After reading the blog, fibromyalgia is completely misunderstood in my opinion. People have the diagnosis of what it is misconstrued. Since signs and symptoms differ from person to person in different cultures and in the same cultures, it is hard to tell if the illness is actually fibromyalgia. Also, the fact that people all over the world experience fibromyalgia much different makes it much harder to understand as an illness.
Some medical professionals describe fibromyalgia as it being excruciating bone pain while others approach it as being tolerable. The video also describes fibromyalgia as being very terrible pain. Fibromyalgia is usually tendon and bone pain, it makes the body tender and affects the soft tissues. That can cause problems like sleep disorders, fatigue, anxiety, and headaches.
Some cultures may not have access to certain treatments like the United States making the illness harder to get rid of or soothe. Which makes the experience completely worst. Biomedicine can help to improve treatment of this illness, there are drugs and medications that can ease the pain and help people cope better.
In the blog, Edie described her pain so unbearable that it made living much harder for her, as if she could not complete or participate in daily living activities. If most people are like me, they would’ve never believed fibromyalgia to be so painful. I thought it was just a little pain tenderness, nothing a Motrin couldn’t cure but after reading this blog I see there is so much more to it. I sort of down played the illness before actually knowing which explains further why fibromyalgia is misunderstood. Just like commercials may also down play the extreme of this illness.
The connection between belief and healing is that the more you have a positive outlook on the illness, the better you may be at coping with the symptoms of it. With the placebo pill, it is said the more optimistic the person with fibromyalgia is, the less side affects and symptoms they may go through. Being more optimistic in any situation can help alleviate stress, and many more illnesses, and symptoms that comes along in life.