Fibromyalgia solved: Not in the mind, but a very real physical ailment | Washington Times
Something that the CP/IP community has known for years...
... IT'S NOT ALL IN OUR HEADS!!!
Even for CP/IP sufferers without Fibromyalgia, this should be welcome news because most complex pain patients have at one time or another been told that it's "all in our heads" or it's Fibro, take some Prozac/Cymbalta/Lyrica/gabapentin.
I, myself, suffered throughout most of my childhood with excruciating pain caused by childhood Fibromyalgia. Of course, as a minor, I received no pain medication. I wasn't even given worthless antidepressants. I wasn't officially diagnosed with anything, I was told that I suffered from "growing pains" and every future complaint was promptly dismissed (yes, I'm bitter). As an adult, I was repeatedly misdiagnosed with Fibromyalgia only. I wouldn't have been so upset with this misdiagnosis if Fibromyalgia wasn't treated like a second class illness. Although I still do still suffer from Fibromyalgia, most of my pain is cancer pain with some Fibromyalgia "sprinkled" in between (the two are completely different for me).
Thank you to the researchers who took the time to show that we're in pain, not crazy.