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Fibromyalgia fact sheet

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia (fye-bro-mye-AL-ja) is a disorder that causes aches and pain all over the body. People with fibromyalgia also have “tender points” throughout their bodies. Tender points are specific places on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms, and legs that hurt when pressure is put on them.

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

In addition to pain, people with fibromyalgia could also have:

  • Cognitive and memory problems (sometimes called “fibro fog”)
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Morning stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Painful menstrual periods
  • Numbness or tingling of hands and feet
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Temperature sensitivity
  • Sensitivity to loud noises or bright lights

How common is fibromyalgia? Who is mainly affected?

Fibromyalgia affects as many as 5 million Americans ages 18 and older. Most people with fibromyalgia are women (about 80 – 90 percent). However, men and children also can have the disorder. Most people are diagnosed during middle age.

Fibromyalgia can occur by itself, but people with certain other diseases, such
as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other types of arthritis, may be more likely to who have it. Individuals have a close relative with fibromyalgia are more likely to develop it themselves.

What causes fibromyalgia?

The causes of fibromyalgia are not known. Researchers think a number of factors might be involved. Fibromyalgia can occur on its own, but has also been linked to:

  • Having a family history of fibromyalgia
  • Being exposed to stressful or traumatic events, such as
    • Car accidents
    • Injuries to the body caused by
      performing the same action over and over again (called “repetitive”
      injuries)
    • Infections or illnesses
    • Being sent to war

How is fibromyalgia diagnosed?

People with fibromyalgia often see many doctors before being diagnosed. One reason for this may be that pain and fatigue, the main symptoms of fibromyalgia, also are symptoms of many other conditions. Therefore, doctors often must rule out other possible causes of these symptoms before diagnosing fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia cannot be found by a lab test.

A doctor who knows about fibromyalgia, however, can make a diagnosis based upon two criteria:

  1. A history of widespread pain lasting more than 3 months. Pain must be present in both the right and left sides of the body as well as above and below the waist.
  2. Presence of tender points. The body has 18 sites that are possible tender points. For fibromyalgia diagnosis a person must have 11 or more tender points. For a point to be
    “tender,” the patient must feel pain when pressure is put on the site. People who have fibromyalgia may feel pain at other sites, too, but those 18 sites on the body are used for diagnosis.

Your doctor may try to rule out other causes of your pain and fatigue. Testing for some of these things may make sense to you. For instance, you may find it reasonable that your doctor wants to rule out rheumatoid arthritis, since that disease also causes pain. Testing for other conditions — such as lupus, multiple sclerosis, or sleep apnea — may make less lupus, sense to you. But fibromyalgia can mimic or even overlap many other conditions. Talk with your doctor. He or she can help you understand what each test is for and how each test is part of making a final diagnosis

How is fibromyalgia treated?

Fibromyalgia can be hard to treat. It’s important to find a doctor who has treated others with fibromyalgia. Many family doctors, general internists, or rheumatologists can treat fibromyalgia. Rheumatologists are doctors who treat arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints and soft tissues.

Treatment often requires a team approach. The team may include your doctor, a physical therapist, and possibly other health care providers. A pain or rheumatology clinic can be a good place to get treatment. Treatment for fibromyalgia may include the following:

