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Overcoming Fibromyalgia Symptoms with Alkaline Diet Foods
Health Alkaline ^ | 5/19/2011 | Kimberly Lord Stewart

Posted on 05/20/2011 8:47:42 AM PDT by truthnomatterwhat

Your body is in a constant battle to maintain its delicate acid alkaline balance. Over acidity can cause a host of diseases and other problems to manifest in the body. This makes a healthy alkaline food diet all the more important for the sick, to adhere to a 20/80 rule acid/alkaline diet. Those suffering from fibromyalgia need to pay close attention to their acid/alkaline balance.

St. Martins Press – Your favorite snack or dessert could trigger symptoms of fibromyalgia. Tender pain, fatigue, trouble with memory and digestive problems are just a few of the problems experienced by women with fibromyalgia. But emerging research shows that diet can play a role in stopping the pain. Try these 7 easy steps and see if your symptoms improve…

Not even medical experts can figure out fibromyalgia. The symptoms of fibromyalgia are tough to pinpoint, doctors don’t know what causes it or why and patients typically see nearly a dozen physicians before getting a definitive diagnosis.

But physicians agree that stress, an unhealthy lifestyle and a bad acidic diet can aggravate symptoms of fibromyalgia.

While healthy alkaline foods and diet can quiet flare-ups of fibromyalgia and make you feel better.

“The most powerful tools fibromyalgia patients have are their forks, because foods become cells,” says Deidra Rawlings, N.D., a naturopath and author of Foods that Help Win the Battle Against Fibromyalgia.

Read more: http://www.healthalkaline.com/alkalinefoods/overcoming-fibromyalgia-symptoms-with-alkaline-diet-foods/#ixzz1MuIcHM7w

(Excerpt) Read more at healthalkaline.com ...


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KEYWORDS: chronicpain; dietsforfibromyalgia; fibromyalgiafood; inflammation
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1 posted on 05/20/2011 8:47:47 AM PDT by truthnomatterwhat
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To: truthnomatterwhat

I would like to know if this really works.

A good friend suffers greatly from FM.


2 posted on 05/20/2011 8:58:28 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: truthnomatterwhat
My sister has fibromyaligia but I think she actually enjoys (not the right word but I can't come up with anything else) it because she uses it all the time. She uses it as an excuse for not going/doing things, she uses it as an excuse for her nasty attitude, etc.

She is on so many different meds for it that I don't know how she functions. However, I also know that while she lives in one state, she continues to go to the doctor she had back in another state. I think she's afraid to find a local doctor because she may not get her prescriptions filled by a new one.

3 posted on 05/20/2011 8:58:43 AM PDT by ninergold3 (Let Go and Let God - He IS In Control)
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To: truthnomatterwhat

ping


4 posted on 05/20/2011 9:02:59 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: ninergold3

“I think she actually enjoys (not the right word but I can’t come up with anything else) it because she uses it all the time. She uses it as an excuse for not going/doing things, she uses it as an excuse for her nasty attitude, etc.”

I’ve often wondered the same thing, based on people I know who (say they) have it. Is it really even “a thing”, or made up?


5 posted on 05/20/2011 9:06:12 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: truthnomatterwhat
I was diagnosed with Fibromylagia last year. After two different treatments caused nasty side effects, I went to a DC who deals in holostic/homeopathic remedies.

After 2 hours of testing, he concluded I didn't have Fibromylagia; I had systemic candidas. Candidas is a naturally occuring yeast in our digestive tract that, if impacted by surgery or medications, can grow out of control. It moves though membrane walls and ravages other systems in the body. Systemic candidas and Fibromyalgia share 90% of the same sypmtoms.

I eliminated all sugar, yeast, caffine, chocolate, and fruit from my diet for a period of three months; existing on meat, vegetables, a few nuts, and water. I also purchased Aqua Flora High Potency 9, which addresses all 9 strains of Candidas.

