Fibromyalgia Can Be Reversed-Don’t Give Up

Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.
– Author Unknown

Battling fibromyalgia, the pain, fatigue, low moods, weight gain, insomnia, can be a real test of one’s willpower. It’s hard to be positive, even when we feel our best, but it’s almost impossible to be upbeat when we feel bad. And unfortunately with fibro more days are bad than good. 

It’s easy to understand why someone with fibro could become discouraged, bitter, and hopeless. The chronic symptoms of fibro could test the strongest optimist.

However, the old adage about “if you want to feel better, find someone less well off than you,” still rings true. I know, I KNOW, I’ve been working with fibro patients for 17 years, and yes it is one of the worst illnesses ever-no doubt about it. But,  there are always others who are less fortunate than we are. CANCER, especially terminal cancer-hard to imagine anything worse… I’ve watched a parent die to lung cancer-terrible, terrible death.

If you’re battling fibro and discouraged please don’t give up. You can reverse fibro-I didn’t say cure it, but reverse it. You can feel better. There are doctors who are having success treating and reversing fibro. You can get better, I know because I’ve been fortunate enough to have worked with some of the toughest fibro cases over the last 17 years. Don’t give up.

Don’t Give Up
A little girl had been shopping with her Mom in Target. She must have been 6 years old, this beautiful red haired, freckle faced image of innocence. It was pouring outside. The kind of rain that gushes over the top of rain gutters, so much in a hurry to hit the earth it has no time to flow down the spout. We all stood there under the awning and just inside the door of the Target.
We waited, some patiently, others irritated because nature messed up their hurried day. I am always mesmerized by rainfall. I got lost in the sound and sight of the heavens washing away the dirt and dust of the world. Memories of running, splashing so carefree as a child came pouring in as a welcome reprieve from the worries of my day.
The little voice was so sweet as it broke the hypnotic trance we were all caught in, “Mom, let’s run through the rain,” she said. “What?” Mom asked.
“Let’s run through the rain!” She repeated.
“No, honey. We’ll wait until it slows down a bit,” Mom replied.
This young child waited about another minute and repeated, “Mom, let’s run through the rain.”
“We’ll get soaked if we do,” Mom said.
“No, we won’t, Mom. That’s not what you said this morning,” the young girl said as she tugged at her Mom’s arm.
“This morning? When did I say we could run through the rain and not get wet?”
“Don’t you remember? When you were talking to Daddy about his cancer, you said, ‘If God can get us through this, he can get us through anything!'”
The entire crowd stopped dead silent. I swear you couldn’t hear anything but the rain. We all stood silently. No one came or left in the next few minutes. Mom paused and thought for a moment about what she would say. Now some would laugh it off and scold her for being silly. Some might even ignore what was said. But this was a moment of affirmation in a young child’s life. A time when innocent trust can be nurtured so that it will bloom into faith.
“Honey, you are absolutely right. Let’s run through the rain. If God let’s us get wet, well maybe we just needed washing,” Mom said.
Then off they ran. We all stood watching, smiling and laughing as they darted past the cars and yes, through the puddles. They held their shopping bags over their heads just in case. They got soaked. But they were followed by a few who screamed and laughed like children all the way to their cars.
And yes, I did. I ran. I got wet. I needed washing.
Circumstances or people can take away your material possessions, they can take away your money, and they can ta
ke away your health. But no one can ever take away your precious memories… So, don’t forget to make time and take opportunities to make memories everyday. To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven.
I hope you still take the time to run through the rain.
Author unknown

I’d add that while fibro can take away so many things, good health, your social life, your ability to work, your marriage, and more, it can’t take away your greatest asset-your ability to mentally decide to keep going, to keep living, to keep fighting to do whatever it takes to get better, to be healthier.
18 replies
  1. Tammy Rosales
    Tammy Rosales says:

    funny you posted this story today….I played in the rain with my granddaughters this past weekend! And it was glorious…something so innocent was so heartwarming. Great story! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Ms Gyan
    Ms Gyan says:

    Yessssss….keep fighting the good fight. One never knows what is over the horizon. And the deep resources of strength within.

