Saturday, August 21, 2010
Why Fibromyalgia Has a Credibility Problem
On top of their daily struggle with pain, fibromyalgia patients are sometimes forced to fight another battle—convincing doctors, friends, coworkers, and others that their condition is real and that their pain is not all in their head.
Women suffer disproportionately from fibromyalgia, the symptoms are complex, and there is no cure. For these reasons, many patients and some doctors say that fibromyalgia is under-recognized and undertreated in the U.S.
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Watching my most beloved friend in the entire world live life with this disease is heart-breaking. It is way past time for our society to understand and realize this disease is real and that effective treatment to minimize it's effects needs to be found as soon as possible.
For more information on this very real condition, please visit the website of the National Fibromyalgia Association.