I had relief after 3 days, and have been symptom free since. No more migranes, no more fatigue, no more pain, no more digestive problems. Lost 30 lbs of toxins (standing at almost 5'9", I now weigh 123 lbs.) in under 3 months.

I was a big fruit eater, and loved garlic bread with dinner. It was painful to give them up, but it was life-saving and life-changing.

There is a free "spit test" available on-line that folks can take to see if they have Candidas. This website also shows the diet you should eat. www.aquaflorainc.com. You have to adhere strictly to the diet, and take the High Potentcy 9, but it is worth it.

I now control it through diet only, and have started to introduce foods back into my diet without having my symptoms flair.

6 posted on 05/20/2011 9:07:44 AM PDT by TheWriterTX (Buy Ammo Often)
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To: truthnomatterwhat
I was diagnosed with Fibromylagia last year. After two different treatments caused nasty side effects, I went to a DC who deals in holostic/homeopathic remedies.

After 2 hours of testing, he concluded I didn't have Fibromylagia; I had systemic candidas. Candidas is a naturally occuring yeast in our digestive tract that, if impacted by surgery or medications, can grow out of control. It moves though membrane walls and ravages other systems in the body. Systemic candidas and Fibromyalgia share 90% of the same sypmtoms.

I eliminated all sugar, yeast, caffine, chocolate, and fruit from my diet for a period of three months; existing on meat, vegetables, a few nuts, and water. I also purchased Aqua Flora High Potency 9, which addresses all 9 strains of Candidas.

I had relief after 3 days, and have been symptom free since. No more migranes, no more fatigue, no more pain, no more digestive problems. Lost 30 lbs of toxins (standing at almost 5'9", I now weigh 123 lbs.) in under 3 months.

I was a big fruit eater, and loved garlic bread with dinner. It was painful to give them up, but it was life-saving and life-changing.

There is a free "spit test" available on-line that folks can take to see if they have Candidas. This website also shows the diet you should eat. www.aquaflorainc.com. You have to adhere strictly to the diet, and take the High Potentcy 9, but it is worth it.

I now control it through diet only, and have started to introduce foods back into my diet without having my symptoms flair.

7 posted on 05/20/2011 9:07:56 AM PDT by TheWriterTX (Buy Ammo Often)
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To: truthnomatterwhat
I was diagnosed with Fibromylagia last year. After two different treatments caused nasty side effects, I went to a DC who deals in holostic/homeopathic remedies.

After 2 hours of testing, he concluded I didn't have Fibromylagia; I had systemic candidas. Candidas is a naturally occuring yeast in our digestive tract that, if impacted by surgery or medications, can grow out of control. It moves though membrane walls and ravages other systems in the body. Systemic candidas and Fibromyalgia share 90% of the same sypmtoms.

I eliminated all sugar, yeast, caffine, chocolate, and fruit from my diet for a period of three months; existing on meat, vegetables, a few nuts, and water. I also purchased Aqua Flora High Potency 9, which addresses all 9 strains of Candidas.

I had relief after 3 days, and have been symptom free since. No more migranes, no more fatigue, no more pain, no more digestive problems. Lost 30 lbs of toxins (standing at almost 5'9", I now weigh 123 lbs.) in under 3 months.

I was a big fruit eater, and loved garlic bread with dinner. It was painful to give them up, but it was life-saving and life-changing.

There is a free "spit test" available on-line that folks can take to see if they have Candidas. This website also shows the diet you should eat. www.aquaflorainc.com. You have to adhere strictly to the diet, and take the High Potentcy 9, but it is worth it.

I now control it through diet only, and have started to introduce foods back into my diet without having my symptoms flair.

8 posted on 05/20/2011 9:08:07 AM PDT by TheWriterTX (Buy Ammo Often)
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To: fishtank

As a dietitian I think the recommendations are good for everyone, not just those suffering from FM. Eating a more plant based, Mediterranean Diet (Greek/Italian) is good, sound nutrition advice. Example...Cherries are also affective in managing gout.

