrong with you. Is this true? Is there proof that this disease exist? It sure does feel real!
Some experts believe if you eat a apple a day it well keep the doctor away, Yes this is a real illness and many are treated for it with great sucess. If that is what your doctor said then check with another doctor And see if it is this or something else there is no reason to suffer from all the effects you get with fibromyalgia. And not be treated for it. Or look for something else to explain the reason your having so much problems. Chuck1957 copy and paste these schools are not crazy.Fibromyalgia Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options
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Fibromyalgia Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options Fibromyalgia Harvard Health Guide Mayo Clinic Care Notes Medication List A.D.A.M. Q & A What Is It? People with fibromyalgia have widespread pain, aches and stiffness in muscles and joints throughout the body along with unusual tiredness...
Fibromyalgia is real. If you get a doctor who doesn't believe it, then find another doctor. Your best bet would be a rheumatologist, but a regular doctor should be knowledgeable Where do you live that you are being told by "professionals" that it isn't real? People even get disability for fibromyalgia.
I had this type of pain that I could only explain to my pain doc as "it hurts everywhere, all the time". I think it was key that I went to a pain specialist. Don't know where you live but look up Prospira Pain Care. There is education on this site about your questions. They are nationwide and my doc was the founder and is an affiliate. Anyway when I told him those symptoms he understood exactly what it is, but the diagnosis is not called fibromyalgia by the medical establishment, it's called Chronic Pain Syndrome. There is plenty of positive research (and more being done all the time) and oh, it's real! In my opinion, the term "Fibromyalgia" has a bad rap because it was a term given my non medical science (alternative medicine if you will) before all the customary research was complete and published.
Fibromyalgia is real. However it may be a catch all for multiple different illnesses that the medical community has not identified. I say this only because the symptoms can vary greatly between patients. Proof has been achieved by documenting multiple patients with the same symptoms (and the same pattern of trigger points - 18 in total). Since they have not identified the root cause, there doesn't seem to be any other method of proving it's existence.
The pain and exhaustion are real and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. I've dealt with a large number of doctors who look at my medical history, and since I've had depression all my life, they think I'm a hypochondriac. It is exhausting, but find one that is helpful and supportive. It is not in your head and you should be treated as a human with MCCs (multiple chronic conditions) not an idiot. In other words: fight the good fight, your pain is real.
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