Fibromyalgia Documentary: ‘Getting Our Lives Back’


In the Fibromyalgia Life documentary Getting Our Lives Back, Dr. Melissa Congdon explains what she was taught about fibromyalgia in medical school, which was simply that fibromyalgia was a rare chronic pain disorder which affected older women, and that little could be done for the disease.

Discover 11 common symptoms of fibromyalgia here.

Having been diagnosed with the condition herself, Dr. Congdon now knows that what she learned as a medical student is no longer accurate and that not only does fibromyalgia affect an estimated 16 million people in the U.S. but also that it can affect anyone at any age.

In the film, we meet other patients who explain their diagnosis process and the symptoms that affect them on a daily basis. Dr. Congdon also explores the possibility that up to 40 percent of fibromyalgia patients may have a carbohydrate intolerance.

Can a gluten-free diet work for managing fibromyalgia? It certainly worked for Nancy. Find out more.

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  1. I have been suffering with Fibromyalgia for at least 20 years. I live in Ottawa, Ont and was hoping I could get the name of & more info about the medicine you recommend I get my doctor to prescribe for me. Thanks! Sharon O’Neill

  2. Rosemary Ramsay says:

    What is the name of the over the counter substance/medication/? That everyone is talking about? I can’t catch the name on video and there doesn’t seem to be anything written also? The substance that flushes kidneys? H.e.l.p. P.l.s

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