I have my own opinion on why things get so bad for us. I could be wrong and I am open to anyone who shares my thoughts or may have different ideas. I think ideas maketh the blog.
As we know Fibromyalgia is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain, how much of an imbalance, no one knows and as far as I know it is impossible to measure it, again I could be wrong.
But I am thinking when it all starts, pain meds, new to us, tend to work and for a while work well and then boom, they stop working well. So we get another pain med, and again, it works well. The imbalance in the brain in turn then gets used to this med and decides to work its way around it, thus causing us more severe pain than before. And so on it goes until the time comes, where I am at now, that nothing works anymore and new pain meds are not being manufactured fast enough to deal with things like fibro, and I think this is because not enough is really known, or maybe the funding just is not there to find a viable treatment. Or maybe by some in power we are deemed an unworthy cause for a proper scientific intervention, although I know some scientific studies will be happening, just not fast enough. I do not know, but what I do know is that people like us are suffering an invisible illness. An illness that has labels such as 'all in your head' or making a mountain out of a mole hill' and many more. What works well for some does not work at all for others. We are afterall, all different.
I have always said the brain works in weird and wonderful ways and as far as I can see, the more we hit it with different meds, the harder the brain fights it, so in turn, we get worse, a viscious circle with no apparent end. Proved time and time again when we think we are doing well.