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   Posted 10/24/2009 5:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone have a positive experience to share about using a hypntherapy cd to deal with the pain of fibromyalgia.I have been using one by a well known hypnotherapist for some weeks now and still cannot control the pain as promised.Maybe I am not a good subject or maybe this sort of thing just doesn't help-period.Regards,Fred.

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   Posted 10/25/2009 7:28 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Fred...my husband is a certified clinical/ medical hypnotherapist and to be honest with you it hasn't really worked with me.  Maybe it's just because I'm not comfortable having him hypnotize me, but he has helped others with pain issues.  I think the process of relaxing your muscles is what is supposed to reduce your pain levels.

Good luck and I hope after practice, it will work for you.


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   Posted 10/25/2009 11:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Fred!

I sure wish this would work for you. All I have to offer is my opinion since I have no experience. I would think everyone is very different when it comes to hypnosis and being a good candidate for it. It also seems to me that you may have to be face-to-face with the person doing it, at least I would. Plus, if you are doubtful then maybe it won't work. Just thoughts I have about it.

I did a little searching on the internet to see what I could find. about 99% of the sites are people selling something but I did find some clinical trials.

From what I read in clinical trials hypnosis can be effective in reducing pain. But also a portion of the subjects in some trials were offered relaxation training. In the end there was no significant difference in pain relief between these two groups. For anyone who has gone through natural childbirth they are familiar with 'relaxation training' which also has you focus on something specific other than the pain. There's a lot to consider when you are thinking about using hypnosis but one thing that was strongly suggested. Always talk to your doctor so you understand what is involved. That makes sense to me.

What about trying something along the line of 'mood tapes' or 'white noise'. Something that helps relax you so you can sleep more easily and possibly more peacefully. Sounds like it might help the pain. Wouldn't hurt to try.

Good luck and keep us posted!
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   Posted 10/26/2009 3:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I never used Hynosis to control pain, but I tried it to help me quit smoking. It didn't work for me. You may have better success than me though. I think just like anything else it depends on the individual, and your mind set. I hope it works for you. Keep us posted.

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