However, the idea about alkaline vs. acidity is a bunch of hooey. Your body has a number of feedback mechanisms to stay within a certain pH. It must be between 7.35 - 7.45. Too acidic is bad...too basic is also bad.

Eating healthy shouldn’t be that complicated.


9 posted on 05/20/2011 9:08:30 AM PDT by sipwine (Eat well, stay well....)
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To: truthnomatterwhat

A friend of mine had fibromyalgia badly; can anyone tell me:

1. What are your symptoms?
2. Have you tried Lyrica for it?
3. Has it worked?


10 posted on 05/20/2011 9:09:02 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (e)
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To: fishtank

I have had fibro for many years. I do not ear sweets, etc. On one of these lists I eat 9 of the 18 listed. Had never heard of a couple on that list. I eat more chicken, etc than red meat. Stress seems to bother me a whole lot more than what kind of food I eat. Oh. And weather. When this area was having those tornadoes and afterwards, I had one of the worst flareups I can remember having. I think people who have this and costo are bothered by many different things Cold weather bothers me. People can look great but be in so much pain that others just can not understand unless they have been there.


11 posted on 05/20/2011 9:11:29 AM PDT by MamaB
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To: MayflowerMadam

I sincerely hope you and the poster above you never ever get this condition. It is terrible. It is real. Just be thankful to God above that you do not have it


12 posted on 05/20/2011 9:13:42 AM PDT by MamaB
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To: TheWriterTX

I will keep this info for my wife ;-)


13 posted on 05/20/2011 9:14:22 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (We are the Patrick Henry we have been waiting for!)
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To: sipwine

Thank you. My diet is like what they say to eat. Baloney. For me, food does not have anything to do with fibro and costo. Like I said in another post, stress and weather have more to do with my flareups than anything else.


14 posted on 05/20/2011 9:16:30 AM PDT by MamaB
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To: MamaB

I didn’t SAY it doesn’t exist; I ASKed a question. The people I know personally who have it only have outbreaks when it’s convenient for their schedules; I can’t speak for others. I expect that it’s real, but is a diagnosis for doctors to use when they’d rather not put in the effort to do further research. It would be easy to tell someone they have fibromyalgia and move on. Just sayin’.


15 posted on 05/20/2011 9:21:02 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: Jack Hammer

I went to the dr because I was aching everywhere——inside of my elbows, knee area, upper hips, chest area, etc. He sent me to a specialist who checked all those areas plus others that I never even thought about as being connected to all the others. I also have costochondritis and my dr said that was part if the fibro. Costo is as bad as the fibro. I have a flareup of rhat right now. Told someone on FB that I felt like a linebacker hit me in the chest and upper back area. My dr said I would be ok if I did not have to breathe. : (


16 posted on 05/20/2011 9:22:14 AM PDT by MamaB
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To: TheWriterTX

Bookmark! Thanks for posting this. My sister also has FM. I am going to send her this today.


17 posted on 05/20/2011 9:22:42 AM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: MayflowerMadam

If someone is suffering, does it really matter whether it’s a ‘thing’ or not?


18 posted on 05/20/2011 9:24:11 AM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: TheWriterTX; Ellendra

Ellendra - ping!


19 posted on 05/20/2011 9:27:34 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: ninergold3

“I think she’s afraid to find a local doctor because she may not get her prescriptions filled by a new one. “

Wouldn’t you if it meant enduring significant and debilitating pain?


20 posted on 05/20/2011 9:28:34 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: truthnomatterwhat; fishtank; MayflowerMadam; ninergold3; dalebert

FM isn’t really a disease, but a symptom pattern caused by some underlying problem, one that usually can be mitigated or cured if one could find a doctor knowledgeable enough and caring enough to pursue the lengthy and complex clinical and laboratory diagnosis necessary to find the problem.

Some of the diseases that have FM as a symptom are:

1. Hypothyroidism (needs more than just TSH to diagnose properly; needs full thyroid and thyroid autoimmune panels plus clinical diagnosis).

