Clearly, many people, like me, have been floored by the condition â€” and the lack of effective treatment â€” and were anxious for more details.
Unfortunately, no one really knows what causes fibromyalgia and thereâ€™s no cure.
Treatments such as painkillers rarely do more than ease the symptoms (characterised by debilitating muscle pain).
Many patients end up giving up work and normal daily life â€” I longed to retire early from my job as a GP just so I could rest allÂ day.
After two years of misery, my condition was getting worse â€” but I then came across the theory that fibromyalgia may be linked to oxalates, which are compounds found in â€˜healthyâ€™ foods suchÂ as fruit, vegetables, salad, nuts andÂ beans.