Most of what I know about fibromyalgia is from what I’ve lived through since I was a little girl and didn’t understand why everyone else had so much more fun playing than I did. All I wanted to do was sit. All the time. THEN I found a book that filled in all the blanks and showed me WHY I felt that way all my life and that there was something I could do to reverse it! The Guaifenesin Protocol is what I’m talking about. And no, it’s not just about taking a pill, you must do the whole protocol for it to actually work!
And YES! The Guaifenesin Protocol really works for Fibromyalgia!!
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OK, so I agree that the paper I posted on Fibromyalgia is a bit to chew on, so I will attempt to explain here in short what it is, and PLEASE correct me if you see anything wrong on here! All the information I share will be in light of my own life experiences with Fibromyalgia and what I have learned from Dr St Amand’s book, ‘What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibromyalgia’
People are BORN with Fibromyalgia, but for most people, the symptoms don’t kick your butt till later in life usually. You can have small things like ‘growing pains’, or bladder issues, or ‘prone to illness.’ And just live with it, and not know that there is possibly something else going on. Notice I said POSSIBLY! Not everything is Fibromyalgia! 🙂
Basically, there is trouble with our Kidneys. Dr St Amand believes (after 50 years of study and thousands of patients) that our kidneys have a genetic defect and don’t eliminate phosphate from our bodies, so the body compensates by storing it all over the body, creating tender points, bumps, lumps and many other issues! Please refer to the paper mentioned earlier for the more exhaustive list of symptoms or click here 🙂 Some of the most prevalent symptoms I have seen are these: Irritable Bowel Syndrome complaints, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic bladder and yeast infection complaints, back, neck, sciatica, shoulder pain, post-nasal drip, sinus and nasal issues, sore feet, ankles, knees… the list goes ON and ON!
The only thing that works well to make the kidneys work as they should is pure Guaifenesin. But not only that! Before you run all over the internet searching Guaifenesin and reading ANCIENT papers on the studies done back in the 70’s, please hear me out! There is something that BLOCKS Guaifenesin from working, and they didn’t know about that when alot of those papers and studies were done. Thankfully, Dr St Amand has kept at it, determined to help his patients (and himself!) get well, not just cover symptoms with heavier, more addictive pain meds.
Salicylates are the culprit that keeps the Guaifenesin from working. Salicylates are in SO much of our foods and beauty products. We HAVE to have Salicylates in our foods to function properly! They are herbs, veggies, fruits, natural stuff like Mint and Aloe. But ON YOUR SKIN, and eaten in CONCENTRATED amounts, Salicylates block the Guaifenesin from working! So, minty toothpaste is out, aloe-infused shampoos, body washes and razors are out. Anything like, grapeseed oil, grapefruit extract, etc is out. Suddenly, I have become an expert on ingredients in my products! It is frustrating, let me tell you! I got so frustrated, I started to make my own creations! haha! Check out my post on How To find your own Salicyalte Free Products. A helpful list that I was given of the common cosmetic Ingredients that are Salicylate Free was given to me and I am sharing it with you, Hope it helps! 🙂 and one more link that is new and I LOVE is this database on salicylates, all you have to do is put in your ingredients and it will tell you if they are salicylate free or not! 🙂
Guaifenesin gets your kidneys to start getting rid of the phosphate that is stored all over, and at first, it comes out of your blood stream, which makes you feel GOOD! Then it starts to come OUT of the lumps, bumps and painful spots and it HURTS all over again! Thankfully, it goes out of the body about 6 times faster then going in! 😀 for some, (like me) it takes a couple years before you start to see a consistent positive change, for others, within a few months it’s better and then just keeps getting better. Your initial investment is going to hurt a BIT more than right now. It’s supposed to be an TOLERABLE increase in symptoms. They say how you would feel in 5 years WITHOUT Guaifenesin, is how you feel when you take Guaifenesin, for the first little while anyways. So, just get it over with right now and start getting your life back!! 😀
If you are interested in knowing more about this disease, go to Fibromyalgia Treatment Center, and/or get the book ‘What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibromyalgia’ and/or contact me! I am happy to help any way I can. If you are in the BC/AB Canada area and would like a support group, definitely contact me and I can set you up in my group or another one in AB if you are closer to Edmonton. There IS hope, there IS a possibility for wellness!
NEW info! 🙂 Dr Melissa Congdon gives a longer more detailed explanation of fibromyalgia and the Guaifenesin Protocol in a video interview for 33 minutes. Here’s the link to her YouTube video: http://youtu.be/M6bpe6vKzpM
Check out these links for more helpful info:
- Getting Started with the Guaifenesin Protocol: step-by-step instruction.
- friendly Facebook Support group for Guaifenesin Protocol
- paper written by Dr St Amand for the regular lay person.on what Fibromyalgia is and does.
- paper written by Dr St Amand for doctors and medical professionals.
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) of the Protocol and Salicylates
- My Fibromyalgia Story
- Symptom Journal
- What are Salicylates?
- HOW TO find Salicylate free products
- Salicylate Free Products (a work in progress!)
- What is Hypoglycemia? by Dr St Amand
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