2. Lupus. (no definitive test, requires clinical diagnosis)

3. Lyme Disease. (need Lyme specialist to diagnose properly)

4. Pernicious Anemia (or other B-12 malabsorption syndrome, needs more than just serum B-12 level to diagnose properly, should be easy to diagnose but most doctors are ignorant of this relatively common disease.)

5. Sleep Apnea and other sleep disorders.

6. Rheumatoid Arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.

7. Sjogren’s Syndrome (requires clinical diagnosis)

8. And no doubt many others.

Any doctor who diagnoses fibromyalgia and leaves it at that is either lazy, ignorant or both, because that’s pretty much the same thing as if a doctor diagnosed you as “sick” or “has a fever”. I highly recommend that you keep going from doctor to doctor until you find a good one who can figure out what is really wrong with you.


21 posted on 05/20/2011 9:29:14 AM PDT by catnipman
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To: sipwine

‘However, the idea about alkaline vs. acidity is a bunch of hooey. “

That seems to be what they teach in school these days.

I know if my wife eats certain things she gets extremely sick. Doctors can’t explain it but its real.


22 posted on 05/20/2011 9:30:13 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: MayflowerMadam

Do not ever judge what others are going through. You do not know what they are going through. I use to belong to a support group. Some of their stories upset me so much that I had to get out of it. I sure do not need someone telling me that when it hurts to breathe that “ah, it is just in my head”. That is not the part of my body that hurts although I do have a lot of sinus problems, esp this year : ). I deal with it. My dr has me on robaxin, tizanidine, and trazodone. Hope they are spelled right. They really help.


23 posted on 05/20/2011 9:31:14 AM PDT by MamaB
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To: catnipman

‘I highly recommend that you keep going from doctor to doctor until you find a good one who can figure out what is really wrong with you.’

We tried that, after two years and thousands of dollars we gave up on medical doctors. All they want to do is prescribe a pill to mask the symptoms.


24 posted on 05/20/2011 9:32:28 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: catnipman

Had all those tests before fibro diagnosis. Am still tested ever so often. The meeds I am on, help.


25 posted on 05/20/2011 9:33:58 AM PDT by MamaB
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To: truthnomatterwhat

Try the cabbage soup diet
http://www.cabbage-soup-diet.com/recipe/
It not only is good for losing weight but does something to your joints and other pains. Could just be all the liquid that cleans you out and lube joints, but I think cabbage has some very interesting healing properties. I feel great doing this diet and I suffer from a variety of pain.


26 posted on 05/20/2011 9:39:13 AM PDT by jetson
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To: TheWriterTX

Here’s a good list of alkaline vs acidifying food:

http://www.angelfire.com/az/sthurston/acid_alkaline_foods_list.html

Partial cut & paste:

To maintain health, the diet should consist of 60% alkaline forming foods and 40% acid forming foods. To restore health, the diet should consist of 80% alkaline forming foods and 20% acid forming foods.


27 posted on 05/20/2011 9:46:00 AM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish?)
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To: truthnomatterwhat

Have a little balance. If alternative medicine which has been around for sucha long time were so wonderful, modern medicine would not have developed as it has.

http://www.quackwatch.com/


28 posted on 05/20/2011 9:49:25 AM PDT by amihow
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To: amihow

“If alternative medicine which has been around for sucha long time were so wonderful, modern medicine would not have developed as it has.”

Alternative medicine has been around for 5000 years. Modern medicine gets some of its methods and treatments from alternative medicine.

Modern medicine is better at surgery and covering up the symptoms. Its not so good at preventing or curing diseases.


29 posted on 05/20/2011 9:59:33 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: catnipman; TheWriterTX
"FM isn’t really a disease, but a symptom pattern caused by some underlying problem"

I would venture to guess that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis could be added to the list as well. Thanks so much for this thread and ya'lls input. I've tried just about everything under the sun to get rid of my fatigue and pain but will definitely be trying TheWriterTX's suggestion.