  3. Pat Hamilton
    Pat Hamilton says:

    God sure knows when to put stories in your face when you need them. Thanks for this one…really needed. It today.

    • Terry Newman
      Terry Newman says:

      God does know for sure when to put stories like this in our face, I agree and very much needed today and most other days. I loved it and thank you for sharing.

  4. Carolyn Bautista
    Carolyn Bautista says:

    Thanks for sharing that story it was so touching. I have days I just don’t want to wake up in the mornings but I try and keep my faith that God don’t put on us more than we can handle. I have had Fibo going on three years unable to work due to back conditions because I was a nurse in long term care for many years, but I have continue education online in another field in the health care field. It has been a challenge with school with my health problems but I will graduate July 28,2013 and I thank God for this if not for him I could not have done it.

  5. Claire
    Claire says:

    It’s so hard to not give up, suicidal ideation and rumination have become a part of me as much as the pain and everything else. If life’s going to be like this, why fight?

  6. Pat Tate
    Pat Tate says:

    Nice story. I used to do things like that with my daughter, even tho my mom would NEVER have done such a thing. But there are a lot of silly (only to those who don’t understand)things I did with her while she was growing up. I had so much fun with her! Even thru the fibro I was able to see something good unfold before my very eyes. A little flower blossumed into a good woman. She’s only gonna be 21 in June, so I definately still think of her as my baby, and of course, we’ve all been 21, so she is having the time of her life. I tell her enjoy it while you can.

  7. Pat Ponds
    Pat Ponds says:

    I am tired again in the mornings. What do I need to do? I am taking the 6 SAM-E first thing after waking. Then I take 1 package of Fibro supplements with breakfast. Around 10:30 or so, I am done for the day. Any help? Thanks

    • Dr. Rodger Murphree & Team
      Dr. Rodger Murphree & Team says:

      Please see my chapter on adrenal fatigue and self testing if blood pressure drops or eye test is positive go on, or increase, adrenal cortex. As of Monday, June 10th 2013, my 4th edition treating and beating fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome will NO longer be free. Please take advantage of grabbing it this weekend if you haven’t already.

  8. Pat Ponds
    Pat Ponds says:

    Hello Dr Murphree, I have increased the adrenal cortex, it has helped in the mornings. I have been sharing your books and web site with all that talks about fibromyalgia. I will be getting yearly blood work done July 11 and plan on sending the lab results to you, I will make a phone appointment after you receive them to discuss what is looking good and what might need to be tweaked. Happy 4th!

  9. Tracy Cresswell
    Tracy Cresswell says:

    I have been diagnosed with arthritis through neck/shoulders and upper back. More tests being done, however I have been advised by many people to get checked for fibro as I now ache from head to toe. Weight gain. Mood swings. I’m to be looking for employment, but don’t know how to commit to a job when I can’t endure the pain all the time. Any advice on where to go to be tested … my family doc will send me somewhere I’m sure, but I don’t want to waste time with someone who dabbles in fibro. I need help and quickly before my life becomes more debilitating then it already is. P.S. I’m female and 52 years old.

    • Dr. Rodger Murphree & Team
      Dr. Rodger Murphree & Team says:

      Tracy I’m sorry your struggling with poor health. I recommend you check out my free videos on fibro they will help you know if you do or don’t have fibro. Every patient with fibro will have poor sleep, trouble going or staying asleep as well as diffuse achy pain, fatigue, and other symptoms associated with the illness.

  10. Georgie
    Georgie says:

    Hi I suffer from fatigue around 11 am to the stage where it feel like I doze off for a min or 2 while working, I’ve been taking vit b b12 vit d, calcium, along with prescription meds, I find it extremely hard to eat much, drink app 2 litre of water daily, my body burns on and off all day night, I’ve been told by specialist I have about 16 out of 18 symptoms, suffer severe depression now., I seriously need help


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