  • Pain management. Three medicines have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat fibromyalgia. These are pregabalin (Lyrica), duloxetine (Cymbalta), and milnacipran (Savella). Other medications are being developed and may
    also receive FDA approval in the future. Your doctor may also suggest non-narcotic pain relievers, low-dose antidepressants, or other classes of medications that might help improve certain symptoms.
  • Sleep management. Getting the right amount of sleep at night may help improve your symptoms. Here are tips for good sleep:
    • Keep regular sleep habits. Try to get to bed at the same time and get up at the same time every day — even on weekends and vacations.
    • Avoid caffeine and alcohol in the late afternoon and evening.
    • Time your exercise. Regular daytime exercise can improve nighttime sleep. But avoid exercising within 3 hours of bedtime, which can be stimulating, keeping you awake.
    • Avoid daytime naps. Sleeping in the afternoon can interfere with nighttime sleep. If you feel you cannot get by without a nap, set an alarm for 1 hour. When it goes off, get up and start moving.
    • Reserve your bed for sleeping. Watching the late news, reading a suspense novel, or working on your laptop in bed can stimulate you, making it hard to sleep.
    • Keep your bedroom dark, quiet, and cool.
    • Avoid liquids and spicy meals before bed. Heartburn and late-night trips to the bathroom do not lead to good sleep.
    • Wind down before bed. Avoid working right up to bedtime. Do relaxing activities, such as listening to soft music or taking a warm bath, that get you ready to sleep. (A warm bath also may soothe aching muscles.)
  • Psychological support. Living with a chronic condition can be hard on you. If you have fibromyalgia, find a support group. Counseling sessions with a trained counselor may improve
    your understanding of your illness.
  • Other treatments. Complementary therapies may help you. Talk to your physician before trying any alternative treatments. These include:
    • Physical therapy
    • Massage
    • Myofascial release therapy
    • Water therapy
    • Light aerobics
    • Acupressure
    • Applying heat or cold
    • Acupuncture
    • Yoga
    • Relaxation exercises
    • Breathing techniques
    • Aromatherapy
    • Cognitive therapy
    • Biofeedback
    • Herbs
    • Nutritional supplements
    • Osteopathic or chiropractic manipulation

What can I do to try to feel better?

Besides taking medicine prescribed by your doctor, there are many things you can do to lessen the impact of fibromyalgia on your life. These include:

  • Getting enough sleep. Getting enough sleep and the right kind of sleep can help ease the pain and fatigue of fibromyalgia. Most adults need seven to eight hours of “restorative”
    sleep per night. Restorative sleep leaves you feeling well-rested and ready for your day to start when you wake up. It is hard for people with fibromyalgia to get a good night’s sleep. It is important to discuss any sleep problems with your doctor, who can recommend treatment for them.
  • Exercising. Although pain and fatigue may make exercise and daily activities difficult, it is
    crucial to be as physically active as possible. Research has repeatedly shown that regular exercise is one of the most effective treatments for fibromyalgia. People who have too much pain or fatigue to do hard exercise should just begin to move more and become more active in routine daily activities. Then they can begin with walking (or other gentle exercise) and
    build their endurance and intensity slowly.
  • Making changes at work. Most people with fibromyalgia continue to work, but they may have to make big changes to do so. For example, some people cut down the number of hours they work, switch to a less demanding job, or adapt a current job. If you face
    obstacles at work, such as an uncomfortable desk chair that leaves your back aching or difficulty lifting heavy boxes or files, your employer may make changes that will enable you to keep your job. An occupational therapist can help you design a more comfortable workstation or find more efficient and less painful ways to lift. A number of federal laws protect the rights of people with disabilities.
  • Eating well. Although some people with fibromyalgia report feeling better when they eat or avoid certain foods, no specific diet has been proven to influence fibromyalgia. Of course, it is important to have a healthy, balanced diet. Not only will proper nutrition give you more energy and make you generally feel better, it will also help you avoid other health problems.

Will fibromyalgia get better with time?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition, meaning it lasts a long time — possibly a lifetime. However, it may be comforting to know that fibromyalgia is not a progressive disease. It is never fatal, and it will not cause damage to the joints, muscles, or internal organs. In many people, the condition does improve over time.

What is the difference between fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue
syndrome?

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia are alike in many ways. In fact, it is not uncommon for a person to have both fibromyalgia and CFS. Some experts believe that fibromyalgia and CFS are in fact the same disorder, but expressed in slightly different ways. Both CFS and fibromyalgia have pain and fatigue as symptoms.

The main symptom of CFS is extreme tiredness. CFS often begins after having flu-like symptoms. But people with CFS do not have the tender points that people with fibromyalgia have. To be diagnosed with CFS, a person must have:

  1. Extreme fatigue for at least 6 months that cannot be explained by medical tests and
  2. At least 4 or more of the following symptoms:
    • Forgetting things or having a hard time focusing
    • Feeling tired even after sleeping
    • Muscle pain or aches
    • Pain or aches in joints without swelling or redness
    • Feeling discomfort or “out-of-sorts” for more than 24 hours after being active
    • Headaches of a new type, pattern, or strength
    • Tender lymph nodes in the neck or under the arm
    • Sore throat

What if I can’t work because of fibromyalgia?

