Monday, January 14, 2008

Fibromyalgia is Real

An article in today's NY Times Health Section that mentions Pfizer's drug Lyrica, which was recently approved for the treatment of fibromyalgia also discusses some of the controversies regarding the diagnosis. There are some experts that don't believe that fibromyalgia is real, stating that the pain patients feel all over their bodies results from an their inability to “get through life with some vicissitudes." As a practicing internist with many patients who suffer from this condition, I can tell you that the disease is real. There are many illnesses where stress and other psychosocial factors exacerbate a condition; migraine headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, depression to name a few. Though stress management and relaxation techniques can be quite effective in the management of fibromyalgia, this does not make it less real of a disease. Patients' lives are severely impacted, and some of the strongest pain medications often will have no effect. Their pattern of pain is also quite characteristic. We need to continue to research this disease to find out why patients get these pain symptoms in order to find more effective treatments. The approval of Lyrica for fibromyalgia is welcome news for many patients and physicians. All one has to do is either experience fibromyalgia or treat several patients with the conditions to know that the condition is real.

2 comments:

Hailey Harris said...

I agree, Fibromyalgia is real. I'm one of many people suffered much pain of Fibromyalgia. I went from doctor to doctor to look for answers regarding my condition. It's really difficult to lead a normal life having this kind of illness.

I just want to give additional helpful information for all fibromyalgia sufferers.

Fibromyalgia is a condition where you feel chronic pain in certain parts of your body; it is a muscular pain especially around the joints. There can also be centralized pain felt in the spinal chord, brain, neck shoulders etc. People with fibromyalgia generally complain of pain in the joints, but it actually is the muscles and the tendons around it that cause the pain, it can be excruciating sometimes and can be a continuous throbbing pain. People suffering from Fibromyalgia also show symptoms of depression, sleeplessness, irritable bowel syndrome, stress and many others, which are caused due to the pain.

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The Rid Fibromyalgia provides an eBook entitled “Heal the Body” that will teach you the best diet that will allow you to eat your way to wellness, it will also document which vitamins and supplements will target and reverse the illness, how to achieve pain relief through acupuncture, what exercises are safe and will work, and what type of medications may make you sicker, and what will work. This eBook takes a step by step approach in showing you how to rid yourself of the pain naturally so that you can take back your life.

We must know the symptoms of this illness. For us to know what would be the approach we will going to apply. Here's Signs and Symptoms of Fibromyalgia and steps to treat it naturally.

We must also be responsible and aware to the things to gain and cope up with this kind of illness. Eating nutritious food with regular exercise would be result to a better life. Here's Basic Tips in Coping Fibromyalgia.

If we say Fibromyalgia Diet, there is no specific recommended diet for fibromyalgia. But a healthy diet rich in vitamins and minerals can certainly help in coping with the illness. Magnesium rich vegetables are recommended for patient's suffering from fibromyalgia. Here's some information for you to help in Fibromyalgia Diet.

We must also think that vitamins are important for Fibromyalgia sufferers. This will give us additional energy and strength to kept a healthy living. But of course, you must be aware that not all vitamins are effective or directly gives you a good result. Find the best vitamins that would easily give a good response if your taking it. The best thing is your healed and keep your body healthy as possible. Here's The Benefit of Vitamins for us to know why vitamins are important for fibromyalgia sufferers.

Also feel free to view this video Fibromyalgia Help. It really gives good information for those who have Fibromyalgia and encourage not to give up because in every pain your getting through has a good solution in the end.

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Maria said...

I am not sure if is real or not, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia but I always felt that has to be something also wrong with me and it has not jet been detected. I had muscle and joint pain all over my body. I had gone to so many doctors, done a lot of tests and all came back negative.
I started taken Ferrous fumarate is a type of iron a month ago recommended by a women on the grocery store, I am incredible surprise of how good a feel, it is unbelievable, I haven’t feel this happy in years.
I was beginning to feel that my lift was over, I could not even rest when I was on my bad, lately even my feet started to hurt and that scared me, I have a new job and might required to travel to Italy, Mexico, etc. I was afraid of resisting the traveling but now I look forward to it :).