The Purpose of this Site
Fibromyalgia is fairly new. Ten years ago there were very few doctors who knew anything about it and even they knew very little. In fact in May of 1987 the Journal of the American Medical Association described fibromyalgia as “…an emerging but controversial condition” which underscores how little is known about this condition which affects an estimated 2% to 8% of the entire US population.
Now, fibromyalgia has become more known but still no one knows exactly what causes it and because of that drugs that are prescribed for fibromyalgia only mask the symptoms and in some instances add their own serious side effects to the mix.
I have spent a lot of time over the last 10 years researching all manner of theories and treatments. I have taken many long trips to see various fibromyalgia specialists.
Over these years I have found that there are some sensible treatments that help a lot and made things better, some that are scams and some that actually made matters worse. The purpose of this site is to help save others who are suffering from Fibromyalgia from the trouble and grief of trying to wade through all of it to locate the truly workable treatments and handlings.
I am not a doctor. I did however hold some high stress jobs and I was good at burning the candle at both ends. That is, until I got to the point where I could hardly function at all. I have, over the 15 years that I have known I had Fibromyalgia, covered a lot of ground on the subject. I can save you a lot of time by imparting the knowledge I have since learned. This site is here to provide the information that will allow you to make an informed decision as to whether you might have this illness, and give you the right direction as to how to proceed in repairing yourself and freeing yourself from the suffering that comes with this disease.
I hope that this site will allow many to simply walk their own path out of the emotional darkness that chronic pain can bring and back to health and happiness.
Get Going – Fibromyalgia Can Get Better!
Don’t just take painkillers and go on hoping that fibromyalgia will all go away, because it most likely won’t. Learning about your condition is vital. Lifestyle changes and a number of other paths exist to begin your body on a pathway to recovery. Mild exercise done every single day will help. Getting proper sleep is essential. Talking to family and co-workers to get them to help bring down your stress level.
Read the key books that I reference in this site and see for yourself what makes sense and start on a real program to full recovery!