Many experts in fibromyalgia do not suggest patients go on disability. These experts have found that if patients stop working, they:

  • Stop moving as much during the day
  • Lose contact with co-workers
  • Lose a “sense of purpose” in life

All of these things can make a patient feel more alone and depressed. These three things tend to make fibromyalgia symptoms worse. Deciding to go on disability is a hard choice that you should talk about with your doctor or nurse.

However, if you cannot work because of your fibromyalgia, contact the Social Security Administration for help with disability benefits. You may qualify for disability benefits through your employer or the Federal Government. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) are the largest Federal programs providing financial assistance to people with disabilities. Although the medical requirements for eligibility are the same under the two programs, the way they are funded is different. SSDI is paid by Social Security taxes, and those who qualify for assistance receive benefits based on how much they have paid into the system. SSI is funded by general tax revenues, and those who qualify receive payments based on financial need. For information about the SSDI and SSI programs, contact the Social Security Administration at
800-772-1213.

What research is being done on fibromyalgia?

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases sponsors research to help understand fibromyalgia and find better ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent it. Researchers are studying:

  • Why people with fibromyalgia feel a lot of pain
  • How exercise can help patients withfibromyalgia
  • Medicines and behavioral treatments

More information on fibromyalgia

For more information about fibromyalgia, call womenshealth.gov at 800-994-9662 (TDD:
888-220-5446) or contact the following organizations:

Information provided by the Womenshealth.gov

Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Fibromyalgia fact sheet was reviewed by:

Daniel Clauw, M.D. 

Director of the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center

University of Michigan

Content last updated June 29, 2010.

 

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Welcome to Natural Pain Relief For Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia could be one of the most misunderstood conditions which can add more health problems.

You can be treated with multiple medications to see if one might help. To me it is like putting a blindfold on with a room full of people, spinning you around and throw darts blindly to see if you can hit the dartboard.

I am just wondering how you can medicate something no one understands? How do we know if we aren’t making things worse?

I have been there, tried it all. You can take medication until your hair falls out but it won’t “cure” your Fibromyalgia. If it did, after all these years, all the drug trials, wouldn’t we be hearing about it on the news and wouldn’t we all be cured?

What you will find within this website is hope. I work on finding what will harm you so you can avoid it, what will help heal your body so you can work on improving your immunity and what news you need to be informed on so you can make your own informed choices.

A lot of it is probably considered controversial, I say it is just put on the back burner because big pharma can’t profit off of it. If they have used herbal treatments for thousands of years successfully, it’s good enough for me, I don’t need scientific proof. If I am hearing people are being healed of cancer, diabetes and many other diseases, it’s proof enough for me.

I have tried many medications and all of them have given me side effects. I have tried many, many herbs and never had any side effects. I am not telling you to quit your pills and take up herbs. It is all your own choice but if you have been through the pills and it didn’t work, you might want to follow
this website.

 

 

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  •   To relieve body pain from disease naturally.
  •   Natural and alternative treatments to relieve your pain without the toxic side effects of drugs.
  •   Visualization can keep your mind off your pain.
  •   To ease stress and stress-related problems.
  •   To renew your life so you can feel alive again.
  •   To find peace of mind.
  •   Water can relieve pain.
  •   To be your own detective to get to the root cause of your pain.
  •   To recognize contributing factors that could be causing more pain.
  •   Understanding illness so you can relieve, eliminate or start reversing it.
  •   To become aware of habits that might be causing you more pain.
  •   Replacing bad habits with good habits can eliminate pain and start reversing disease.
  •   Avoiding certain foods can eliminate pain, symptoms and reverse disease.
  •   Emotions can cause body pain.
  •   Attitudes can cause body pain.
  •   Beliefs can disable you.
  •   To find your “Happy Place”.

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I have so much to share with you on how to get on the winning side of Fibromyalgia.

I will share the steps I have endured to understanding “it”, the mysterious, misunderstood syndrome called Fibromyalgia that carries so much skepticism, stigma and disbelief.

