Makowski Law Offices
Richard J. Makowski, Attorney at Law
Pamela Walker Makowski, Attorney at Law
555 South Third Street
Columbus, OH 43215
- thoughtful, caring legal advice during life's most stressful times.
I am someone who is living with fibromyalgia, and I am happy to share this story and some resources about it.
For many people it may take years to be even diagnosed with fibromyalgia. For me it took ten years. I was tested for so many things that I started to think that I was either a hypochondriac or I must have some rare disorder. As it turns out, all of the symptoms I definitely added up to fibromyalgia. Forturnately, a friend of mine who is a doctor told me to see a rheumatologist. When I met with Dr. Soumya Chatterjee at the Cleveland Clinic, not only was he able to diagnose me, but he put me on a great treatment plan.
A combination of medications, yoga, meditation, stretching exercises and aerobics in shorter spurts worked over a six month period of time to get me to the point of being fully functioning. While I may have occasional setbacks, overall I am so grateful to have a doctor that saw the whole picture.
And that, I think, is the key to my success. I am keeping active and feeling the best I have felt in years now. You can too. I have included here some links that could be helpful to you. I am not a doctor and cannot give medical advice, but I am happy to share the information I have gathered hoping that it will help someone else.
Take good care of yourself. Remember that you should take it easy if you are having a bad day, and if you are having a good day, don't overdo so that you can have many good days ahead.
This information is being provided in order to help inform people about fibromyalgia and related conditions. Everyone is different and you should seek the advice of a medical professional if you feel that you have a medical condition that needs to be treated. The links provided here are not affiliated in anyway with the owner of this website and their presence on this website is not an endorsement or warranty for the link. There are many conflicting opinions out there and you need to review your options, be fully informed and make good decisions for yourself.
This is a list of websites that I have found helpful. These are all outside sites, and I do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information. The use of this webpage or any other webpage should not be done as a substitution for professional counselling or medical advice.
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