Fibromyalgia is a widespread musculoskeletal pain and fatigue disorder for which the cause is unknown. My many years of practice experience have indicated to me that Candida, Mycoplasma, Epstein-Barr, heavy metal toxicity and leaky gut syndrome all contribute to the discomforts of this disorder. Fibromyalgia means pain in the fibrous tissues of the body. The pain comes from the connective tissues, such as muscles and tendons and ligaments. Fibromyalgia does not involve the joints as does rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Most patients with fibromyalgia say they ache all over. The muscles may feel like they have been pulled or overworked. Sometimes the muscles twitch and at times they burn. More women than men are afflicted with fibromyalgia, but it occurs in people of all ages.
Chronic fatigue syndrome has almost identical symptoms to fibromyalgia, overwhelming tiredness, insomnia, depression and lack of concentration. Fibromyalgia patients suffer with more muscle and connective tissue problems.
Traditional Medical Approach
My patients discover that they are almost always referred to psychiatrists and placed on antidepressants, pain medications, and sleeping pills.
My Alternative / Homeopathic Medicine Approach
Look for the cause! Check for Epstein-Barr virus, Mycoplasma and other pathological viruses and bacteria. Look for heavy metal poisoning.
Exercise and Diet
Of course exercise and diet help fibromyalgia. The exercise helps sleep and decreases anxiety and fibromyalgia pain. I realize how difficult it is for a fibromyalgia patient to exercise and one of my goals is to help you to get into the proper exercise program.
Calcium and Phosphorus Imbalance
Muscle spasms can occur with phosphorus and calcium imbalances. Lab testing can sometimes explain this imbalance. The very safe over-the-counter medication Guaifenesin can purge excess phosphate from muscles and other tissues.
Check Hormone Balance
Often hormones are imbalanced. Low DHEA levels have been found in many patients with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. I can write prescriptions for bio-identical hormones to balance your hormones. Sanum therapies are natural therapies imported from Germany. I have used these protocols, medications and supplements to help patients with this problem.
Intravenous infusions are a powerful intervention. I have used this treatment with excellent results over the years for joint and muscle problems. I recommend multiple infusions as needed.