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Chronic Pain Relief

There is so much advice out there about chronic pain but what really works?

Sufferers are so mislead by the media because there is such a big profit opportunity from people who are desperate to end their pain.

– Drug companies advertise on tv that their pill is the secret to living a great life as they list off their side effects that take up half the commercial time.

– Tylenol companies advertise that their pain pills “get you back to normal”.

Is that what the world has come to? We are normal if we are drugged up on prescription medications and pain meds?

We are so desperate to find relief we try this and that only to find that it isn’t
really working.

We have to put up with side effects such as:

– weight gain, head aches, stomach pain, swelling, constipation, diarrhea, decreased sexual desire or ability, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, increased sweating, loss of appetite, increased appetite, sore throat, tiredness, trouble sleeping, vomiting, weakness.

Then there are the more severe symptoms of:

– severe allergic reactions such as  rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing,
tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue, unusual
hoarseness, bizarre behaviour, bloody or black tarry stools, blurred vision,
confusion, dark urine, decreased concentration, decreased coordination,
fainting, fast or irregular heartbeat, fever or chills, hallucinations, memory
loss, mouth sores or ulcers, new or worsening mental or mood changes eg.
aggressiveness, agitation, anxiety, depression, hostility, impulsiveness,
irritability, panic attacks, restlessness, pale stools, red swollen, blistered
or peeling skin, ringing in the ears, seizures, severe or persistent dizziness
or headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, tiredness, weakness, trouble sleeping, sluggishness, stiff muscles, stomach pain, suicidal thoughts or attempts, tremors, trouble urinating, unusual bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness, vomitting that looks like coffee grounds, yellowing of the skin or eyes.

Then we have the unfortunate who experience

– heart attacks, strokes, kidney damage, liver damage, successful suicides, anaphylaxis shock and even death.

That is quite a list isn’t it? And all from these drugs that are going to help with your pain and change your life as you know it. Helping you with your pain. That list came mostly from the Cymbalta side effects list, one of the drugs of choice for Fibromyalgia.

I looked to the medical system for years and I experienced a long list of the above and a near death situation. If I didn’t have such a big will to live I wouldn’t be here. Well believe me, if you keep taking pills year after year you WILL develop stomach problems along with a wide array of new symptoms. It seems like you keep adding illnesses to your list of conditions and they keep adding pills for the symptoms which mostly come from the pills. It is like a domino effect that keeps you falling the wrong way, into a chronic pain syndrome instead of out of pain, you become weakened and more dependant on everyone.

There is another way and I am finding my way out of the deep dark hole of our current medical system that didn’t work for me. It was weakening my body to a point that I didn’t find much reason for living. Nothing worked, pills had me to a point that I couldn’t eat anything because it caused so much internal pain, I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t wake up, I was in a permanent brain fog and on and on. There was only one way to describe it, MISERY. I went for help and ended up getting more symptoms, more pain, more disbelief from sceptic doctors, more frustration and a lot of pills.

Now today is different. I am still in pain but I have learned how to deal with my it on such a positive level. My stomach is so much better, I have less symptoms, I can sleep better, the brain fog is gone, I know my triggers, I know how to deal with each symptom, I know when and what contributes to my pain and I feel alive instead of near death. That alone is worth it’s weight and gold. Before I dreaded living the rest of my life in the state I was in, now I feel there is a light and I am looking forward to being pain free one day. I look forward to having grandchildren one day and being able to be with them instead of them sitting in my wheelchair with me or lying in my death bed.

If you want to learn to live your life with your pain opposed to suffering your life away with pain, I invite you to sign up for my newsletter and follow my path to wellness. I want to help you help yourself out of a very hard life of the
chronic pain cycle. The answer isn’t in a pill bottle but in a wide array of
solutions. I can help!

Please read some of my articles that might help you and browse around the website. There is lots of information that will hopefully help you understand where some of your pain might be coming from.


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Fibromyalgia Suicides –
Could There Be a Link to Antidepressants Like Cymbalta and Lyrica?


