Classified as an incurable condition,
Fibromyalgia is misunderstood to
be a disease.
For the record...it is not incurable.
Fibromyalgia is real, but it is an empty diagnosis. It is a catch-all diagnosis that could actually be caused by a variety of contributors. There is an insurance code for fibromyalgia that will get the doctor paid and provide you with drugs for a lifetime, but you will never get well from them.
The Mayo Clinic defines fibromyalgia with very flimsy parameters. Everyone in pain seems to qualify. The problem is they believe it to be “incurable,” making it a life sentence for one who accepts the diagnosis. To me, the diagnosis of fibromyalgia, felt like code for “we have no idea what is wrong with you” and they did not.
Mayo Clinic Defines Fibromyalgia
The Mayo Clinic defines fibromyalgia as follows:
“Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals.
Symptoms sometimes begin after a physical trauma, surgery, infection or significant psychological stress. In other cases, symptoms gradually accumulate over time with no single triggering event. Women are much more likely to develop fibromyalgia than are men. Many people who have fibromyalgia also have tension headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety and depression.”
I believe the Mayo Clinic is Wrong
I believe that the Mayo Clinic is wrong. I believe that fibromyalgia is a collection of symptoms for which the cause has not been determined. The diagnosis of fibromyalgia should be a temporary description of one’s condition while the search for the cause continues.
While there is said to be no cure for fibromyalgia, it is agreed that a variety of medications can help control symptoms. It is also agreed that gentle exercise, relaxation, adequate sleep and stress management manage symptoms.
What is less understood is how important nutrition is to those with fibromyalgia-like symptoms. Universally, it seems that discomfort is increased by sugar, white flour, processed foods and soda. These things seem to fuel pain. The role of a candida gut or leaky gut is also a familiar connection.
Fibromyalgia is what I call a “designer disease.” The collective symptoms mimmic many other conditions that are caused by a number of things, including heavy metals and other poisons. The unfortunate reality is that once a diagnosis is made, all search for the root cause is halted. This feels like a less than credible approach to wellness.