Isn't that what pain meds do? Please don't get me wrong. I think this is a great question. I want to know too. I feel the pain of FM, therefore it is real. Here is my thought, right or wrong. If you have a cut on your leg, the pain meds don't make the cut go away, but cover up the pain. Sometimes I wish I did have a big cut on my leg. Not just for other to see, but for me as well. I, personally, do not have another condition or injury that causes my pain. It is unexplained except for fibro, and it is real. My new dr. has ordered blood work. I can't wait for Tuesday becuase I keep hoping there will be something that will lead to an explanation. Even though I don't think there will be.
I am still trying to get some understanding for myself. I just don't get it. Right now the pain in my arms is intense. I really hate this and wish I understood it better.