I've been struggling for more than ten years to find an explanation for this strange, debilitating group of symptoms. I've gone through a barrage of neurological and other tests, with no satisfactory resolution.
Through a somewhat bizarre set of links, I discovered the descrption of Fibromyalgia, and the fit to what I had been suffering was startling.
The problem is that many people - including several healthcare professionals - have said 'don't be ridiculous. That'sa condition which only affects middle aged women'.
I'm a 63 year old man. Apparently, I'm not allowed to suffer from this. Try telling my nervous system that. Or the nerve pain, the numbness, the sensitivity to pressure and temperature, the burning sensations, the restless legs, the extreme fatigue, the insomnia, the anxiety, the inability to concentrate, the IBS, the ED.
Truly, prejudice has no boundaries.