Fibromyalgia is REAL.
Because you have an illness that’s hard to “prove,” loved ones may secretly convict you of hypochondria or laziness. You may be told, “it’s all in your head.” You may be urged to exercise or lose weight or get more rest.
Physicians can be worse. If they believe the condition exists at all — and some don’t — their first impulse is to mask the symptoms with prescription drugs. Patients often end up on a medical merry-go-round, seeing doctor after doctor after doctor, trying drug after drug month after month, year after year, with little to no relief. Patients end up more confused and disoriented than ever, often concluding, “Maybe I am crazy, after all.”
I understand! Your Fibromyalgia is VERY REAL!
For most of the world, it’s a common little phrase. But for people who have fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome (or both), it’s amazingly powerful, not to mention rare.
The traditional drugs of choice for fibromyalgia, antidepressants (Cymbalta, and Savella), anticonvulsant medications (Lyrica), muscle relaxants, tranquilizers, and pain medications may provide short-term relief but their results are often fleeting and their side effects usually create more symptoms. It’s not unusual for my fibro patients to be taking twelve or more prescription drugs, many of which contribute to “fibro fog,” anxiety, depression, weight gain, and overall fatigue. I’m not against using drugs. But more and more drugs aren’t the answer for fibromyalgia.
Traditional medicine alone offers little long-term relief for fibromyalgia sufferers.
But don’t lose hope.
Hi, I’m Dr. Rodger Murphree author of “Treating and Beating Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.” I’ve been specializing in treating and beating fibromyalgia for last 15 years.
I consult with patients all over the world including folks from Norway, Iceland, England, Australia, Japan, Canada, South Africa, the Bahamas, and all 50 states. For the past 8 years these patients have flown in or done telephone consults with me on a regular basis. It has been extremely gratifying to help so many people feel good again-to get their life back.