Guaifenesin Protocol

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!!

Listen to my audio file of this! Just click here.Β 


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! πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚ 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.Β 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! πŸ™‚ 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! πŸ™‚

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! πŸ˜€ 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!! πŸ˜€

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! πŸ™‚ 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:

Or you can watch her full video presentation at the Fibromyalgia Hawaii Summit 2015. Thanks to for sharing this awesome info with the world! πŸ™‚

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115 Responses to Guaifenesin Protocol

  1. Sarahi Lopez-Rodway says:

    Thank you for all this information! ❀️

  2. Lisa says:

    Hi Christine, I’ve left comments before and wanted to give you an update since I received my Great Plains lab organic acid test this week and the glycolic oxalate metabolite was high; 178 and the range is 16-117 which indicates genetic hyperoxaluria type 1. It’s interesting since Dr. St. Amand found β€œGuaifenesin was found to increase phosphate excretion by 60%, oxalate excretion by 30% and calcium excretion by 30%.” I gratefully started using guaifenesin in 2001 and know it’s helped a lot but accept the possibility I may always have health challenges due to other issues such as lead poisoning, years of smoking, menopause, osteoporosis (19% spine loss in 9 years now at -3.1), etc. I was on Prozac for about 10 years and my serotonin was .13 and should be more than 4.3 so have more of an explaination why I have motility issues. I have used homeopathy for many years and think epsom salt baths, oral emu oil pulling, using gentle, salicylate free CloSYS mouthrinse nightly, and the affordable HealthandMed Ionize me ultra foot bath with the 304 grade array are some of the many things that have also helped. This is my story again in case it can help you or anyone you know. I do all I can to try to help. Also, I wanted to make sure you know about this company who are developing products that may also help us. http://WWW.OXTHERA.COM/ABOUT-HYPEROXALURIA/ Thank-you so much for all of your help!

    • Christine says:

      Hi Lisa! Very interesting! Yes, fibromyalgia is not the only issue alot of us have, so it’s very important to make sure we have been diagnosed and that all our illnesses are being treated.i am glad to see that you are using things that do not block the guaifenesin! THere are alot of options out there that we can use even while on the protocol. THank you for sharing! <3

  3. Yvonne Trevino says:

    Hello, thank you for all your great information. I had a question I haven’t found the answer to yet. When cutting and touching fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs do I need to wear gloves. I usually cook with fresh herbs like mint and dill, do I have to cook them or do you thin it is OK to eat them raw as long as they don’t stay in my mouth for long. I have been using a vitamin B 12 spray to help me stay awake instead of caffeine it has fruit extracts, should I stop using that as well? I know to stay away from mints and cough drops that have salicylates, but I wasn’t sure if the B 12 would be okay. Let me know please. Thank you

    • Christine says:

      Hi Yvonne! πŸ™‚
      I have a post on this topic in my FAQ list too! But I get it, it’s a really long list πŸ™‚ You can always use the Search button on my site, and that will bring up answers to questions too.

      So, mint I suggest to always avoid at all cost. Simply because when I eat mint, the flavor stays in my mouth a long time, much like brushing my teeth. I don’t even cook with it or eat anything with mint in it either, I would just much rather be safe than sorry.

      As far as food prep, don’t worry about it unless you are making huge amounts, more than a normal serving. SO, when you are making jam or canning fruit or something, then definitely wear gloves. If you a making a giant salad, wear gloves. But if you are cutting up one onion for your soup, don’t worry about it! You can block from walking barefoot in grass.

      Salicylates are cumulative. SO, a little bit here and a little bit there, it adds up to too much that can tip you over the edge towards blocking. Just remember, normal food amounts, and don’t touch any sals if you can at all help it.

      I hope that helps! πŸ™‚

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