reply to post by wycky
"Fibromyalgia" is and always was, a PSYCHOSOMATIC illness, originating in the Autonomic Nervous system. It's the Autonomic Nervous system's
attempt to quell unconscious rage, anxiety, fear, and other negative feelings or emotions.
I suffered from "Fibromyalgia" for 6 years, and with the right therapist who understands chronic pain disorders, I was completely pain free within a
few months of intense therapy, and have been pain free for 2 years.
I have given talks and have been a guest on chronic pain panels. I have researched the subject probably more than anyone I have met. There is no such
thing as "Fibromyalgia". It's a word to describe a syndrome with no known Biological cause and no blood test to prove origin.
If anyone REALLY wants to heal their "Fibro", they might want to seek out books or DVDs by Dr. Sarno, Dr. Shubiner, or search the web for "AOS".
(Autonomic Overload Syndrome) or TMS (Tension Myositis Syndrome)
Autonomic Nervous System "disorders" are responsible for many chronic pain syndromes.
RSI, back pain, "joint pain", Chronic Acid Reflux, Skin Disorders, Benign but annoying heart rhythm problems, "Chronic Fatigue", basically
anything that is chronic, but no provable cause.
Western medicine is only beginning to embrace psychosomatic illness. Unconscious emotions or feelings can literally transform your bodies chemistry.
Chronic pain in muscles, joints, or other soft tissues, is caused is caused by an oxygen deprivation which the Autonomic Nervous System is creating.
Your body is in constant unconscious "fight or flight" state, you're just not consciously aware of it. Biologically there is no mechanism for
chronic pain. Most people who experience "Fibro", have injured themselves previously and said injury became chronic, spreading throughout the body
in multiple places, to the point where you feel like you've been run over by a truck.
There are even certain personality types that are prone to chronic pain disorders. Newer brain scanning tech has shown recently that even chronic pain
sufferers show a change with white matter in their brains and neuro pathways, which is reversible, by the way.
I'm not saying it's "in your head", it's a very real pain, caused by a 2-4% oxygen deprivation. But it originates in the brain.
This all may sound like horse crap to most, but it's a very REAL issue. I would consider myself an expert in chronic pain related syndromes,
specifically "fibro". That isn't an appeal to authority on my part, but I HAD to study it because I was crippled for years and had no options left.
After all the drugs, all the exercises, the 30,000 dollars I spent on doctors, PT therapists, and thousands of tears later...I found out it was all
from my Nervous System. Thousands to Tens of thousands have found this to be true, and there are many blogs online which are about chronic pain.
When you feel embarrassed you blush or sweat. Or you get angry and your heart skips a beat. Throw up when nervous. Pass out from a traumatic
shock....these are all psychosomatic reactions to thoughts or emotions. You cannot deny that the mind and the body are connected this way, which
Western Medicine does still to this day.
If anyone suffers from chronic pain, I would tell them to look into TMS or AOS if all other efforts fail.
Here's some good news though. "Fibro" (TMS), is very curable with a mind/body approach. It has one of the biggest success rates of all the chronic
pain disorders. If read about or seen THOUSANDS be pain free with occasional flare ups.
I could write about this all day but I need to go, so good luck if you choose to accept the possibility of what I say being true.
[edit on 5-1-2010 by Prove_It_NOW]