me and Fibromyalgia :) Dec 2011

I just wanted to share my story on my fibromyalgia 🙂

I have been told by so many throughout my life that I am LAZY. but I was FATIGUED. So, my mom and I tried all kinds of different herbal and ‘natural’ things that costs thousands of dollars a year. Then I moved out of home and had to pay for this stuff myself and couldn’t afford it all, so started seeing a Chiropractor, who helped a little with some of the pain. Then I got married and my sweet husband has again spent THOUSANDS each year trying anything to get me better. Each thing along the way helped for a little while. But inevitably, the pain and fatigue would come back, and be worse than before. 2 years ago I thought it was all because of Endometriosis, and after trying so many medications, pills and surgeries, I had to have a hysterectomy. I thought it was going to make everything better. And for about 8 months, it did improve things considerably… until things started to go down hill. I was walking about an hour or two a day, and feeling fine, and then slowly, I could only do 45 minutes, then 30 minutes, etc. Now I don’t have the energy to go for a walk at all. I begin to feel nauseous, light headed, get very flushed and dizzy and have to sit wherever it is that I am. I have sat on the road a few times, and then ended up in bed by the time I could get myself home. SO I started to see a Naturopath who promised all kinds of amazing results. And THOUSANDS of dollars later I did feel a little better for a few months. Couldn’t walk yet though!

I remember sitting beside my best friend and visiting with her sister in law. This lady has Fibro and was explaining a couple of things and I started to ask questions. She referred me to this protocol and the Fibromyalgia Treatment Center website. As I went through all the symptoms on there, I wanted to hope, but just couldn’t. My friend sat me down and told me this is the answer, this is what I have. I trust her completely, and so I made the appointment with a mapper in Edmonton. Sure enough, I have Fibro. It was the most emotional day I have had in so long! Just to know there is a name for what I have. That there is a medication that might work, and it all made so much sense when I read the book. The Doctor, St Amand has been researching and treating his fibro and thousands of fibro patients for some 40 years!! And people are reversing symptoms!!

I started on the Guaifenesin and the Protocol Sept 2011 (one month ago from writing this), and I will never look back! The first thing I noticed was that I could sleep through the night, then recently I have started to have an hour or 2 a day where I feel so much energy it’s amazing!!! I just RUN around getting as much done as I possibly can when i get those bursts. And you know the fun thing? I don’t have to pay for it later!!! YAY!!! I got re-mapped and found that 4 bumps are gone in my left thigh, and that would explain why I can sleep on my side again!!

Don’t get me wrong, this is a process, and I am going to be up and down for a long time, but now there is HOPE!!! each time I have some horrible pain, now I know it’s because some phosphate buildup is being pulled out, and that eventually that pain is never going to come back again! now I can endure pain with HOPE!!! I am so thankful to the Lord for this protocol, for Dr St Amand, Guaifenesin, and my support group. you all are such an encouragement to me! thank you thank you thank you!! 🙂

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Check out my post and video on: the protocol and Guaifenesin.
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About Christine

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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3 Responses to me and Fibromyalgia :) Dec 2011

  1. Michell says:

    The best experience with dortcos and personnel I have had was at the oral and dental health ward of a local hospital (I also went there to have wisdom teeth removed). Everyone was nice, seeking to comfort me and explain things very thorougly; specific, slow and clear enough that I could really get it despite being nervous which tends to mess with my language-understaning-ability. They didn’t mind that I was very anxious about the local anesthetic and the way my body reacts to it (anxiety disorder that among other things tends to focus on what is going on with my body) and just told me to say something and ask anything I like if I was worried about something (whether it was pain or anything else), and when I did they explained everything I mentioned very well, where usually dortcos and staff tend to get annoyed, exhasparated and very quickly tell me I’m imagining everything. They were also very good at what they do regarding the actual procedure, which was nice.Over here after this procedure, they give everyone the same painkillers to take home by default (not sure if they can adjust it according to your needs), and these are not over-the-counter. You get them at the desk in the hospotal, it’s paracetamol+codeine (not over the counter due to the codeine). They give you the prescription slip right after the procedure and you can pick them up on your way out of the hospital, so you can take one at home after the anesthetic wears off. When I took one, however, I felt very unwell, so after that I stuck to regular paracetamol, but I hardly had to take anything anyway. I have the luck of being hypo-sensitive to most pain-stuff going on in my mouth.

  2. borealis19 says:

    Dear Christine,
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful story of hope. I learned a lot from reading all your posts. I’m writing to ask a few questions about a very complex health problem that plagued my life for the last 22 years…At my freshman year at college, I experienced an extreme case of burnout that led to a host of other health problems (cognitive impairment / anxiety / depression / insomnia / poor appetite, and esp. DEBILITATING FATIGUE). After visiting 20+ doctors and specialists and wasting thousands of dollars, I was still left with more questions than answers…

    3 DAYS AGO, I went to the CVS pharmacy to fetch a medication for a stubborn cold accompanied by coughing, sneezing, a runny nose…I tried the OTC medication and felt strangely well…It was the state of uplifted mood and good energy that amazed me the most. For the record, that wasn’t placebo, because I’ve never heard before about “Guaifenesin” and anything related to Dr. St Amand protocol…To make a long story short, I did some research and bought Mucinex 600 mg to begin the protocol…I’m just learning now about all the food/product prohibitions that should be followed to a T in order to recover from this overwelming condition.

    My questions are the following: 1) are there any possible links between what they vaguely call burnout / mental exhaustion / adrenal fatigue and fibromyalgia? I didn’t personally experience the full range of symptoms associated with Fibromyalgia, but I had many including the chronic debilitating fatigue, headaches, inability to think clearly, and eventually total mental paralysis (can’t write anything! didn’t succeed in writing my thesis…)

    2) another related question is how do you manage to be so creative? Doesn’t all the research / writing / intellectual enagement tire you out? I wish you would comment on the intellectual/mental aspect of your illness before and after the protocol.


    • Christine says:

      Hi there! Is borealis a nick name? not sure what to call you! lol 🙂

      You have alot of questions here, it might be easier to answer them in an email, so we can chat back and forth a bit easier, I sometimes miss comments on here!! (obviously! lol)

      my email is

      Have you gotten the book by Dr ST Amand yet, that explains this whole thing? Called ‘What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibromyalgia’ It’s EXCELLENT! He’s been studying fibro for 30 years or so. He has fibro himself and has treated thousands of patients with it! You will find it SO encouraging to understand what’s been going on in your body with fibro and why you are so sick. I cried! lol 🙂

      OK, for quick answers: Yep, there’s totally a connection between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome symptoms and fibromyalgia! You’ll learn all about that in his book 🙂

      The mental, intellectual thing is something that comes and goes for me. I’m still young (sort of! haha) and it was getting worse, but I still had a day every now and then when my foggy brain cleared and I could do some online stuff. For me, this is my outlet, my hobby, it’s what gives me so much joy, so I make time for it! 🙂 Thank you for your kind words! I hope to hear from you soon!

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