A little optimism

It’s been almost two weeks since my surgery, and I am finally starting to feel like myself again.  It’s actually amazing how normal I feel. When I first got home from the hospital, I felt as though I was returning from another planet.  The extreme pain and sleep deprivation (due to pain before the surgery, … More A little optimism

Know your enemy

Have you ever had a totally disappointing experience seeing a specialist for help with chronic pain/fibromyalgia?  I certainly have… many times.  Fellow pain sufferers, we are fighting an uphill battle to be taken seriously. I found this article today written by a rheumatologist on why he doesn’t want to treat fibromyalgia patients any longer.  He … More Know your enemy

Do you need to be diagnosed with fibromyalgia to be successfully treated?

For years I thought I needed to find a doctor to diagnose me with and treat me for fibromyalgia.  I sought out various pain specialists; physiatrists and anesthesiologists, the heads of departments.  Some of them even listed fibromyalgia among their clinical interests, which I thought was sure to be a good sign. Yet every time … More Do you need to be diagnosed with fibromyalgia to be successfully treated?