First, most people do not realize that most doctors really do not have much training on how to deal with Fibromyalgia patients. In fact Fibromyalgia completely puzzles most doctors....period! Think about it. When you went to your doctor, how thorough was your evaluation really? What exactly did the doctor examine?
Or did the doctor test for all kinds of "other" things (that came back negative) first and then come to the conclusion it was Fibromyalgia, because nothing else showed up on the x-rays, blood tests, CAT scans or MRI? Since there is not even one clear-cut test to establish the diagnoses of Fibromyalgia, it is arrived at through "process of elimination". Not as "scientific" as you would have hoped for?
At any rate, even though your doctor has no clue what to do, they fall back on "old faithful"...the prescription pad! They give you the "standard" regimen of painkillers, sleeping pills, anti-depressants and maybe some anti-inflammatory drugs. This is the same prescription they would give you if you were in a car accident! Now, maybe you DO feel like you've been in an 18 car piled up but this is NO WAY to treat your very special condition. The doctor mught even tear off a page of outdated exercises from an old pad laying around the office and give you the number to a "support group"....heard this before?
That is because the treatment is always the same...medications! But this about it; what is the job of all these prescriptions? Drugs don't ever do anything to actually treat the cause of your problem; their only job is to "cover up" the pain, depression or the myriad of other symptoms you suffer with. Millions of Fibromyalgia sufferers all across the country are now prisoners in their own bodies. Is this really how you want to live the rest of your life?
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