The following is what I wrote in response to another blogger's post that referred readers to a book that boasted a "natural cure" for fibromyalgia. Goddam it I cannot fucking stand books that claim they have the cure.
Um... usually we know what causes something before we know how to fix it. And to date we do not know what causes fibro.
And, regardless, we simply do not have a cure for fibro!
Anyway, enjoy the below. With any luck I've pissed off more than a few people with it.:
I just scanned the site you pointed people to, and it looks like a total croc.
By definition, fibromyalgia has no cure. It's lifelong, debilitating, and INcurable. So there certainly is no "natural cure" for it.
I'm sick of books saying they have cures for fibro. It gives people false hope, when they should be bugging the crap out of their doctors for effective treatments to MANAGE their pain.
My doctor does trigger-point injections (and my head is so much better), 300 of Lyrica, .5 of Mirapex for my jimmy legs (aka RLS), 4 mg Klonopin for anxiety and muscle spasms, working up to 60 mg Cymbalta for depression and possible pain relief, 40 mg Prozac for same, and steroid and pain-relieving intramuscular injections whenever I see him (daily to every other day).
So, you see, fibro is complex, and requires complex treatment.
And if your fibro can or has been cured, baby, you didn't freaking have it and you're harming those of us who really do. You're the people with relatively minor aches and pains that call what you have fibro, then find a cure in a book.
If you have been cured, and genuinely had fibro, you must have found the fountain of youth. I'm sure it wasn't in Florida, as many have thought it would be, since that's where Americans go to die...
Please tell the rest of us where it is!
[Pain: 5/10, head. Today my doctor and I made the breakthrough that my temporomandibular joints are causing the lion's share of my head pain. He only injected the right TMJ -- or, rather, the knotted muscle surrounding it -- because I already had had my 24 hours' worth of marcaine injected into my shoulders' trigger points. So he used lidocaine and depo-medrol on the right side of my face and my jaw relaxed and my headache (mostly) dissipated like London fog on a hot afternoon.
I'm going in tomorrow, too. My doc is injecting both sides, and I could not be more excited to get stabbed in the face repeatedly. It is going to be the best thing to happen to me in years. How fucking odd!
But it is going to be just fucking fantastic...
Pain, body: 8/10.
Anxiety: 7/10. (The shots helped my anxiety, too! And made my dick bigger!)]