If you have fibromyalgia, before you even seek a treatment you might reasonably ask “Can Fibromyalgia Be Cured?”.
Well if you look up fibromyalgia on the web, you will quickly discover that official and credible websites will explain to you that “there is no cure” for fibromyalgia.
How then do people claim they were cured from fibromyalgia?
If you look up the word cure in a dictionary, you might find something along the lines of:
- a method or course of medical treatment used to restore health
- an agent such as a drug that restores health
Based on that, there are clearly many cures for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome because if you search the internet long enough you will find many people sharing their experience of using a treatment to restore their health.
The problem with the vast majority of these cures is that they won’t necessarily reproduce the same results in you, or perhaps in most other fibromyalgia sufferers.
If you consider a medical dictionary, it will give you a similar definition of cure with words such as:
- the successful treatment of a disease or wound.
- a system of treating diseases
- a medicine effective in treating a disease
Based on that, it would appear that even under medical definitions, there are actually many cures for CFS and Fibro sufferers. However, official word is that there is no such cure. So are all these people who have recovered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia making it up? Of course not.
Can Fibromyalgia Be Cured? – Perhaps a Better Definition
Perhaps a much better definition than either a standard or medical dictionary provides, would be that a cure not just leads to restoration to health, but that it has some measures of permanency and also reproducibility between different afflicted sufferers.
So whilst the dictionary and medical definitions would clearly suggest that many cures exist, based on the above definition of permanency and reproducibility, no established cure exists for fibromyalgia.
Can Fibromyalgia Be Cured? OR How Do I Recover from Fibromyalgia?
Rather than extending this lengthy semantic argument which sounds more like a legal argument than a straight forward laymen’s answer, let’s address what is really at the heart of the question, “Can Fibromyalgia Be Cured?”. Perhaps a better question is “Can I Recover from Fibromyalgia?” or “Can I recover from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?”.
Clearly, if others can recover, then so can you. So the answer is yes, but the next and even better question is “How can I recover from Fibromyalgia?”.
Because CFS and Fibromyalgia has a variety of triggers and because the state of health or the disorder is different for each CFS/Fibro sufferer, the road to recovery and the action required is slightly different for everyone. This is even though all true Fibro sufferers share the same underlying cause of the illness.
If that sounds a little confusing, don’t fret, because even the vast majority of the medical community is still struggling to agree and get their heads around the problem.
In the mean time, you can prepare yourself with the required knowledge to move forward with your fibromyalgia recovery.