posted on Jun, 26 2013 @ 05:42 AM
reply to post by Ghost375
They were probably calling it psychosomatic, which means the pain originates from the brain, and they just don't really know the cause.
What you said is a gross simplification.
The same can be said of your comment. All pain originates in the brain, but that's not the same as a Dr. thinking that your pain isn't real. And
because all pain is subjective, Drs should always give the patient the benefit of the doubt, most especially if s/he knows the patient and/or unless
the Dr. has reason to doubt the patient.
Thanks for the OP. I don't have fibromyalgia, but I do suffer
most of the symptoms. I have no pain in my hands, but that's
about the only part of my body that is pain-free. I do get the muscle spasms in my hands that cause them to bend and freeze in place from time to
time. In fact I get muscle spasms throughout my entire body.
As another person mentioned I too have thyroid disease (hypo) and take 225mcg synthroid daily. I am also Dx'ed with DDD, Raynaud's, OA, Lupus,
Vitamin D deficiency, hypothyroid disease. But I try not to take too many Rx's- I still have my thyroid but because of the radiation therapy that was
done in the 90's.. it no longer does anything and is basically just taking up space. One Dr told me it was rotten
I have a theory about FM, and would be curious to know how many people have it that also felt stuck in the fight or flight for long periods of time.
It's only a thought that came to me awhile back, but I often wonder if some people (not only FM patients), but how many people who live with CP
(chronic pain) have been through life experiences that kept them in the fight or flight for extended periods. I wish someone would do a study on that.