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Fibromyalgia is not a real disease

Posted by on Dec. 6, 2011 at 9:46 PM
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Do you believe that Fibromyalgia is not a real disease??

I have heard people say this.

I believe that fibromyalgia results not from a single event but from a combination of many physical and emotional stressors.

by on Dec. 6, 2011 at 9:46 PM
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countrymomma81
by Belle*of*the*Bayou on Dec. 6, 2011 at 9:49 PM

My mom, aunt and grandma all have it. There is at least one woman on here that has it. 

I've never heard people say it's not real. 

alwayskk
by on Dec. 6, 2011 at 9:50 PM

I knew a woman who had it and it definitely seemed real to me. She had it in her face. She would sometimes just stop talking in the  middle of a sentence until it passed. Sometimes she just had to go to bed. She wasn't that type of person, she was very social. So I don't believe for a minute that she was faking it or anything.

-Texas-Mommy-
by on Dec. 6, 2011 at 9:50 PM
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I know ppl with it and I do believe its real.
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activitymode
by Coolest person ever! on Dec. 6, 2011 at 9:52 PM
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I believe its real. I think some people (all illnesses included) use their disease/disabilities as an excuse or exacerbate their pain to get "something" out of it.
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candipandi
by on Dec. 6, 2011 at 9:53 PM
I believe it's real. My mom was diagnosed with this and it's... horrible.
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bootifuldisastr
by on Dec. 6, 2011 at 9:53 PM

I'm not sure what it is.

knagsmom
by Silver Member on Dec. 6, 2011 at 9:53 PM
I have it. I suffer every day.
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mstkn.identity
by on Dec. 6, 2011 at 9:54 PM
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Im pretty sure my momma and the other people i know with Fibro believe it is real.

It would be like saying Anxiety, depression, etc isnt real.
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CayShek
by on Dec. 6, 2011 at 9:54 PM
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I was diagnosed with it when I was 17. It was mostly in my arms in shoulders. At first I was on very $$$ meds. I told my dr I didn't want to be on them forever. So I started physical therapy twice a week w combined yoga. Now I have therapy once every two weeks, yoga/pilates everyday. I haven't had any "aches" in about 4 years. I feel much better staying healthy, stretching & strengthening to ease the tension & nerves than taking meds. Some people have it more severely though. I do believe that sometimes the doctors have no idea what causes your nerves to flare up -- but that doesn't mean that the flare up is pretend or nonexistent.
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Ladywithtwo
by on Dec. 6, 2011 at 9:55 PM
Idk. I think we will discover in a few years a probable cause. I DO know it's diagnosed when not real though. I've had patients that were obvious pill heads with a dx of fibromyalgia.
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