30 posted on 05/20/2011 10:01:09 AM PDT by Is2C (http://www.persecution.com)
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To: TheWriterTX
I was diagnosed with postpartum depression after having my son. I thought this strange since I was nursing and an that reduces the chances. I knew I didn't have ppd, but I couldn't explain to the doctors how I felt. I just felt different. They would essentially pat my head and tell me to be a good girl and take my meds. I finally discovered I had candida when the visual effects appeared. I'll spare you the details, but the candida appeared from where I was nursing. I looked up the description on the Internet and quickly discovered I had candida. After almost four months postpartum I finally had the correct diagnoses. I went to the doc and they stepped me down from the meds and gave me Diflucan. Didn't work. They gave me more Difulcan. Didn't work. They gave me a loaded dose of Difulcan. Didn't work, and I had to take liver tests. I finally gave up on the med school quacks certified by the state board and found a holistic practitioner. He put me on an anti-candida diet and supplements that were perfectly safe for me and baby, and I've been fine ever since. The candida die off was hell, but I'm so glad I sought non-modern medicinal help!
31 posted on 05/20/2011 10:02:15 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: driftdiver

Most people have food intolerances and/or food allergies...however, it is unlikely that high alkalinity/acidity is the cause.

I didn’t learn that in school...I researched it myself and drew my conclusions based on common physiological sense.


32 posted on 05/20/2011 10:07:58 AM PDT by sipwine (Eat well, stay well....)
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To: sipwine

“Most people have food intolerances and/or food allergies...however, it is unlikely that high alkalinity/acidity is the cause.”

They are related but not the same issue. The alkalinity/acidity has more to do with body chemistry.

“I didn’t learn that in school...I researched it myself and drew my conclusions based on common physiological sense.”

And I don’t agree. I do not believe that the things we’ve learned in the last 200 years completely replace all the things learned in the previous 5000 years.


33 posted on 05/20/2011 10:12:13 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: MayflowerMadam
Trust me, Mayflower, it's a real thing. I had insomnia so badly that by the time I got a proper diagnosis, I was averaging 3 hours of sleep a night. It was difficult to do ANYTHING - holding a complete thought being the most challenging. I went from a hyper-productive Classic Type A supermom to a woman so weak she couldn't open a ketchup bottle.

Imagine a migrane that lasts for 8 months straight. I've had those, too. Anytime I changed position (sitting to standing, standing to laying down, etc.) I would get vertigo and my stomach would roll.

I could weep for the years of my life I lost, with my precious children and beloved husband, because I was so fatigued. I kept pushing through, holding down a job, doing volunteer work, trying to raise my children, but always - my family suffered. It was not my excuse; it was my albatross.

Thankfully, I had Systemic Candidas, which is curable through diet. But the original diagnosis (most of the symptoms are the same) was Fibromyalgia, which is not.

34 posted on 05/20/2011 10:18:03 AM PDT by TheWriterTX (Buy Ammo Often)
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To: penelopesire
My pleasure, Penelope. It's a simple spit test, the details are available on-line how to do it, to see if she has Candidas. If it's Candidas, sticking strictly to the diet and the medication will definitely change her world.

No cheating, not for at least 3 months. It usually takes that long to kill it off completely.

There is a "die off" period, where the Candidas will flush out into her system as it's being starved and medicated. She's going to feel like HELL for the first 72 hours; after that, every day, she should see some improvement.

Also, make sure she drinks LOTS of water, eats a cucumber or 2 a day, and takes a mild laxative to help "move the mail" so to speak.

As an added side benefit of the diet (aside from the unexpected weight loss), the age spots on my face are disappearing. I look at least 5 years younger.

35 posted on 05/20/2011 10:27:22 AM PDT by TheWriterTX (Buy Ammo Often)
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To: MamaB

My friend swore by Lyrica; said it took a couple or three days to “kick in,” but, after that, it was smooth sailing.


