Thanks, Amie, for your answer. I guess that's the general consensus. My friend is actually my brother-in-law, and he told us that he thinks it can be reversed. I don't know if he's just putting on a good face or he's trying to believe it, but I'm keeping my mouth shut. If that's how he gets through the day, who am I to contradict him? I'm also not saying anything to my husband. I don't think he could handle it since he loves his brother so much, and also he doesn't deal real well with bad physical news....he'd rather be in the dark. I'm the opposite - I want to know what I'm dealing with.
Diagnosed: Fibromyalgia, Meniere's, mild liver damage (why?), keloid scar tissue (from burn) on back, arthritis, lumbar disc damage, IBS, migraine
Meds: Nortriptyline, Clonazepam, Darvocet as needed
multivitamins, l-lysine, probiotics, magnesium, malic acid, calcium + vit. D, vit. C