Insurance companies are denying Fibromyalgia patients proper access to treatments for their chronic pain condition. Doctors are having a difficult time getting their fibromyalgia patients the appropriate therapies. While there are treatments available, including the FDA fast tracked prescription medicine Lyrica and now Cymbalta, there is a serious lack of access to treatments. Basically, insurance companies, including Medi-Cal, are denying access, or at least making it very difficult, for patients to get prescribed treatments. Fibromyalgia is a real condition but due to lack of awareness and validation, Fibromyalgia patients are forced to continue to suffer with the pain and doctors are unduly limited when there are options for treatment.
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