…figuratively that is, as opposed to actual pain.
Dr. Frederick Wolfe, the director of the National Databank for
Rheumatic Diseases and the lead author of the 1990 paper that first defined the
diagnostic guidelines for fibromyalgia, says he has become cynical and
discouraged about the diagnosis. He now considers the condition a physical
response to stress, depression, and economic and social anxiety.
Read the whole thing, if you’re interested. Here’s hoping those diagnosed with fibromyalgia get some relief from Lyrica, without any of the nasty side effects.
Of course, the drug seekers will no doubt fall into the 70% category that Lyrica doesn’t help…