For many years there was a significant body of medical opinion that questioned the existence of Fibromyalgia and sufferers would frequently encounter scepticism and suggestions that their perceived symptoms were just that; all in the mind.
Fortunately, times have moved on and in the UK the Government clearly recognises Fibromyalgia as a genuine, disabling medical condition and has in recent years allocated significant financial resources to research into the condition.
It has become increasingly accepted among the medical profession that Fibromyalgia is one of a number of conditions caused by central sensitisation. Follow this link to an article which examines that in more detail.
“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you’ve done for me. Time and time again during this process you proved you understood what I was going through and really kept me going. It’ll be strange now not speaking to you regularly. You are so reassuring and always filled me with confidence that we’d succeed. And we did! Thank you again.” MB (£235,000 received), July 2018
The NHS recognises Fibromyalgia as such and has published detailed notes on its website, which provide extensive information for those wishing to learn more.
The DWP also recognises Fibromyalgia as a real condition and, at least in theory, those who have been diagnosed with the condition should be accepted as genuinely disabled. In practice, people who suffer Fibromyalgia often struggle to obtain or maintain their benefits.
“You proved to me in our first telephone call that you understand Fibromyalgia. Your confidence won me over and I’m so pleased it did!” GT (£185,000 recovered), November 2017
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If your current solicitor is letting you down with their lack of understanding of your condition, why not speak in complete confidence to one of our specialist Fibromyalgia Solicitors? It won’t cost you anything and you really do have everything to gain. Call us on 01225 462871 or complete the contact form at the foot of this page.