This site describes two medical conditions which often occur together:
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain. Chronic Myofascial Pain was
previously called Myofascial Pain Syndrome. See the handout "Chronic Myofascial Pain.".
These conditions are clearly clinical
disorders, and as they share symptoms with so many other disorders,
are currently among the most misdiagnosed of ailments.
We hope that this information will
help people get more information about these illnesses so as to
better their chances of accurate diagnosis and improved therapy.
Please do not request
opinions on specific diagnoses, including test interpretations. It is
illegal to give specific treatment advice for individual patients over
the Internet. Devin Starlanyl is not in medical practice. We are
restricted by law to providing general information such as can be
found in a medical text. Please check the "Books
and Tapes" section for more informational resources.
How To Use This Website
1) Read the information
page. Then proceed to the symptoms
which will help you discover if fibromyalgia and/or chronic myofascial
pain and/or reactive hypoglycemia (or insulin resistance) may be a
factor in your life. It will help pinpoint some of your symptom
sources. Then read other parts of the site you may find of
2) Identify and deal with the
perpetuating factors. This should help decrease your symptom
is necessary before any therapy "holds".
3) Copy the referenced data sheets
for your medical care team.
4) Do read the physicians' data
sheets — they may hold the answers to your questions.
5) Feel free to access the
physicians' bibliography and see all the medical journal articles
being written. Your reference librarian will help you get articles you
need through the Interlibrary Loan.
Doctors and Other
This website is
tuned for new and exciting additions. Thanks to the efforts of friends
from around the world, the information contained on this web site is available in Spanish
and Dutch. We are looking for translators with
some medical familiarity who would be willing to translate handouts
into French, German and other languages. If you are such a
person, please contact the Webmaster.
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would you like to be?
Right now there aren't enough care providers skilled in the
treatment of myofascial trigger points. There are openings at
School of Pain Management and the
Series in New Mexico. Experience healing as you never have
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