Fibromyalgia: “I am 41 years old and I live in the body of an old man” Share this Article

It is always tired and hurt all the time. Patrick Schutz Neuchâtel fibromyalgia – an invisible condition is not recognized by the disability insurance.

The pain, the pain, just pain Patrick Schuts (41) Neuchatel always feel that you have the flu – no fever, fatigue, but with a huge lead. He would stay in bed all day and spend time there. “Every part of my body hurts, hopefully not all at once,” he told the magazine “The Illustrated.”

Patrick Schutz and his partner have a three year old daughter, Naya.

Even if you play with it only 20 minutes, the power is off for the day. “When I was sleeping, and then I wake up, I’m as tired as I’ve ever experienced. “He lost a lot of friends who believe false. At night, you can not go with them before going to bed 19 hours to relax.

The diagnosis of suffering it a year ago revealed: Fibromyalgia. An estimated 400,000 people are affected in Switzerland. The problem: Fibromyalgia is not recognized by the disability insurance (IV). There is no scientific evidence: there is no evidence that is in the blood and X-rays Hundreds of symptoms characterize fibromyalgia. It is determined by the exclusion of other diseases and tested: sweet spots usually used.

If eleven or more of 18 (weaknesses) increased pain, suspicion of fibromyalgia is present. These diagnostic points are close tendinomotor approach. The cause of the disease is not known and can not be limited by medical measures.

Patrick protection must take many drugs: analgesics, antidepressants, vitamins, medication to protect the stomach and drops against sensitive and dry eyes. “It’s an invisible suffering,” said Schutz. He wants as many as possible to know about it, you’ve created a Facebook site so that fibromyalgia reached the consciousness of the population.

Patrick has been unemployed for two years and lives on welfare. If the IV is at least partially acknowledge the suffering, it would have been helped. So expect financial support because of their depression and chronic fatigue. His greatest hope is a popular initiative that has been launched and requires recognition of fibromyalgia as a disease.

Naya plays with her daughter, but after 20 minutes, your energy is depleted.
Patrick is lying on a mat to relieve pain.
Patrick’s relationship with the partner Sylvie has also become difficult. No common TV songs because he sleeps early. Naya is surprised that Dad go to bed in it. Patrick Schutz not know how long can support their condition: “I have only 41 years old and I live in the body of an old man”

Patrick suspect that even traumatic experiences could be triggered in the past. At age 17, he was present when his father hit a man with a rock before their eyes.

Patrick is no longer in contact with him. The birth of her daughter was as bad: almost the mother and the child was dead. Patrick: “These events shook me deeply. ”

He would like to do something with his wife and daughter, but his suffering and the little money he receives no desire realidad.Compartir to this article

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