Why does this peturb me so much? First, it implies that fibromyalgia is defined as a deep radiating pain.
I take issue with the "deep radiating pain." "Radiating implies it comes from a central point and radiates out. That just isn't true. Second, it also implies that with Lyrica, all your problems are solved. Unfortunately, it is not that simple.
According to the Mayo Clinic, "The pain associated with fibromyalgia often is described as a constant dull ache, typically arising from muscles. To be considered widespread, the pain must occur on both sides of your body and above and below your waist."
It also goes on to state that, "People with fibromyalgia often awaken tired, even though they report sleeping for long periods of time. Sleep is frequently disrupted by pain, and many patients with fibromyalgia have other sleep disorders, such as restless legs syndrome and sleep apnea, that further worsen symptoms."
It also mentions that, "Many people who have fibromyalgia also may have:
- Irritable bowel syndrome
For this reason, one drug is not a panacea for all. Everyone tolerates drugs differently and the symptoms manifested by the fibromite ultimately dictates the best treatment which might not even consist of medication.