FAQ: Do Blocking tests work?

Salicylates on the Guaifenesin Protocol to treat FibromyalgiaIf you are not progressing as you should on the Guaifenesin protocol to treat your fibromyalgia, you might want to try a blocking test!

What this does is to test if you are blocking on Salicylates somewhere so you can cut it out and get back to clearing again! 🙂

Blocking tests are not totally accurate, especially if you are still in the beginning stages of finding your clearing dose and beginning to clear. It takes a while to know what clearing feels like to be able to tell the difference when you’re blocking. So your first year on the protocol, this test won’t really help you. It also won’t help you if you are far along in your clearing so that you wouldn’t get an increase in symptoms because you barely have any clearing left to do. 🙂

First, try to see if you can find any salicylates hidden in your products. You can cut back to the bare minimum first, then slowly add in makeup, etc, one at a time every few days. Make sure to keep a detailed symptom journal during this time to see if there’s any changes.

Claudia Merek, Co-author with Dr St Amand of “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibromyalgia.” gives a detailed step-by-step guide on blocking tests on her website.

I have a couple posts on blocking: what it is, what it feels like, and blocking parties. Check those out for more info too!

Quote by KL:

So now I will go home and do a “blocking test.” I will use every product I currently use for 2 days then I will double my dose of Guai for two days (gulp). If I don’t get slammed with clear symptoms this is most likely a blocking thing. If I do get slammed then I am not blocking.

Easy peasy? Yep, I know! Try to find a mapper if you are concerned that you are not clearing. This is your health we’re talking about, and SO worth every penny! Find a support group to help walk you through this and look at your products with you too! And hang in there, don’t give up! This protocol WORKS if you do it right! <3

 

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I'm a bit of a health nut and not ashamed of it! God, family and Missions are huge passions and driving forces in my life. I have had fibromyalgia for most of my life and am in the process of a treatment that is gonna give me my life back! Join me in my journey to wellness, make some new friends and maybe encourage someone else along the way!
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One Response to FAQ: Do Blocking tests work?

  1. Sally McCully says:

    Christine, I am pretty sure I could have a slow block ,so I have decided to not use any shea butter, BHT or Behenic acid or andy hydrogenated castor oil in any makeup. I was using Cover Girl w SPF as I live in Hawaii. i am a sensitive blocker I guess. I am ready for a trip and have no liquid makeup that is safe. I am 65 and need moisture when on mainland but not here.. so I usually have 2 types..all with SPF with Zinc and titanium dioxide of course no sals…I have no time to mail order..Department or drugstore.. HELP sally McCully

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