Fibromyalgia Mystery Finally Solved!
Researchers Find Main Source of Pain in Blood Vessels
This is a more laymen-friendly version of an article from several months ago that explains that Fibromyalgia isn't Psychiatric, but neuropathic. The pain is the result of abnormal nerve fibers, which improperly manage the blood vessels. This article focuses on the fact that Fibromyalgia is not Psychiatric, but I'll repost the more in depth article later.
The worst part is that, thanks to the War on Drugs, War on Doctors, and the newest war, the War on Patients, Fibromyalgia patients will still be given useless SSRIs (Prozac/fluoxetine, Paxil/paroxetine, Zoloft/sertraline, etcetera), SSNRIs (Cymbalta/duloxetine, Effexor/venlafaxine, Pristiq/desvenlafaxine, tramadol/Ultram/Ryzolt, Nucynta/tapentadol, Savella/milnacipran, etcetera), and mood stabilizers (antipsychotics & anti-epileptics; gabapentin/Neurontin/Gralise, Lyrica/pregabalin, Lamictal, Abilify/aripiprazole, Seroquel, etcetera). Unfortunately, antiopioid propaganda and the DEA are preventing most physicians from prescribing pain medications for pain. Opioids are the safest (especially in the longterm), most efficacious (with adequate dosing) solution for any chronic pain condition.
Remember, acetaminophen/paracetamol/Tylenol alone kills more people than all opioids combined. NSAIDs aren't as deadly as acetaminophen/paracetamol, but they're still more deadly than opioids. Actually, even diacetylmorphine/diamorphine/Heroin rarely kills on its own, drug abusers die from mixed drug toxicity (combining alcohol and/or sedatives with opioids). Of course, opioid related deaths are almost all drug abusers. The statistics are never deaths caused by opioids, they're "opioid related deaths" or "drug related deaths", meaning any death that occurs with a drug peripherally involved, even if it is completely unrelated to the actual cause of death.