A Personal Message from Our Specialist Dr. Jeanette De Witt
THIS REPORT is for the person suffering from the torment of FIBROMYALGIA PAIN, FATIGUE, and “FIBRO FOG”.
Fibromyalgia pain is the type of annoying “dull ache” that wreaks havoc all over your body and seems like there is not a spot on your body that doesn’t hurt. This pain is so widespread that you’ve seen multiple doctors who don’t have answers for you. You are frustrated because the pain has been gnawing at you for at least 3 months or more and for some of you, well… you had this pain for 2 years before you even got diagnosed with fibromyalgia.
You bounced from doctor to doctor, tried different medications, tried acupuncture, tried chiropractic, tried physical therapy – NOTHING SEEMS TO RELIEVE YOUR SYMPTOMS AND MOST OF THE TIME WHEN YOU TRY SOME SORT OF TREATMENT, YOUR SYMPTOMS GET WORSE. You are tired of trying new things. You are skeptical about trying anything because you are afraid you will be cast into a downhill spiral of an acute flare-up of this obnoxious chronic condition that haunts your every move and sleepless night.
You can sleep for hours but the FATIGUE never leaves you. You can go for several nights in a row with barely any sleep and feel like you are being dragged through life with an unbearable weight around your neck. Your body feels heavy and restless at the same time. You are anxious about not sleeping. You are anxious about the next movement increasing your pain even more.
Your brain feels foggy and you have difficulty concentrating. You miss appointments because you lose track of time. You forget assignments or work tasks because you forgot or lost your focus.
You may have even experienced other symptoms beyond the body aches and pains like migraines, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome, and even temporal mandibular joint disorders (jaw pain). You may have also been diagnosed with lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or osteoarthritis.
Maybe fibromyalgia runs in your family or maybe you’ve suffered a traumatic event like a car accident or event psychological stress.
Regardless of how long you have had fibromyalgia symptoms and regardless of what other conditions you have associated with your fibromyalgia, you are tired of being called lazy and unmotivated. You are tired of being called a malingerer who doesn’t want to get better.
You think to yourself when you hear the accusations, “Who wouldn’t want to get better from this? Who really would choose to live like this?”
You are screaming inside because you know you would do anything to relieve your fibromyalgia symptoms. It seems like you have tried everything and heard of every remedy that people suggest. Everyone always seems to have the answers – the only problem is their answers never seem to work.