The PT who told you it's "just your brain sending pain signals, no big deal" ...doesn't know what they're talking about! Your brain isn't sending the signals, it is the nerves in your body sending signals to the brain and the brain "interprets" it as pain (when it is and when it isn't!) and reacts accordingly with inflammation etc.
And it's no joke, and though I would not wish it on anyone, I do wish people like that could try it out for a short time, and see just how real it IS! I don't get mad all that easy, but this kind of attitude makes me SO MAD!
We live in the bodies with this problem. I wish we could somehow let them try it and see if they like people telling them it's "No big deal"! And I'm glad you're getting a different PT, maybe it will be someone with a bit more knowledge--and compassion!
And I hope you find some relief...
As for the idea that antibiotics and nutrition help... the nutrition, for some, no cure but yes, it can assist.
But I have had infections and been on any number of antibiotics over the years, and it has never made a difference with my fibro symptoms. My thoughts are that it may well be a scam--or it worked for someone with the symptoms that didn't actually HAVE fibro. If it really works, why isn't everyone with fibro shouting it from the rooftops?--and why isn't it in medical journals? and why don'tt more doctors know about it than what's in just one book?...
Food for thought...
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." Walter P. Chrysler said it, I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!
Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL
Life comes in specific increments, which we receive as a gift of one moment at a time. That's why it's called t
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