Just Released – Medical News Reports …
“Effective Treatment for Fibromyalgia May Now Be Possible”
Gets your attention doesn’t it? It got my attention, since traditional medicine has a long and growing history of providing little, if any effective solutions for treating fibromyalgia.
So, I was curious to say the least. Just what effective treatment had traditional medicine discovered? Their go-to drugs, Lyrica, Savella, and Cymbalta have limited results with potentially dangerous, life robbing, side effects, often creating more health problems.
You’ll be as underwhelmed as I was after reading excerpts from this hot off the press, groundbreaking report. Here it comes:
“Fibromyalgia and other “centralized” pain states are much better understood now than previously, and effective treatment is now possible, according to a clinical review published in the April 16 issue of JAMA. A conference on October 4, 2012, at the Medicine Grand Rounds, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, aimed to review fibromyalgia epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment.
Recognized fibro expert Dr. Daniel Clauw reports “Fibromyalgia and other ‘centralized’ pain states are much better understood now than ever before. Effective treatment for fibromyalgia is now possible.”
“Among the many therapies currently available for managing fibromyalgia and supported by high levels of evidence are non-pharmacological modalities including education, exercise, and cognitive behavioral therapy, and pharmacologic agents such as tricyclics (Trazadone, Elavil, Doxepin, etc.), serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (Cymbalta and Savella), and gabapentinoids (Neurontin, i.e. Gabapentin and Lyrica, i.e. Pregabalin).”
“The optimal approach to treatment is to integrate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapy while involving patients as active participants. All patients should be educated about the non-progressive nature of their condition and about the importance of playing an active role in their own care through stress reduction, sleep, and exercise.
Successful treatment may require concomitant use of several drug classes.”
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OK, am I missing something? Where’s the beef? If this is the best traditional medicine can do, all they have to offer in way of effective treatments for fibromyalgia is more “me too” drugs; same drug different packaging; you’re doomed. Traditional medicine is a dead end for fibro. Throwing drugs at a patient, chasing symptoms instead of correcting causes, never works, leads to more drugs and more symptoms from the drugs.
You can’t beat fibro with drug therapy. The only way to beat fibro is to get healthy. Drugs don’t make you healthy.
Full disclosure on Dr. Clauw, he is sponsored by, wait for it …. you guessed it, the following drug companies Pfizer, Lilly, Forest Laboratories, Johnson & Johnson, Purdue Pharma, Nuvo, Cerephex, Tonix, Iroko, and Takeda. He has received grant support from Pfizer, Forest, Merck, Nuvo, and Cerephex.
The same drug companies who promote Cymbalta, Savella, Neurontin and Lyrica and other drugs to be tried when the others don’t work -“several drug classes.”
And I love this “All patients should be educated about the non-progressive nature of their condition and about the importance of playing an active role in their own care through stress reduction, sleep, and exercise.”
If you had stress coping chemicals (long ago bankrupted), slept through night on a regular basis, and could exercise, you most likely wouldn’t have fibro.
Just as frustrating as this revolutionary report, are the comments posted by doctors who REALLY don’t have a clue. Amazing someone could spend 4-8 years in post-graduate school and be so dumb!
I know from treating fibro patients for the last 14 years what you go through, but are doctors really this arrogant and stupid. We’ve got a lot of work to do. This why I’m starting a training/coaching program to teach doctors how to use successfully treat fibro patients using the same tried and true protocols.
I’ve used to help thousands of patients over the years, feel good again. You can read more about the launch of this program at www.functionalfibrodoctors.com
Until I reach my goal of having trained doctors in cities throughout North America, I’ll continue to do my in clinic and phone consults.
Read some of the comments posted from doctors responding to the article below.
I love this rheumatologists comment. Typical of many rheumatologists and why I don’t recommend rheumatologist go near a fibro patient.
He says – “A Mythical Entity That Has No Known Definable Pathology, Is Undetectable In Any Tissue By Any Means Available, That Has Grown By Accretion To Include A Vast Array Of Unrelated Symptoms Without Any Signs. And What Happened To The Fabled “Fibrocytic Nodules” That Existed On The End Of The Examining Finger Of Less Than A Handful Of “The Faithful”? Nodules That Could Never Be Identified By Biopsy, Ultrasound Or Any Other Means. We Rheumatologists Have Developed A Habit Of “Explaining” The Unexplainable By Dignifying Mysteries With Pseudo-Latin Or Pseudo-Greek Names, And By Constructing “Diagnostic Criteria” That Are Frequently Tautological And Redundant. Far Better To Be Honest And Say “I Have No Explanation” For Medical Mysteries.”
Another says –
“I consider the fibromyalgia one type of psychosomatic disorder.”
Another doctor asks – “What’s New?”
I agree with this doctor who said, “I would just like to add, articles such as this one are unhelpful, unscientific, and thoughtless.”
This health care provider says it all – “Current treatment for this disorder consists of throwing enough psychopharmacological Big Pharma at it and hoping that some of it sticks.
Says it all doesn’t it?
If your sick tired of being sick and tired and dealing with stupid doctors, do something different.
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