1. Patricia Edsall Patricia Edsall United States says:

    I have facilitated a support group at a local hospital for 21yrs. I have had over 450 people come thru and sign in. we have members with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. I am lay person but have a study on fibro published in a medical journal. journal of neuromuscular pain. I also have it. (fibro) I can only say find a good doctor that listens. its harder than said. join a group if you have one around. Beware of snake oil pushers. please read on internet or in nurses handbook the list of side effects BEFORE you take any prescribed pill or drug. make sure you are ready for any side effects. if you aren't tell your doctor you would like to try something else. if you are trying a new vitamin or herb etc. give it 4-6 weeks to see if it helps and do one new thing at a time. and remember it seems that what helps one person might not help the next. so don't get discouraged. its possible to find many things that help a little and all together add up to give a good percentage of relief. don't be afraid to ask others for help. no one is a mind reader and may be glad to help if you ask. good luck to all. don't give up!.

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