Fibromyalgia Suicides


What a complicated and frustrating condition Fibromyalgia can be,  getting
diagnosed. There is so much constant, severe, unexplained pain with Fibro, it is
sometimes even hard for the sufferer to believe that someone could possibly be
in that much pain and  fatigue without a reason why.


It can be met with doubt and scepticism from doctors who believe it is in the
patients head which can be quite defeating for a patient who is seriously
suffering. 


The mystery of Fibro can cause a lot of emotional turmoil in a patients life.
The unknown is hard to deal with. When you don’t know what is causing your pain,
you can’t fix it which leads to a lot of frustration, you lose all hope.


There are multiple symptoms, fatigue, pain all over, muscle pain, tender points,
sleep difficulties, brain fog, digestive disorders to name a few. It is
miserable.


The list of symptoms seems to grow as we gain more awareness of Fibromyalgia.
When you experience the same symptoms and your life is disappearing as the years
go by. Nothing you have tried has made any difference in your condition and you
have no answers, it starts to play on your soul. 


This is why it is so important to have a good support system, someone who
understands and believes you are having pain. This type of support could be very
helpful for those who feel suicidal.


You have to believe that you will get through this, that there is a way to gain
your strength back and reduce some of the pain and discomfort. They are finding
more answers everyday.


Don’t go it alone, we all need help sometimes. Make sure you seek out the right
kind. You don’t want to find a group of depressed people to get you out of your
depression.


Finding a support group, a friend, a  family member, a therapist, an
inspirational group, dr, naturopath dr, homeopathic dr or a church can be a good
place to look for support. Whatever works within your beliefs. Watch a comedy
every night if that is what it takes. Remember, it is only temporary, whatever
it is, it will pass and you will get through it, actually, you did get through
it, you are here and you are alive.


I am wondering if Fibromyalgia
suicides could be linked to the use of antidepressants.
 Check
out these videos before you decide to use antidepressants drugs like Prozac.


I also checked the ask
a patient website and they are reporting feeling suicidal thoughts from Cymbalta.
 See
for yourself. Lyrica
users are reporting brain fog and suicidical thoughts
. Is the brain fog
from the medications? Mine seems to have cleared up since I went off all the
drugs. My mind is clearer now and I don’t feel like a walking zombie anymore
either.



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I am here to help you feel better and hopefully avoid some unnecessary heartache
and pain.


Feel free to leave a comment or an experience you


have had with Cymbalta or Lyrica. The more we talk


and share, the more people we can help. 



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Welcome to Natural Pain Relief For Fibromyalgia

Now that all the hustle and bustle of the holidays is over, the pain and fatigue sets in for people with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, cancer, arthritis or any other chronic pain. Over use and abuse of certain muscles, mental and physical stress and the wrong kinds of food will do it.

What we can do now is sit back and take a good look to identify the cause for the excess pain so we can avoid repeating it next year.

– get yourself a yearly planner

– plan to start shopping earlier, listen throughout the year for hints of what they like and put it in your planner.

– you can spread the financial burden of the big Christmas bill by buying a gift every month from now to next year and you can have it wrapped and tucked away for the big day.

– delegate some of the work that causes you the most pain

– when you start to experience pain, stop what you are doing and stretch the muscle that is overworked before it gets into a big ball of pain

– ice the sore muscle or injury

– exercise such as walking or dancing gets our blood and thyroid moving, it also works out a lot of kinks and pains. Go for it!

– hot showers work out a lot of pain and kick starts a sluggish thyroid

– epson salt baths helps ease pain as well as detoxifies

– plan healthier choices for food! I don’t believe we should eat foods that cause us pain or symptoms, then take a pill to settle the upset. Find foods that work with your body’s needs to what makes it feel good rather than feeling ill. Be brave, learn to resist it if it is going to leave you in pain! Is it really worth the suffereing?

Food is definitely my poison and I can experience severe pain and the strangest symptoms when I eat certain things.

The book one mans food is another mans poison is a really great book everyone should read to understand your blood type – food connection. It opened my eyes to relating what was going on in my body and mood to certain foods I was eating. It took me many years to learn that many of my symptoms were food related, others were mechanical and some from the weather itself. Who knew that the mucous I coughed up was from eating dairy? Or the tingling hands and feet were from the flour I ate. As a kid, I thought it was normal to have a headache and a stomach ache. Now I just removed certain foods and I don’t suffer anymore. If I only knew then, what I know now.