36 posted on 05/20/2011 10:35:04 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (e)
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To: vanilla swirl
Have her do the spit test. It's free, and the details are on-line at www.aquaflorainc.com. If she has Candidas, it will definitely exacerbate any other symptoms she may be experiencing. Even a relatively "healthy diet" will feed the candidas (fruits, certain nuts, etc.).

Good luck! It's a horrible condition to deal with.

37 posted on 05/20/2011 10:35:55 AM PDT by TheWriterTX (Buy Ammo Often)
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To: Jack Hammer
Dear Jack:

Fibro is typically a collection of symptoms, including:

Chronic pain, chronic fatigue, digestion problems, headaches, sensitivity to smells, sleeping for hours but feeling unrested, etc.

Doctors believe that Fibro is caused by a failure to reach full REM. The other symptoms pop up because of chronic sleep depravation.

I was diagnosed with Fibro last year. Lyrica turned me into a drooling zombie.

Went to a different doctor and was diagnosed with Systemic Candidas. Changed my diet, took some herbal medication, and 9 years of progressively worsening agony disappeared in 3 days. Candidas and Fibro share a lot of the same symptoms, so it's possible she may have Candidas, instead. Worth checking out first.

38 posted on 05/20/2011 10:47:09 AM PDT by TheWriterTX (Buy Ammo Often)
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To: amihow

I worked with Quackwatch back about 13 years ago or so.

Dr. Barrett’s daughter, Deborah, has Fibromyalgia. Her treatment program boils down to aerobic exercise, massage therapy, pain relief and stress management.

http://www.quackwatch.com/03HealthPromotion/fibromyalgia/index.html

As massage therapists, we see clients with Fibro and a related syndrome called Polymyalgia Rheumatica, for which there is a blood test.

The massage portion consists of finding the originating muscle spasms. They can be the result of a virus, an injury, overuse or prolonged stress and often, a combination of all of the above. A certified Neuromuscular Massage Therapist can, over a few weeks or months, relieve the spasms in various muscle groups until they reach the core trigger points. This modality is based on Western musculo-skeletal anatomy and can be reproduced. It has been studied down to the cellular level by David C. Simons, M.D.

Our protocol is to start with one hour sessions a few days apart and work to 30-minute sessions a week apart and then lengthen the time between the 30-minute sessions as long as possible. Often, clients notice they have a certain periodic flare-up of symptoms over a given time period and will make their appointments to coincide with that.

The aerobic portion can be a simple treadmill. The theory is that, while there is a specific muscular cause and a specific region that was initially affected, the resultant disability causes the client to avoid exercise, with a resultant lack of oxygen to the tissues. The walking can alleviate that. Swimming in a warm therapy pool can also help a lot. The body is off gravity, the exercise is aerobic and the water passing along the muscles is soothing. Hot tubs are also helpful. Many hospitals have these available on doctor prescription, sometimes combined with a PT or exercise session. Becoming aware of the ergonomics involved in the client’s work or daily life can also be beneficial, especially if there is an overuse component to the symptoms.

There are attention-getters with every sort of dysfunction imaginable. Because there is no hard and fast test or one shot cure for Fibro, the people who have it get labeled and then they get defensive, which is understandable. That is a self-perpetuating cycle.

Modern scientific medicine is a marvel for many conditions. Some forms of *alternative* (alternative to what?) treatment also work sometimes for some people with some conditions. It is also called *complementary* treatment and is often found in Wellness programs and will be under the oversight of an MD. I know that when we consult with our referring physicians, they will tell us to just keep on doing what we are doing, since they are seeing positive results in their patients. When the complementary work is overseen by a physician and takes place in a clinical setting, many insurance policies will allow some payment or reimbursement.

As we all know, many forms of scientific treatment do not always work for everyone, either. I have seen Fibro clients improve and be able to manage their symptoms over time to the point where they no longer feel they have the syndrome.


