Guaifenesin for fibro/acid reflux

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Lisers1
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   Posted 2/24/2010 12:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Is anyone taking the supplement Guaifenesin for their fibromyalgia and if so does it make acid reflux worse? I have been on it since this last Aug. and am feeling great regarding my pain but the acid reflux got severe in Dec.

If you have never heard of Guaifenesin for fibromyalgia, I highly recommend you get the book What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Fibromyalgia by R. Paul St. Amand, M.D. and Claudia Craig Marek. You CANNOT just take the supplement because there are a lot of products you can't use because they will block the Guaifenesin from working. You have to read the book for all the protocols,etc.

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   Posted 2/24/2010 2:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I myself read the book. I was so excited about it, but got so disappointed at the end when I read all of the stuff that you have to avoid. Everything that is a salicalite. Which is in almost everything!!! But I have noticed if I take musinex, that my muscles feel a lot better.

Thanks for the post Lisers. And welcome to the forum. You have come to a good place full of many wonderful members.

I do believe in the quai diet, but it is nearly impossible to stay away from the things that interfere with the guaifenisen. I hope that it is working for you. You are very brave and dedicated to do this diet.

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Lisers1
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   Posted 2/24/2010 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Karen,

It was overwhelming to me at first too about avoiding using products that have salicylates but the following site lists all products that you can use . Some products are almost impossible to find without salicylates, like lip sticks, facial cleansers and makeup. I basically gave up makeup because it is so hard to find anything you can wear and what I did find is rather expensive. I switched products slowly as I ran out and then when I had all the salicylate free products I started the Guaifenesin. I am not sure what you are referring to when your wrote "the quai diet". Guaifenesin doesn't really limit your diet, other than like no wheat grass, Alvera juice and maybe a few others.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

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   Posted 2/24/2010 8:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Lisers,

By the guai diet, I am just refering to the things that we can't have. They even mentioned toothpaste with mint in it. I don't wear make up so I don't have to worry about not having salisylates, I could never spell that word. But it is nice to know that there is somebody out there that could help me with that. Thank you. What form of guaifenisen do you use? I use to take ephedra with that in it. But you can't get it anymore, I see about the only thing available for me would be the musinex. Unless there is a generic type of guai. Or off brand, or something. I did notice that my muscles felt a lot better when I was taking musinex last year for what turned out to be bronchitis.

I hope that you had a good day today and felt energetic. The sun was out here so it was a beautiful 32 degrees. But not complaining, it could be 30 below. Take care, keep posting.

Hugs, Karen
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Lisers1
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   Posted 2/25/2010 10:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Karen,

Sorry didn't know I couldn't post other web sites. The kind of guainfenesin you need to take is in very high doses in pill form and is only sold through mail order health companies. The guainfenesin that is in cough suppressants isn't any where near the dose that will really have any great effect on the fibro.

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   Posted 2/25/2010 11:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the info Liser. I will check this out.

Best wishes to you.

Hugs, Karen
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Jeannie143
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   Posted 2/26/2010 10:21 AM (GMT -7)   
The guaifenesin protocol was debunked (in 2006, I think) after it was proven in a double blind placebo study that the results were no better than placebo in pain relief. Because of the negative results Dr. St. Armand did not publish his findings in any of the medical journals. He is still selling books stating that this protocol works... (sigh!) and still making money on those books.

Even after the study showed that guaifenesin performed no better than a placebo, and the blood/urine tests revealed that it could not possibly work as suggested by Paul St. Amand, M.D., the guaifenesin controversy is still alive. If you think it helps you, carry on. The mind is a mysterious organ and even placebos have their place in treatment.
~ Jeannie

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