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Brad Ellis' Story

Brad Ellis discovered that

fibromyalgia can afflict men also.

Fibromyalgia Research Findings.

Brad Ellis, a policeman and former Marine, was in two vehicle collisions within two years. He went back to work but ended up having spinal surgeries in 2007 and 2008. The physical therapy and other treatments failed. His pain continued and expanded to many parts of his body.


After numerous visits to doctors, he was finally diagnosed with fibromyalgia. At that point, he became confused and felt alone because he was told fibromyalgia is considered a “woman’s disease.” So he did not seek any help.

In time, through information on the Internet, Brad realized he was not alone. He is now active in a local support group and helps other patients cope with the painful and challenging condition.

Fibromyalgia is common in women but is also seen in men and children.

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