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Fibromyalgia diagnosis

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by n3wme2012, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. n3wme2012

    n3wme2012 New Member

    I guess the most difficult thing about the diagnosis was that there isn't anything they can do about it. I also remember being angry (although I didn't really acknowledge the anger at the time) because of the way the doctor was treating me. He pretty much flat out accused me of making it all up in order to get disability benefits. I had no idea what he was talking about. I still feel that anger and helplessness. I'm still having bad days mostly. I feel like I've accepted the idea that my brain is creating my pain, so why am I still having it?
     
  2. Lynn S

    Lynn S Peer Supporter

    Welcome to the forum. I bet you'll discover these answers when you're ready.I know you want the pain to go away but it doesn't go away on its own. Stay in touch and make a commitment to apply the resources we have in this program. I actually felt empowered and had hope when I discovered TMS. Years of severe pain, constant treatments, and surgery left me thinking I'd live like this forever. Now that I'm applying what I'm learning I find my issues are deeper than I thought. What started since I was a toddler isn't going to go away in a few months. I celebrate the quick recoveries and accept we're all different with our individual lessons. I'm not having an easy time. Writing that sentence brings tears to my eyes. That's fine, and that's when I take a moment to feel the gratitude for where I am. Everything is working for my good. Everything is working for your good. Give yourself a chance.
     
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  3. n3wme2012

    n3wme2012 New Member

    Thank you so much for your words of encouragement!
     
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  4. Jdev11

    Jdev11 New Member

    Hey, I wanted to drop in to let you know that you're going to be just fine! So many people have recovered from fibro including myself! I was diagnosed last year and after reading Dr Sarno's book and speaking with a TMS specialist, I healed within a few weeks. I'm back on doing the SEP program because my anxiety has been an issue since I was 5 and I'm feeling a few different kind of symptoms, but nothing as bad as it used to be. I'm at work, the gym lifting weights, and doing most things I want.

    I recovered from 1 year of fibromyalgia, my mom recovered from 20 years of it, and my dad says he has little pain left after 30 years of it(Oh, and he broke his back when it all started). My dad is a pain in the butt though cause he wont take the time to do the exercises, but the guy still improved quite a bit by reading the book.

    Give yourself time. Do the SEP program and maybe check out SteveO's book The Great Pain Deception. Honestly though, all you need is the program and time to allow belief.

    You will heal completely. I know it.
     
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  5. n3wme2012

    n3wme2012 New Member

    Thank you so much! I so appreciate the encouragement and support from everyone in this forum! I also believe what you are saying and feel that soon I will be feeling it as well.
     
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