Noted Doctor to Join Pain/Fibromyalgia Online Discussion Monday

Noted Doctor to Join Pain/Fibromyalgia Online Discussion Monday

By Ed Coghlan.

Our friends at have an interesting program set for Monday (August 28th).

Dr. Rodger Murphree of Birmingham, Alabama will join the group and take questions from patients, family members and other caregivers who register for the event, which is free.

Dr. Murphee is the founder and past clinic director for a large integrated medical practice located in Birmingham, Alabama. The practice was staffed with board-certified medical doctors, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and nutritionists who combined traditional and alternative medicine. The clinic provided cutting-edge treatments for acute and chronic illnesses. He has specialized in difficult-to-treat patients for the last 10 years. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) and is a board-certified chiropractic physician.

Dr. Murphree has written 5 books for patients and doctors including “Treating and Beating Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”.

In 2002, Dr. Murphree separated from his medical clinic so that he could open his own practice in Birmingham, Alabama. He maintains a busy practice focusing on fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, cardiovascular disease, mood disorders, and other difficult-to-treat illnesses. He consults with other physicians, lectures throughout the United States giving educational seminars to patients and healthcare professionals, is a regular columnist for numerous publications, and routinely appears on national radio broadcasts. Dr. Murphree’s books are available at most books stores,, or here on our online store.

Dr. Murphree is a frequent guest on local and national radio and television programs including NBC, Fox, and ABC. He writes for several professional and public health related publications. His articles have appeared in The Washington Post as well as peer reviewed professional journals, including, Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, Chiropractic Economics, Alternative Fibromyalgia News Magazine, The American Chiropractor, and Nutri-News. Dr. Murphree conducts doctor’s continuing education seminars throughout North America helping doctors become proficient in nutritional medicine.

In order to attend for free, please go to and select the Join Us tab, fill out the form, First name, Last initial and email.  Then an email will come to your email confirming your free membership. Once you receive your membership confirmation, please click the link below to receive your personalized link for the event.

Please click this link to receive your personal invitation after you join on the website and become a free member:

You only need your first name, last initial and email address even for the groups.


Authored by: Ed Coghlan

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Ibin, I am so sorry to hear the pain, physical and emotional, that your family has been through. I understand your frustration that we “chronic painers” are being forced to endure not because we did something wrong but because someone elsr did. I am tired of being part of this national crisis that I did not create and that will not be solved by lumping all of us who have, as a matter of course, been reduced to taking opiods with all others who have abused a medically necessary treatment.


My young wife child bride, yet of legal age to betroth at age 18 in NC and I have been married for 39 years. We took our vows…..seriously. For better or worse. I understand the unilateral reduction of opiate based medication prescribing is causing loss of property through default of payment on home mortgages, car payments and recurring debt that will NEVER cease because of food requirements, utility bills, and insurance costs just to name a few. Divorce is rising because of the “blame” game placed upon patients with pain as well as the suicide rate among patients with continuous pain. !0 years ago, we, after symptoms of fatigue, exaggerated fatigue when our children were in high school, my wife, became aware that she had symptoms of some type sickness, negative health condition. After only one meeting with our doctor of many years advised ‘take more vitamins C and D. That was the full extent of her diagnosis.The advise did not help her condition. After several meetings, appointments with caregivers that diagnosed many different illnesses and advisement of how to address her symptoms, none of which improved her condition.We expanded our resources. After finally finding a doctor after 3 or 4 different physicians which we had examinations all over NC we found a knowledgeable doctor with her precise symptoms. It took less than ten minutes to properly diagnose her condition. He followed up his diagnosis which indicated….he was right with his diagnosis. She was diagnosed with fibromyalgea with underlying symptoms of lymes disease which have been confirmed. As many with these diseases, there is not a surgical remedy to her disease. She was in fact placed on mild opioid therapy which does. did help. Very low doses of medication which evolved into an excess of 90 mme daily but, a higher dosage in the last 5 years. She has been reasonably “comfortable” but, was forced to file for SS Disability which after 3 years and almost bankruptcy for our family. She was “awarded” her SS Disability funds because she had worked and paid her SS Disability required taxes. Now at age 57 she has been reduced by 66% in opiate medication which has placed her into a ” depressed” state because she can no longer keep up with household duties which include basic maintenance of home work, and assisting myself with my business record keeping.and necessary work to keep the home running efficiently allowing me, a two time failed back surgery patient to earn the balance of our monthly, yearly recurring debt. I have noticed her, after 8 months of forced reduction as per the state adopted CDC mis-guided-line, slipping into a more depressive state for being persecuted without substantiation with 90 mme and she feels as if she is letting her portion of family unity, family requirements, family survival to falter and that I blame her for her incurable illness. This is not the case. I through opiate medication treatment with documentation as to the very positive result of… Read more »


I belong to Live to Live and registered yesterday! I can’t wait to hear what Dr. Murphree has to say! I’ve been hit hard the last few months with CFS like I’ve never ever had before! I just don’t understand it! Hopefully he can explain why.

I am sure you are glad to hear thAt gabapentin has some nasty withdraw effects as that should keep the patient using the drug longer so the profits keep generating.

Sandy Bell-Murray

Dr. Murphree sounds like an extremely dedicated and forward thinking physician. I wonder how familiar he may be with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome that is often misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia.