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NY Times article on Fibromyalgia
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Keleee - January 14

Here it is:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/14/health
/14pain.html?ex=1357966800&en=20865e4e0f4b6
1d9&ei=5089&partner=rssyahoo&emc=rs
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JJ1 - January 14

To get that link to work, you need to paste it into your browser then remove all of the dashes contained in the web address. I found the article to have an overall unfavorable tone. I did not think that so much doubt about fibromyalgia being an illness still existed. I do not jump from pain pill to pain pill as the article suggests and have had my symptoms mostly under control with Elavil. I also am not a chronic complainer and just deal with the pain, but it does effect my quality of life when I suffer symptoms and if the symptoms were not short lived for me (I know that I am luck mine are of short duration), it could be debilitating.

 

JJ1 - January 14

dang those typos! I know that my inability to process words is just all in my mind and not real...

 

tnichel - January 17

This article is somewhat depressing. Being newly diagnosed and treated, I can tell you I was never a chronic complainer and rarely spoke of my aches and pains b/c the doctors couldn't find anything wrong and everyone else, I believe, doubted my symptoms. It wasn't until I began having debilitating pain that one doc suggested what might be going on. This article may be true for some but I highly doubt it for the majority. I, like you JJ1, am lucky. I don't suffer from the severe symptoms others may have but the ones I do experience I know are real.

 

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