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Yes, it is what the link says. The so-called "imaginary" pain of the so-called "non-illness" fibromyalgia, which has plagued my life since the mid 1980s, and fellow toad Sherry's life for probably a similar length of time, is real. And "take two aspirin, then call me in the morning" is not the cure. Unfortunately, there is no cure so far, and may not be one in my lifetime or Sherry's.
However, we are vindicated. I lost a long-term job because I had fibromyalgia and it didn't go away. I won the arbitration hearing, but the stress of having a mortgage and no income, plus the stress of going to arbitration, caused another disease, and the medication for that disease caused several more health problems.
Sound like a good time was had by all? Not at all. Nobody had a good time. Not I, not my previous husband who left me because I wasn't any fun any more (good riddance), not my parents who moved in to take care of me when I was desperately sick with the second illness, not my family who saw me break one of the vertebrae in my back because the medication prescribed for that second illness caused me to have osteoporosis at 40-something.
Yep, not a party.
Nevertheless, it's nice to know someone believes we weren't making it up. Okay, it was nice, during my arbitration hearing, to have the doctor hired by my late employer tell the judge that my job caused the fibromyalgia, but this is nicer. Now doctors everywhere will know that FM is real, and they just might stop dismissing their patients with a superior sniff.
Then again, they might not.