Tanglewood wrote:I always wonder why pain is usually the issue disscussed when talking about Fibromyalgia. There are many other symptoms as well. The chronic fatigue is horrible and is often accompanied with some memory loss, inability to focus and depression. The clumsiness from the slight loss of muscle control is embarrassing- people tend to think you are drunk- and when a Fibromyalgia patient is in a real bad patch their speech can be a bit slurred as well. I know several people who claim that they have this disease, but when they describe the symptoms it is almost laughable. One woman I know came to me saying that her wrists were sore and her physician diagnosed her with Fibromyalgia. She works full time and plays tennis a couple times a week. Fibromyalgia patients usually need to cut back on their work hours, some have to retire altogether. Those of us that have this disease live what I call a half life. I get so angry when others claim that it is a syndrome that woman in middle age crises come up with for attention. Who in their right mind would want to live like this? My goal for myself is to keep that half life as good and as enjoyable as possible. I am looking forward to the new medications even though I am afraid of them right now. If anyone else is using these new medicines please share your thoughts.
eaglesfurr wrote:SEE Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers on the web. I have been going since last year and I have much of my life back. Yes, I have been being treated for heavy metal poisoning, hypothyroidism, bacteria, virues, adrenal gland fatigue, immune system disorder and on and on.. Bottom line, while good lifestyle habits are important...equally important is finding out all that is wrong. These Dr. are experts in the field and know what to test for and how to treat it. They don't just rely on Rx drugs but will Rx if needed. Vitamin deficiency, hormone deficiency and any other thing no one else in the medical field will test you for or treat you for.
Pass the word. I go to Philly area center. Hope one is close to you. Get help now.
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