May 12th is National Fibromyalgia Day.
Please Join Me For A Special Tuesday Night Treating and Beating Fibromyalgia Teleconference
It has been 25 years since the American College of Rheumatology first proposed the criteria for diagnosing fibromyalgia. Since then fibromyalgia has been recognized and accepted as a legitimate illness by the American Medical Association, FDA, insurances companies, social security, and of course the drug industry.
Despite the fact that fibromyalgia is recognized by all major health organizations throughout the world, there are still those who doubt it is a real disease. Family members, spouses, co workers, friends and even some doctors dismiss fibromyalgia as nothing more than a quest for attention. Those with fibromyalgia are often told they are hypochondriacs, lazy or just depressed. “How can you feel so bad? You look fine to me.”
For those doubting doctors, family members, friends and co workers-please understand this fibromyalgia is REAL! It is a REAL illness. I’ve specialized in treating fibromyalgia patients for almost two decades and I can tell you from experience, fibromyalgia is real.
Those with fibromyalgia aren’t pill seekers, looking for extra attention, lazy, or simply “just depressed” they are sick and they want to feel good again.