So, we are whiners…. stressed out…. hypochondriacs…. Fibro is all in our heads.. .and if you don’t believe it, just read the article at the NYT:Drug Approved. Is Disease Real? – New York Times
Unfortunately for millions of Fibromyalgia sufferers around the world, the one time a major newspaper decides to cover our “invisible” illness, they do so with ridicule and scorn. As a sufferer of Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Rheumatoid Arthritis, I was appalled to read an article claiming that “diagnosing the condition actually worsens suffering by causing patients to obsess over aches that other people simply tolerate“.
The battles that have been fought to get Fibromyalgia recognized as a real condition and then to get real studies going to help find treatments for this condition have been very difficult. Now here comes an article setting back those efforts hundreds of years. Fibromyalgia is a very REAL condition and it can completely destroy a person’s life… especially if they cannot be diagnosed and treated… validated. The NYT has done the world a huge disservice by presenting such a biased article.
If you suffer from Fibromyalgia or know someone who does, I hope YOU will take a moment to make your voice heard somewhere… anywhere…
Thank you for reading!