39 posted on 05/20/2011 11:23:07 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: driftdiver

People don’t realize Modern Medicine DOES have a philosophy, it is called “Brushfire Philosophy”, which goes “If it’s hot, cool it down, if it’s in, cut it out”. Which is great in trauma situations, but has nothing to do with true health.


40 posted on 05/20/2011 11:50:05 AM PDT by bigjoesaddle ("Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged". - Reagan)
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To: fishtank

From what my Dr has told me there is no test for FM. It is a process of what it is not nd if they can’t find anythign wrong with you it is called FM. She said that they used to call them hypochondriacs but now that everyone sues so they medicate them now and try to manage their every expanding complants. She also told me that if they really had to dal with diease like her patients do they would not know what to do. She specializes in treatment of type 1 diabetes. I don’t know but this is what she said and considering that 98% of those with FM also report childhood abuse....it does make you wonder.


41 posted on 05/20/2011 11:57:02 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: TheWriterTX

Thanks for the very valuable info; I’ll check around.


42 posted on 05/20/2011 12:25:15 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (e)
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To: driftdiver
I know quite a few women in our area who have been diagnosed with the same thing. None of them are on the number of meds she is. My sister may or may not have fibromyalgia. My point is that I believe she is addicted to the pain meds and she is also able to "use" it for sympathy and attention.

Example: A bunch of us were invited to her house for dinner. She was supposedly in so much pain that my mom had to cook the entire meal and bring it to her house. Mom played hostess and waited on everyone hand and foot because my sister was in way too much pain. She sat in a chair and "flinched" every time she moved. Oh the sympathy she got. However, a few hours later, her husband came home with a brand new dirt bike. Suddenly she was pain-free and well enough to ride it all over the place...

43 posted on 05/20/2011 12:31:55 PM PDT by ninergold3 (Let Go and Let God - He IS In Control)
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To: ninergold3

Its possible I guess.


44 posted on 05/20/2011 12:37:05 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Believe me - I don’t discount fibromyalgia. One of my friends has flare-ups so painful that she can barely wear clothes. It’s heartbreaking to watch.


45 posted on 05/20/2011 12:45:39 PM PDT by ninergold3 (Let Go and Let God - He IS In Control)
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To: Jack Hammer

My doctor put me on that for a few months but could not take it. Can not remember why. I am very odd about meds and how I react to it. For instance, I can not take some pain pills. They give me severe headaches. I can not take anything with ibuprofen for the same reason. I am really under a whole lot of stress right now and my body is reacting to it. Told a friend that I needed to get away from everything for a few weeks but knowing me, I would just take the stress with me. : (


46 posted on 05/20/2011 6:54:35 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: chris_bdba

I have had fibro for many years and believe me, there was never any child abuse in my case. Some so called doctors should never be anywhere near patients. I know that for a fact. Hubby died because the stupid oncologist said he did not have anything related to cancer. Yeah, very funny since he died 3 months later from liver cancer. We should have sued that nut. How many other families went through what we did because of his stupidity. Even my family dr said we should have. Daughter died 2 years before him because the drs would not listen to her and us. We are fed up with doctors who should never be allowed anywhere near patients. Don’t get me started. When any of us have any unusual symptoms, I start doing research.


47 posted on 05/20/2011 7:15:46 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: MamaB

My Dr is very good and I am a 40 year type 1 diabetic. She knows what she is talking about and is a specialist. I trust her with my life literally.


48 posted on 05/20/2011 9:48:43 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: MayflowerMadam

I have it. I hate it. I refuse to let it stop me.

It just means I have to get creative sometimes, because it does hurt. At it’s worst it can feel like I’m being beaten by a gang armed with crowbars. But other days it’s mild enough that I can almost forget that it’s there.


49 posted on 05/20/2011 10:18:27 PM PDT by Ellendra (Remember the Battle of Athens, Tennessee: Aug. 2, 1946)
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To: TheWriterTX

Thanks for the tips. She suffers terribly with FM. I have told her about probiotics before but not sure if she ever really gave them a shot.


50 posted on 05/21/2011 6:27:16 AM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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