“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” — Albert Einstein
If you continue to do what you are doing now, taking the same drugs, listening to the same doctors, dabbling in vitamins supplements (little of this, a little of that), looking on the Internet for new fibro “cures,” visiting a different specialist every month (here take this drug), getting the same advice, the same massages, adjustments, physical therapy, searching for one more book to read that puts it altogether, what will your fibromyalgia symptoms be like 6 months from now?
How will your health be one year, two years, or five years from now? Will you be healthier, free of pain, have more energy, think clearly, and be free of life crippling anxiety, depression, and or the gloom of poor health?
After specializing in fibromyalgia for the last 17 plus years, authoring 3 books on the subject for patients and doctors, I sadly find that patients who don’t change the course they are on, who continue to believe there is a magic pill, book or new therapy around the corner that will help them become symptom free, will still be sick, or will become sicker year after year.
Why-because traditional medicine is a dead end for fibromyalgia. Drug therapy alone fails to correct the causes of fibromyalgia. Drugs don’t make you healthy. They can be helpful and sometimes absolutely needed, but drugs don’t correct the causes and they don’t make you healthy. Getting healthy is the only way to beat fibromyalgia and get your life back. A half hazard little of this and a little of that supplement program from a book or recommended by a health professional or worse a store clerk, who doesn’t specialize in fibromyalgia is most likely a long winding road to a dead end-it doesn’t work.
And quite frankly the biggest obstacle for fibromyalgia patients is finding a doctor who knows what the “heck” to do for it-99% of doctors, don’t know anything worth a flip useful reversing fibromyalgia.
Sure they know the drugs that are popular for fibro at the moment (none work long-term) based on attractive drug reps buying them and their staff lunch, but if everyone got well taking Lyrica, Cymbalta, Ambien, or Savella, or the next “new fibro drug,” then you’d be well. It doesn’t work that way. Drugs treat symptoms not causes.
This is why traditional medicine alone fails fibro-you’d have to take a dozen different drugs to cover up all the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia:
Something for sleep, for pain, for IBS, for fatigue, for RLS, to wake up, to speed up, to slow down, for brain fog, for weight gain, then more drugs for all the side effects from all the drugs for managing your symptoms.
Drugs don’t get you well; they cover up symptoms, which then lead to more symptoms.
The other thing you probably already know is that most doctors don’t want to see fibro patients-either they don’t believe it exists or they know they don’t know a “darn” thing about helping those with it, either way they dread seeing fibro patients.
You can continue doing what you’re doing, hoping for a miracle drug, diet, or therapy to come along in the future. You can continue to grin and bear it, put up with the pain, fatigue, brain fog, sleepless night, etc., hoping it will miraculously go away. But will it?
No, unfortunately it only gets worse year and you compromise, withdrawing further into a shell trying to avoid stress-crowds, work, traveling, socializing, friends, and even family, in order to be able to “cope” with the day. This isn’t living this is settling.
A Good Example of Coping – The Frog in Boiling Water
If you drop a frog in a pot of boiling water, he’ll immediately jump out and hop for safety. He knows he doesn’t want to be boiled alive-it is too painful.
Take that same frog and drop him in a pot of warm water, then slowly turn the heat up, little by little-eventually, he’ll boil to death.
Why? Because he settles, he compromises- he rationalizes, and uses excuses to justify staying in the big pot of water.
Are you compromising, settling, trying to ignore all your symptoms-how did you get in such poor shape settling or coping until finally the illness takes over your life?
There will always be an excuse for not making the time for FINALLY getting healthy and reversing your fibromyalgia-money is tight, don’t have time, don’t won’t to try something new, etc.
ASK YOURSELF THIS QUESTION – how will you feel in one year, two years, five years from now, if you don’t make a stand now to reverse your fibromyalgia? After doing this 17 plus years I can tell you there aren’t many doctors who can help you-Sad but true! Most won’t even attempt to do anything more than push drug after drug, in an attempt to cover up your symptoms and get you out of their office as quickly as they can “here try this and I’ll see in 6 months.”
Settling for poor health day after day until finally there is no joy, no purpose no meaning, no satisfaction in your life. Dragging yourself out of bed, after another sleepless night, struggling with brain fog, low moods, and achy all over pain, day after day.
I know it sounds like doom and gloom but I’m just being real telling you what you already know. I’m asking you to be proactive, make a stand, change course, work with me to get healthy-to get well. You can feel good again. I’ve helped thousands-you could be next.
I want you to feel good again!
I’m passionately asking with all sincerity that you change what you are now doing, which isn’t working, and work with me, one on one, to reverse your fibromyalgia.
I want to remove as many obstacles as I can to help those who want to finally get well. Here are main reasons folks don’t elect to work with me.
- Financial – some think they can’t afford to work with me (I think you can’t afford not too). I understand. This is why I’ve reduced my new patient fee from $399 to $79. I’m trying to help as many fibromyalgia patients as I can. I want to eliminate as many barriers for getting well as I can-this is my gift to those who want to get well but just aren’t sure if I’m the right doctor for them. Lowering the initial fee helps reduce financial burden and allows you and I to see if I’m the right doctor for you.
- Doubt – some don’t believe they can be helped. I’ve written 3 books on the subject, spent 17 plus years specializing in fibro and have an ongoing track record of helping hundreds and hundreds of patients feel good again. If you doubt you can be helped then listen to the testimonials below.
If I don’t help you, who will?
I know that I am most likely the only doctor who will make the time, listen intently, do the detective work, order the right tests, give you everything I’ve got, in order to get you well. I teach doctors throughout North America and most aren’t interested in fibromyalgia patients – why, because they don’t know what to do with you.
I do. I know how to help those with fibromyalgia. I’ve spent 17 years in the trenches with the most difficult fibro patients, year after year, learning and applying all I could to consistently help patient after patient who usually told me “I’ve been everywhere, including Mayo, John Hopkins, and other prestigious clinics and have tried everything (dozens of drugs, vitamins, therapies), and nothing has helped, you are my last hope.”
If you’ve gone to one of these prestigious medical centers for your fibromyalgia, you know what I’m talking about. They don’t know how to help you other than referring you to more doctors for more tests and prescribing more life draining dangerous drugs.
Don’t wait, or a week a may turn into months, then years. How many years have you been sick? Don’t let your illness continue to run you down, zapping the life out of you, month after month. If not now when?
I was talking with another doctor the other a day, a famous well known doctor, he asked me how many doctors really know how to help those with fibromyalgia get well?” I thought about it for a minute or so, and replied that there is perhaps 100 doctors who have a clue how to really help fibro patients get well, maybe less. He agreed and said he wasn’t one of them and didn’t know anyone other than I who could help these folks.
You can continue to look for a doctor who understands and is willing to do the hard work needed to help you reverse your fibro but it is like searching for a needle in a haystack or you can change course and start down the real path for reversing your fibromyalgia – getting healthy. It is up to you.
I hope you find good health, happiness and purpose in the coming months. If you need help and are ready to feel good again call the clinic for a new patient consult and let’s get busy getting feeling good again.