Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Surgery to treat fibromyalgia? 

I honestly don't know what to think of this. It appeared in the October 1st edition of the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association's newsletter:

Vagus Nerve Stimulation: Promising Fibromyalgia Treatment Possibility

Even though I definitely have an extremely treatment-resistant case of fibromyalgia, I don't think I would be a good candidate for surgery due to other health complications. I don't tolerate anesthesia well, I'm allergic to surgical tape, and I can't take medication for surgery-related pain. But I am curious to see if more studies will be conducted and whether they conclude this is a truly worthwhile treatment.

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