okay, so not such a good morning.. but, I am trying...
I'm just wondering how many of you have tried the holistic, all natural supplement route to controlling your FM symptoms? I have been reading some of the posts and besides the malic acid/magnesium, which I do take and have been for a very long time, I don't see much in the way of supplements being taken by fibromites.
I just began this new chapter in my quest to overcome fibro, about a year ago, when I went to see an M.D. that also practices chinese medicines. She told me that I MUST stop eating cane sugar, coffee, including decaf, and gluten, which for me, was my basic diet...seemed like everything had either gluten or cane sugar in it. Well, I finally managed to do it and have been successful at staying away from it...okay, every once in a while, I do cheat, but boy, do I feel it. I have noticed the burning fibro pain, which I use to get in my shoulders, neck and legs, is WAY improved, not gone, but much better. It has also helped the fibro fog, again, to a degree, not gone, but better.
Since then, I bought a book by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD "From Fatigue to Fantastic" and he goes over a protocol he has used on 1,000's of patients with FM, he runs clinics across the US just for people with FM and CFS and in his book, he lists exactly what to do. I am not a wealthy woman and I was finding some of these supplements to be costly, but then I found www.iherb.com, which I found to have so much and their prices are really good.
Well, I'll stop talking about me...I really would like to know if anyone out there is taking supplements and which ones are helping? My main goal is to get off some of the medications I am on. No, I don't plan to get rid of my pain pills, at least not for now...they allow me to function
Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, microdiskectomy C5/C6, bulging disks L3/L4, compressed nerve L5/S1, disc compression L5/S1, IBS, hypothyroidism (now FINALLY well controlled)