Post Edited (zola) : 6/21/2007 8:23:24 PM (GMT-6)
These centers are as good as their Doctors. Some centers are (dangerously) bad and some are good - depending on the Dr. I was overdosed on hormones that I didn't need and my twin sister was overdosed on T3 to the level where her heart was beating so hard she could have had a heart attack. She was never retested for her T3 levels in the 8 months she was at the FFC. When she was tested by her new Dr. she was three times over the normal range.
This same center misdiagnosed three different people that had Lyme Disease (even with positive Lyme tests) and they claim to be experts with Lyme.
The one in my state is very dangerous but I know of many people who do well in the other centers. If you find a good one shop for their supplements on line as they are much cheaper.
These centers have helped some people but they did not help me. They do not accept insurance and they are very expensive. I spent $12,000 in 9 months and was sicker when I left then before I started. They prescribe lots of supplements and hormones. They overdosed me on Thyroid T3. I was constantly sweating, nervous, losing tons of weight, heart pounding, fast heart rate etc and they just kept increasing the T3 without checking my blood levels.
Also I kept asking for a lyme test because my sister has lyme but they refused to give me one. So I finally switched drs. THe new doctor told me I was lucky I didn't have a stroke or heart attack because of the T3. And I do have lyme disease. So now I am on abx and am recovering from lyme disease.
I feel so much better now!!! The clinic not only made me sicker, but I spent my family's savings trying to get well. My new dr takes insurance and is much cheaper. There have been many others in the state I live in who have been misdiagnosed at the FFC center I went to. But I do know that some centers in other states seem to be much better because they have better doctors. But be prepared to spend a lot of money!!!!
I found that a Rheumatalogy Doctor was the way to go. They deal every day with problems related to immune supression. Any of the problems from arthritis to neutropenia are tended to by Rheumatoid Doctors. Yes, the treatments used may take some changing of medication until you find the one that works the best with your body. But, when you do, the relief is wonderful and the Fibromyliga can go into remission. Yes, then there are flare-ups, but they are usually caused by stress, depression, not getting enough sleep or can be due to proper diet. Ask your family care physician about Alltess Testing for Food Allergies or rotation diets. They make alot of difference. Sometimes the Rotation Diets can be boring, However; when you see how much better you feel, it is worth spending the time in the grocery and learning what trigger foods can due.
Hope this can help. BnThereDnThat
Post Edited (zola) : 10/24/2007 1:17:42 PM (GMT-6)