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7 Cheat Codes for Forgetting Pain - 7 Cheat Codes for Forgetting Pain
Fibro fog might make us forget certain things, but when it comes to Fibromyalgia pain and other symptoms... need I mention it is useless. So, while we have accepted the fact that the pain is going to be our forced live-in partner (unless of course some path-breaking research results in curing FMS, cross your fingers please), we can definitely cheat it 'at times'! Alright, you know the 'at times' part of the previous sentence is most important, but don't we always say, "I wish I had at least an hour without pain!" So 'at times' is good... good for us, for now.

So how do we cheat pain and the umpteen symptoms? Well it's no secret that, sooner or later, everybody eventually finds a way to deal with the problems in life. Some fight it back, some move away and some find a smarter alternative. In the case of Fibromyalgia, well we need a good mix of all of these.

Fibromyalgia pain: Titanic movie connection

There's one dialogue in the epic movie Titanic (1997) that spells out the kind of pain we experience all the time.

Leonardo DiCaprio's character in the film Jack Dawson says while saving Rose, "I fell through some thin ice... and I'm telling you, water that cold... like right down there... it hits you like a thousand knives stabbing you all over your body. You can't breathe. You can't think. At least, not about anything but the pain. Which is why I'm not looking forward to jumping in there after you."

So much resemblance, water that cold... like right down there... it's hits just like Fibromyalgia! What do you think?

World Arthritis Day Meet and Fibromyalgia

Raising awareness about Fibromyalgia
There are doctors who quickly hear what you say and in no time start scribbling on the prescription pad.

There are doctors who talk more than what you would like to hear and you wonder if they even heard what you said.

And then, there are doctors who hear you out, understand your condition, offer the right advice and then take a step forward. They care and take an initiative to help out patients in general and not just their patients! I am lucky I found Dr. Shashank Akerkar!