Had a doctor visit on Friday and she completely debunked my Mad Man “Connecting the Dots” to Fibromyalgia. My doctor has Fibromyalgia and says her mom lived in Calcutta on a fresh food farm, no exposure to toxins, no alcohol, no cigarettes giving birth to my doctor at the age of 18.5 y/o. Her mom did not move to the US until after my doctor’s birth.
The similarity between my fibro and my doc is she had 3 car accidents as a young woman with broken bones and neck injuries. That seems to be a common thread for most fibro sufferers, a traumatic accident with serious physical injuries. So no DOTS on the lifestyle of the 60’s and let me say I was not blaming my mom & yes I apologized to her and explained I don’t blame her for my fibro – doctors were God along with government at that time and DDT was an acceptable pesticide – it was the context of life and I’ll look back on what is acceptable today and cringe I’m sure.
So I’m back on the journey to the cause and how can I improve my quality of life living with Fibromyalgia. This has led me back to thyroid madness working with my doctor closely changing my treatment since the symptoms cross connect with fibro. Hopefully some relief may be in the future and I will share the progress.
BTW yes people use the excuse of Fibro to obtain prescription pain killers which is one of the biggest reasons Fibro has a stigma and people often delay diagnosis. This is a serious misconception that fibro sufferers are drug abusers. Also some believe the use of prescription pain pills is the cause of fibromyalgia. I don’t have any evidence or research for that claim, however speaking for myself I did not have access to prescription pain pills until after my diagnosis so drug use was not the cause of my fibro. Based on research it is likely my car accident that triggered my fibromyalgia.