If you're a headache sufferer, you know that there are times when it's virtually impossible to look, feel, think, and live your best. Debilitating headaches can cripple your personal as well as professional life, often resulting in postponing activities, deadlines, and daily tasks for hours or even days.
About 5 million Americans—90 percent of them women—suffer from the chronic pain, fatigue, sleeplessness and overall lousy feeling of fibromyalgia (FM). Conventional medicine barely recognizes the condition and has no clue how to deal with it. Doctors often think the pain is in your head and prescribe antidepressants or sedatives. Or they figure the pain is real but can't find the source, so they load you up on painkillers, which don't address the cause and create problems of their own. Or they ignore it entirely.