Fibromyalgia since 2007
I do agree with Chutz about these fibro centers. They are extremely expensive and there is no proof that they know what they are doing. In the Fibro 101 thread there is a link to Drs. Respond to New York Times Article. You will see information from top specialists that are trying to find the answers and you will see what they are thinking. But, the bottom line is, there is no absolute cause found...yet.
My question would be, about the virus theory, is why mostly women get it! I think hormones play into it because of it affecting mostly women. But, I'm guessing, too! The great thing is they are now actively searching for answers. Not too many years ago they thought it was all in our heads.
Post Edited (Sherrine) : 12/6/2009 11:37:31 AM (GMT-7)
I didn't go to one of the fibro centers, but I did buy the book that was written by the doc that heads up the centers and wouldn't you know it, I can't think of his name right now, or the title of the book. In any case, he talks of his treatments in the books and the vitamins and supplements and the tests done. Also food elimination. I followed his advice, taking a lot of supplements for almost a year and I don't think it really helped at all. Believe me, after reading his book, I was psyched. I really thought I had found it, this was going to be the cure, I was going to feel good once and for all but sadly, it did not work for me.
All we can do is keep researching the studies being done and hoping it will come soon.
I've been having some very painful days, the kind where you feel you can't really take much more...I need a break...
Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, back problems, hypothyroidism.