This gal Dominie, sends out news letters on fibro. It has been such a blessing. When you suffer with pain it can be very lonely, and isolating, because many do not understand.
Fibromyalgia is real. I was diagnosed in 1982 and have maintained an informational and supportive website at http://www.fms-help.com since 1996. I also write a free weekly newsletter covering many topics related to FMS. I am “managed” but not “cured” (www.fms-help.com/what.htm). I have heard from thousands of people with fibromyalgia from all over the world. They have identical symptoms, but differ in lifestyle, culture, gender, climate, diet, age, race, nationality, occupation, education, etc. I believe that fibromyalgia may be something viral adversely affecting the brain and nervous system. A list of occupations of my readers is at http://www.fms-help.com/occupations.htm. You will see that fibromyalgia is an “equal opportunity” illness. For those who are “skeptics,” may I caution you to temper your statements, as your turn may be next.— Dominie Bush