We have been called hypochondriacs, overly sensitive, in need of a hobby, and attention seekers. "The pain is in your head." Little did they know how right they were.
In the August issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism there is a study showing people with Fibromyalgia have more connections in parts of the brain that feel pain. The study used a MRI to see the brains of 36 women. 18 had Fibromyalgia and 18 did not. Click the title of this post to see more information on the study.
It will take time and more studies to truly understand the extent these connections have on Fibromyalgia. It may lead to a cure, a new way of treating the disease, or a way to diagnose it. For now the reseach shows it IS all in our heads and we can live with that.