Fibromyalgia - A cure in sight?

Has anyone seen this yet? One of my cousins posted the link on FB.

Here's an interesting quote from the article:

“When are they ever going to figure out that things are never “all in your head?” said one commenter. “Whenever something doesn’t fit in their tiny little understanding, they belittle the patient and tell them they are crazy. People have suffered through this since they were invented. Prescribing SSRIs for everything is not the answer any more than a lobotomy or hysterectomy was.”

Oh yes, do you think they might pass that one on to one Antony Weetman???

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  • Hi. Did you mean to put this on the fibromyalgia forum? Interesting article though and I'm on the fibro forum too. :-)

  • Still think a LOW FT3 should be tested before diagnosing Fibro along with poorly performing adrenals.   Judging by the number of posts we read here whereby GP's/Endos/Labs are refusing to test the FT3 - it is no wonder we have so many people in pain.  If we believed in conspiracy theories - then this surely has to be one !  More power to BIG Pharma !

  • Totally agree Marz. 

    In my experience of being diagnosed with fibromyalgia in January, it's been a refusal to entertain a low t3 as well as b12 as causing symptoms that have led to my fibromyalgia diagnosis. Always making money for the pharmaceutical companies! :-)

  • I think you know that I was diagnosed in 2000 with Fibro privately in the UK by a Consultant Rheumatologist.  No mention of thyroid.  Only when I retired to Crete was the Hashimotos diagnosed in 2005 - and the rest is history.  Mostly one of improvement and wellness .....

  • No, StillSearching, my main reason for posting it here was the quote I took from it as hypothyroid patients who do not get better on T4 alone must, according to Dr Antony Weetman, be suffering from a somatoform disorder... Please feel free to share it on the Fibromyalgia site.

  • Ok, was just worried in case you had meant to. However, this research initially carried out by Dr Frank Rice has been posted on the fibromyalgia forum at least twice, but good for newbies to see.

  • Plenty of people with dodgy thyroids are diagnosed with fibromyalgia, rather than being given a thyroid diagnosis. So this post is relevant here.

  • I would appreciate it if people stopped attacking me. I was merely worried that it had been an honest mistake. I will no longer reply to any posts, nor put any more posts on. Thanks for your input. Goodbye.

  • I wasn't attacking you, and I can't see why you think I was. I was just stating a fact. Fibromyalgia gets mentioned a lot on this forum so the original post is relevant to us.

  • This was first in the news in 2013, I believe, and still no sign of a cure. I think it's just a red Herring, just to make people think they are actually doing something.   

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