Here Are Some Myths And Facts Of Fibromyalgia

“It’s all in the head.”

How many times have you heard this statement? Many times, perhaps.

When someone else’s experiences don’t seem to make any sense, this is one of the most common retorts people fall back on.

Fibromyalgia Isn’t ‘A State Of Mind’

Waking up with a body pain almost everyday, can be a frustrating and overwhelming experience. What’s worse is that, nobody really understands your condition. People telling you that the pain is all in your head, just psychological, is the last thing you would want to hear, when you already are dealing with much.

This blog is for those who refuse to believe fibromyalgia is a condition and people do suffer from it. And if you suffer from it, this is for you to understand how it is not a psychological condition but a physical one.

Here are a few myths busted and facts given to prove that fibromyalgia does affect people physically.Facts and Myths about Fibromyalgia

Myth: Fibromyalgia is a psychological block.

Fact: A scientific study in 1981, formally confirmed fibromyalgia symptoms and tender points in the body, making the condition a physical disorder, not a mental block or ‘only in the head’ condition.  Studies also suggest that the brain shows more activity in reaction to pain,intensifies the pain for people suffering with the condition. It also creates stress which worsens the condition.

Myth: Fibromyalgia is diagnosed when doctors can’t make a real diagnosis.

Fact:  Fibromyalgia is a difficult condition to diagnose, because its symptoms overlap with the symptoms of way too many conditions, and there exists no blood test or lab test to diagnose the condition. It is a completely symptom based diagnosis done with the help of physical examination, developed by the American College of  Rheumatology, in 1990.

Myth: Fibromyalgia is a middle aged woman’s disease.

Fact: While the disease affects women close to 80% of the time, yet, fibromyalgia is a common condition that affects men too. Also, commonly the condition begins in people who are close to 30 years of age, yet people of all age groups, from teenagers to elderlies, can suffer from it.

Myth: Pain caused due to fibromyalgia is mild.

Fact: Only people who’ve had an early diagnosis experience mild symptoms, especially when they are being properly treated. Others are likely to experience severe pain which is aggravated due to stress.

Myth: Nothing can be done to treat fibromyalgia.

Fact: The treatment for fibromyalgia is difficult because conventional systems of medicine do not have any treatment apart from pain killers that do more harm than good. Homeopathy is proven to be the most effective system of medicine to treat fibromyalgia by far.

Myth: Fibromyalgia and arthritis are the same condition

Fact: Fibromyalgia and arthritis do not have much in common except for sensations of pain and fatigue. Arthritis is caused due to inflammation, primarily affecting the joints, while fibromyalgia comes from the central nervous system, affecting the muscles and soft tissues.

Myth: Exercise will do more harm than good for fibromyalgia

Fact: Exercise is the single most effective treatment for fibromyalgia, because the trouble is in the muscles that need to be active to get rid of the stiffnessFibromyalgia Cycle

With the myths busted, it is important to understand that homeopathy is one of the most effective ways of treating fibromyalgia, because for this condition in particular, people have distinct and unusual symptoms which are easier for the practitioner to treat individually.

Homeopathy is also the safest approach of medicine because it is completely natural, non invasive, and result bearing. An added benefit is that it is also very cost effective.

We at Dr Manoj’s Homeopathy Clinic treat people on their individual symptoms, which is one of the main reasons for the success rate of our treatments.


Dr. Manoj’s Homeopathy is run by a team of highly talented Homeopathic Doctors headed by Dr. Manoj Kuriakose. All the doctors are well trained and are capable enough to take care of the need of patients for all their ailments. Dr. Manoj has developed his ‘unique preparation of homeopathic remedies’ which are effective in treating numerous health conditions for patients world over. Those wanting to consult Dr. Manoj can Visit Our Clinic or get an Online Consultation For Fibromyalgia through our website which is designed to your comfort of having a consultation with the doctor, from any corner of the world.

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