Sounds like you are feeling a lot better, and quickly too. That must be great! Just wondering, how did you hear about the Super Cissus? I googled it and it came up in correlation with body building. I can see, from the outline, how it would help arthritis and possibly fibro., but just wondered who recommended it to you, or how you came to try it for fibro?
Thanks. I always like to learn about natural products that are helping others.
i have found glucosamine and chondroitin very good when combined adn arnica oil, I use one called athro bath oil, in the bath, is soooo relieveing.
Has anyone heard of 5htp, it's some kind of supplement good for muscles but i haven't sourced it in ireland yet.
Also, capsules if you can as tablet form is too hard for some fibromites to digest.
Hey NM - Oh you are not stupid. Just sucks that you fell, but not your fault. You'll be better soon again.
For the liver cleanse, I have been taking chinese bitters that I get from the sensiblehealth web-site. And then I also took gold coin grass which softens gall stones. Then I did a gall bladder flush, - olive oil and lemon juice - it's outlined on their web-site. And a liver freindly diet. I e-mailed them a gazillion times as I wanted to make sure this was something my body would handle well etc. After I did the gall bladder flush, a lot of the upper body pain went away, the soles of my feet stopped hurting, my energy was better. The liver cleanse worked to get rid of brain fog (unless I go on a sugar fest...which sometimes does occur!) These things also resulted in much improved sleep.
They say to take 1/4 tsp. of the liver cleanse and work up to 1 tsp. a day. I am so sensitive to these things, I had to start with one drop every 2-3 days! Then just stayed at 1/4 tsp. The thing is the liver cleanse will help the liver detoxify, so like any cleanse you want to go nice and slow so your body doesnt' get overwhelmed by all the backed up toxins the body is clearing out.
I also stick to a moderate version of the candida diet and this keeps my pain levels down also.
Take good care of yourself.
I am very glad these altenative meds are helping you but as Sherrine said, you should always check with your doctor before mixing them with other medications. Just because these things come from plants does not mean they do not have side effects. Opium comes from a plant. I tested postive for this once because I ate a salad with poppy seed dressing. Some herbal teas are loaded with ephedrine...especially the ones that are sold on the internet for losing weight. St. John's Wort can cause headaches similar to migraines for some people. I am not saying that alternatives should not be considered...just mentioned to your physican before using them. Milk Thistle made my brother so sick he had to be hospitalized.
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Hi...Sherrine is not right 'in a way'...she is right period. So many of us are on medications for other disorders that can interact with herbal supplements and vitamins. More than 400IU's of vitamin E can raise blood pressure significantly. Kava Kava, taken as a 'natural' supplement for anxiety and depression can cause skin lesions, mania, heart irregularities and many other things including liver damage if the stems are ground up in the mixture. There is a sign in our local health food store in the herbal supplement section. It reads "We're safe, we're natural...we're plants'.
Many narcotics are derived from plants as are other prescsription drugs. It is just wise to not start a regime of herbs without checing with your doctor to make sure they will not interact...that's all I am saying.
Manymembers...sadly my brother died two years ago from Hep C. He took a cocktail of saw palmetto, mik thistle and several other herbs in a last ditch attempt to help his condition. The milk thistle did not kill him but his liver could not filter out the toxins and he blew up like the Michelin Man.