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Thursday, December 01, 2011

STOP THE PRESSES!! FIBROMYALGIA BREAKTHROUGH!!

NEWS FLASH!! ATTENTION ALL HEALTH CARE WORKERS!!

In breaking news from the United States Department of Fibromyalogy, fibromyalogists (a new sub speciality) have after months of research discovered that it is possible to have fibromyalgia in just one part of the body.

Yes, we all thought that this was a general body disorder and that is true, however, apparently it can also concentrate itself in say the back, neck, abdomen. I recently had a woman tell me that her doctor told her she had fibromyalgia in her abdomen since he/she could figure out no other source of her chronic pain. And get this, apparently the doctor said this with a straight face...

What an advance in science. Now all of those chronic back pain, neck pain and all other areas of pain suffering folks can finally have a fancy new diagnosis that will finally legitimize their ER and doctor visits. What an "I TOLD YOU SO" moment for them.

The makers of Lyrica must be shouting "HOORAY!!" I wonder if I can get disability for my intermittent low back pain that happens after a busy shift...

4 comments:

Nurse K said...

Oh gawd. Everyone knows your patient probably had abdominal migraines, sheesh.

Dr Killpatient said...

Wow. How much would one have to be paid to tolerate being a "Fibromyologist"? I would guess millions.

Briana said...

Fibromyalgia = overactive imagination.

Anonymous said...

All four of you just made complete asses of yourselves.