This is actually an 'Hello everyone'. So far, as far as I know, I'm healthy. My sister in law, who is 54 years old, told me about her diagnosis of fibromyalgia. I may be a busy body, but if I am, I am a caring busy body. The symptoms she described horrified me, I'd never guessed. She told me about the sleep loss, a hug that left her in agony for hours, legs and arms taking on a life of their own. She also told me about her inability to remember things and forgetting words she would have normally have used in a sentence. She went on to tell me about a caring rheumatologist that examined her and told her that she had Fibromyalgia. I could hardly believe it when she said that she was happy with the diagnosis, but she was. In her mind she was happy enough that the condition had a name, 'You can fight something that has a name' is exactly what she said to me at the time.
It was what happened after the diagnosis that particularly offended her, and me when I learned of it. Why on earth does the medical profession 'experiment' with people. We're in the UK, which always used to be a model around the world, and we're really dissolutioned by Doctors that prescribe drugs commonly used in epilepsy. She refused to take them because she was scared. Why on earth do they do that, and by the way, tell you its 'all trial and error'. People pay for the error bit!
Sorry that this was quite a long 'hello' but if someone out there wants to defend this situation, I'd love to hear the defence. I'm sure that ther are plenty of 'lab rats' out there that would also like to ask the defense a few questions.