things like this make me mad!i didnt copy all just enough for others to see what kind of things you find doing a internet seach for fm and we wonder why we are treated bad by family and friends they may read things like this, FIBROMYALGIA Is it just another moneymaker for the medical community? If you believe everything the medical community has told you- If you've already decided that there is nothing that will help- If you're reading this in hopes of finding an "instant cure"- don't read any further. You'll only be wasting your, and my, time. FIBRO- : A word used to combine with another. Means "fibrous". MYALGIA : Pain in the muscles. So these two words, when combined, mean "pain in the muscles and connective tissue". All of us have, at one time or another, felt various pains in nearly every part of our bodies. Most of us will take an analgesic (aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.) and go on with life. Unfortunately, in the past 30 years, there has developed a "new" class of pain for many people. This is where various pains are chronic and persistent, regardless of the pain killers we take. The medical community, having no real clue as to the cause of these chronic pains, has decided that it must be a "disease" and have placed the label of "Fibromyalgia"on this syndrome. Doctors will tell you three things: 1) There are no known tests to determine if you have Fibromyalgia. 2) There is no known cause for Fibromyalgia. 3) There are no known cures for Fibromyalgia. The best the medical community can do is to drug you into a state of stupidity. So what the doctors are saying is that they know nothing! But these facts have never stopped the (so called) "medical experts" from charging you, and your insurance company, thousands, even millions of dollars in stupid, dangerous, worthless treatments, drugs and surgeries. HOW DO THEY KNOW IF YOU HAVE FIBROMYALGIA? They can't. Sorry. And the more ethical ones will actually tell you that. There is no way to actually diagnose someone with Fibromyalgia. So, the way the doctors decide if you have Fibromyalgia is to test you for everything else. After you (or your insurance company) has paid your doctor a few thousand dollars for worthless tests, and he can't find anything wrong with you, he can then claim "you must have Fibromyalgia"! Some doctors actually bypass all the tests, and go straight to the REAL money makers for them, prescribing drugs and/or surgery! Does it really take a rocket scientist to see something's wrong with this picture? Is it so hard to see that this is one of the largest SCAMS ever to be pulled on the public? One so-called "expert" actually had the arrogance to claim he had developed a list that shows the symptoms of Fibromyalgia: Childhood growing pains Nocturnal sinus stuffiness Allergies Post nasal drip Drooling in sleep Swollen glands Difficulty swallowing Dry cough Dizziness when turning head or changing field of view Runny nose Sore throat Stiff neck Mold/yeast sensitivity Reflux esophagitis Headaches/migraines Light and/or broken sleep pattern with unrefreshing sleep Sweats Morning stiffness Fatigue Shortness of breath Painful weak grip that may let go Menstrual problems and/or pelvic pain PMS Loss of libido Low back pain Nail ridges and/or nails that curve under Difficulty speaking known words Directional disorientation Visual perception problems Tearing/reddening of eye, drooping of eyelid Loss of ability to distinguish some shades of colors Short-term memory impairment Weight gain/loss Sensitivity to odors Mitral valve prolapse Double/blurry/changing vision Visual and audio effects/falling sensations before sleep (called "sleep starts") Earaches/ringing/itch Unexplained toothaches Rapid/fluttery/irregular heartbeat/heart attack-like pain Bloating/nausea/abdominal cramps Appendicitis-like pains Carbohydrate/chocolate cravings Sensitivity to cold/heat/humidity/pressure changes/light/wind Abdominal cramps, colic Panic attacks Mottled skin Depression Confusional states Thumb pain and tingling numbness Urine retention Tendency to cry easily Night driving difficulty Weak ankles Lax, pendulus abdomen Upper/lower leg cramps Tight Achilles tendons Groin pain Irritable bowel Sciatica Urinary frequency Impotence Stress incontinence, anal/genital/perineal pain Painful intercourse Muscle twitching Numbness and tingling Diffuse swelling Hypersensitive nipples/breast pain Fibrocystic breasts Buckling knee Problems climbing stairs Problems going down stairs Free-floating anxiety Mood swings Unaccountable irritability Trouble concentrating Shin splint-type pain Heel pain Sensory overload Handwriting difficulties Sore spot on top of head Problems holding arms up (as when folding sheets) "Fugue"-type states (staring into space before brain can function) Tight hamstrings Numbness/tingling on the outer thigh Carpal tunnel-like pain in wrist Balance problems/staggering gait Restless leg syndrome Myoclonus (muscle movements and jerks at night) Feeling continued movement in car after stopping Feeling tilted when cornering in car First steps in the morning feel as if walking on nails Pressure of eyeglasses or headbands is painful Thick secretions Bruise/scar easily Some stripes and checks cause dizziness Bruxism (teeth grinding) Inability to recognize familiar surroundings Delayed reactions to "overdoing it" Family clustering Tissue overgrowth (fibroids, ingrown hairs, heavy and splitting nails) In a one year period I surveyed over 1,000 people. Every single one of them had at one time, or have now, the majority of the above (so-called) "symptoms"! So, in the case of this bogus list, every person on Earth must have Fibromyalgia! BUT IT REALLY HURTS! I know. The pain and discomfort are very real. Your whole life is upside down and you probably feel like a guinea pig, what with all that's been tested on you. The only argument I have is the way it's handled by those we're supposed to trust. The medical community has acted in an unethical manner (as if this is the first time) by willingly acting in ignorance, refusing proven pain treatments and leading you on. SO WHAT'S THE TRUTH? In my years of research and testing, I discovered that ALL of these "pains of unknown causes" (like Fibromyalgia) have different causes and reasons that vary from patient to patient. Not every body is the same, so the associated causes vary as well. Research has discovered the following areas can lead to the symptoms that make up Fibromyalgia: Environmental Influences 1) Allergic reactions to plant pollen, mold spores, dust, animal hair, smoke, etc. 2) Close proximity to a source of radiation, electrical energy or magnetic emanations. 3) Excessive exposure to sunlight. You can be exhibiting a physical manifestation due to a reaction occurring within your body to any number of organic or inorganic substances. One of our customers had her "Fibromyalgia" cured after she removed the carpet from her home! It had an odd type of mold growing under it that she violently reacted to. Check it out. Look around you and see what can effect you. Emotional and Psychological Influences 1) A job that is demeaning, insulting or unfullfilling. 2) Chronic relationship failures. 3) Friends that tend to be unethical, criminal, druggies, drunkards, etc.. 4) Inability to assume total responsibility for your actions, failures and successes. 5) Promiscuity or "alternate lifestyles". Never underestimate the power of your mind. Confusions, failures, losses, arguments, and feeling bad about your life in general can, and does, lead to various physical reactions within all systems of your body. View each section of your life and try to "smooth out" the rough areas. How, is up to you, but doing so reduces stress. In the same vein, they say that married men live longer than bachelors. They might, but I bet they have less aggravations! (don't tell my wife I said that!) Dietary Influences 1) Lack of minerals. 2) Lack of calcium and magnesium. 3) Too high a fat intake daily. 4) Not enough pure water drank daily. 5) Sporadic meal times. 6) Too much red meat, not enough fish. 7) Too much sugar intake. 8) Aspartame (Nutrasweet). This stuff is poison. 9) Digestion problems. This, perhaps, is the most vital area to address. I have seen miracles occur when someone simply changes their diet, either adding to, or subtracting from, what they normally eat.