ther is a differenc ebetween REAL FMS and chemical intoxification andnutrient defiency
ALL 3 exist.....
just because some people have pain and fatigue from MSG or chemicals doesn't mean tehy have fibromyalgia....
if the MSG theory were true--more people with be sick
there is a rumor about nutrasweet being teh cause of fibro--i never had nutrasweet--yet i have fibro
there are 2 types
among the subtypes of teh fake--are teh attention seekinghypochonriacs and lazy people....as well as peoiple who really have something else such as lymes, arhritis, etc.
i have had REAL fms for over 30 years....i worked at least full time--if not over time--including volunteer work until last year when i experienced a major decline....i do also have a couple otehr conditions that complicate it....
when it started i was a child--i couldn't keep up with my peers..at times it hurt to breathe and i felt like i was suffocating...i was very uncoordinated....
in my teens i was in excrutiating pain--i would press my leg against the heater trying to relive teh pain...
when i moved into my own place--i told teh neighbors not to call teh police if tehy heard me screaming at night--i was just in pain and tehre wasnithing taht could be done
i had FMS alone for about 12 years without any other chronic helath problems
so yes it is real--but it ishighly overdiagnised..
most docs are incompetant and are teh cause of teh problem--they label any pain--even if due to lifestyle choices or another condition as FMS
i know a diagnosiable hypochndriac taht has iot--as well as someoen who was trying to collect SSDI--while working in child care.....
i have heard many people on here say it is autoimmune or what theya re taking fro inflammation--
it is NOT beleived to be autoimmune--tehre is NO inflammtion--those people are most likely misdiagnosed
i say a couple say they were diagnosed with thyroid and fms on the same day--that in not possible--you have to manage th ethyroid 1st before you can consider teh fms diagnosis...thyroid casues paion and fatigue.
i have seen MANY people on her say they were initially diagnosed with FMS...butt han dound out tehy had thyroid or MS or lymes, etc.....most likely they nver had fms
many docs call teh pain of lymse --fms
or the pain of arthrist is fms--that is MALPRACTICE
they are starting to find irregularities in objective tests..hopefully they will be able to show who really has it and who doesn't
i am 99% sure i really ahve it--i know i have something--i just cna't be 100% sure it is fms
unfortunately most people with REAL fms do not recognize teh problem of misdiagnosis and automatically beleive everyione that says they have it--
i will not go to support groups or assocaite withotehr who claim to have it--unless i can beleive they might really have fms--
my hypochondriac friend consatntly whines about it--and i am really sick--and sick of her her bit$% when she really isn'ty sick--this woman thinks she has every disease she hears about..inlcuding cerebal palsy, autism, cancer, pnemonia, etc....
there is a difference between being tired and achy and being in such intense pain you can't stand up or sleep..
at night i would dig my nails into my stomach trying to disctart myself from the pain in my legs
anyone who claims to ahve cured fms never had it in teh 1st place...they had a different condition such as a nutrional problem taht casued pain and fatigue
i don't knwo why its all or nothing with people--they think it must always be true if someone says tehy have fms--or its always fake--
its both--i wouldn't be surprised of only 10% of people claiming to have fms really do--and 90% of the tyime its the docs fault for misdiagnosisng it--teh people are really sick--just not with fms
just like ADHD--it is a real problem--but its also an excuse for misbehaving kids