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fibromyalgia isnt real!

Anonymous
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I have heard some people say fibromyalgia isnt real. What do you think? Why do you think that?
Posted by Anonymous on Aug. 30, 2013 at 6:35 AM
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lovemysnugbugs
by Gold Member on Aug. 30, 2013 at 6:37 AM

It's real. I used to work in a physical therapy office and we had quite a few patients with it.

j3st3r
by Jedi on Aug. 30, 2013 at 6:39 AM
There are also people who think autism isn't real. My step mother didn't believe my lactose intolerance was real. People are dumb, sometimes.
SyllabaryBisque
by on Aug. 30, 2013 at 6:40 AM
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A lot of people like to think they're doctors when they couldn't even pass basic A&P. That's usually it...
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Aug. 30, 2013 at 6:42 AM
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I thinks it real, I think it's over diagnosed.
Punchyobuns
by on Aug. 30, 2013 at 6:42 AM

I believe it's real

elephantmamaof2
by Ruby Member on Aug. 30, 2013 at 6:42 AM
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I think its a very complicated disease. It is real, there is real proof it exists. But I do think there are patients who are just slapped with the label, when there could be something else very wrong. I also think that it can be a somewhat dangerous diagnosis. My mother will just brush everything single issue as having to do with her fibro, but its still important to get new symptoms checked out, as they could be an entirely different disease altogether. 

PoisonEyeV
by _ on Aug. 30, 2013 at 6:42 AM

I've never heard a weirdo say that.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Aug. 30, 2013 at 6:43 AM
Idk what it is. Lol
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Aug. 30, 2013 at 6:44 AM

this is very true

Quoting Anonymous:

I thinks it real, I think it's over diagnosed.


happykitty316
by Platinum Member on Aug. 30, 2013 at 6:46 AM
I had a discussion about this with my physical therapist just the other day. I have a fascial injury and he was telling me how an astounding percentage of chronic pain can be attributed to fascia. I'm not saying fibromyalgia isn't real, but based on that conversation, I wonder how many people could find pain relief from a physical therapist.
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