The head pain I now have is from the TMJ a dentist gave me from a botched implant. I could have taken Tylenol for the rest of my life and it would never correct the problem. I think more people should consider their teeth and jaw position when having headaches or head pain. I have severe pain in the joint just under my right ear and up the side of my head. My dentist is working to correct my jaw position and the pain is starting to subside. 

Learn what is causing your pain or symptom, if it is food, simply try to avoid it, if it is an activity, find another way, spread the activity out or get someone else to do it. We are all different and different foods cause different reactions in certain blood types. Get to know what ails you!

There are many other choices out there and we have found many wonderful foods to replace the old white flour, dairy, fried food and sugar diets. Try to make a change for the good this year! 

– the all popular chocolate can cause a plugged colon, very constipating to some people yet they will still eat it, then take laxatives for it not realizing that it is from the chocolate. Chocolate is good for you but not most you see at the stores, they are nothing more than loads of sugar, not so healthy! 

– dairy can cause pain and diarrhea

– flour can cause a host of symptoms you wouldn’t believe

– sugar can cause a plethora of health problems and a lot of sugar is genetically modified beet cane sugar now


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– chemicals in food like msg and aspartame can cause a lot of health problems


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– the weather is something out of our control. I can’t function in the rain, it leaves me weak and frail and in pain in all my joints. For those of you who have a lot of money and a lot of pain in the damp weather, the only thing I have found that offers some hope so far is farabloc clothing but I haven’t tried it. I think it would work though. 

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Sometimes the reason for pain is not so obvious though. For example, I never knew why I was in such severe pain for days after we traveled long distances in the truck. It was because every bump on the road was pounding the heck of my damaged coccyx. Also from having a twisted pelvis all the bouncing of the truck yanked away at the muscles around my hip and spine, so I could barely walk for days. The doctors just blamed it on the Fibromyalgia.  

I now have a pillow with the coccyx out of it or a long skinny pillow tucked under my right sits bone helps save me days of severe pain.  

I had so much pain throughout my body I couldn’t zero in on the cause of any one particular pain, so they labelled it all Fibromyalgia. It took me 20 years to finally get to the bottom of each pain and symptom! Once you understand it, you can better deal with it! Don’t ever give up to finding the exact reason for your pain. Being in the dark won’t help you regain your health, nor will never ending prescriptions. 

Getting to know your pain is half the battle! Once you learn to recognize the triggers that make it worse, you can try to avoid getting to that point where it becomes that agonizing, nauseating pain that is unbearable.

Aspirin is widely used for pain, it originated from white willow bark, salicin. We didn’t like the bitter taste so we synthesized it into a chemical mixture and called it aspirin. Most medications are discoveries from Mother Nature anyways, they just synthesize the healing properties and make it in a lab. Why not take the real thing? I don’t understand why we want to make everything into a chemical so we can profit, even at the expense of the planet and the people. We are making it a plastic world.

Why don’t we go back to Mother Nature and save the people and the planet? Be kind to your body and the planet this year!  

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Fibromyalgia muscle pain and fatigue can be overwhelming to the sufferer. No one understands how it can wear on a person especially when you look fine. Lets have a good look at what they say about Fibromyalgia muscle pain.

I don’t know about you but as a sufferer myself, I am confused to say the very least. I am told and also read conflicting information about whether there is inflammation or not with Fibromyalgia.

One doctor say yes, one says no

One specialist says yes, one says no

One Rheumatologist says yes, one says no

One medical journal say yes, one says no

One study says yes, one says no

Wonder why the patient gets confused?

My thought on this is that the studies or tests have been done by some Fibromyalgia patients who have inflammation or arthritic conditions as well as Fibromyalgia and other studies have been on people who do not have inflammation. Or could some of these sufferers really have aspartame or msg poisoning? Read article below about Fibromyalgia and aspartame.

I know I had a lot of pain that the rest of the women did not have at the Fibromyalgia support group I went to years ago. I had widespread pain, they only had pain within the 18 tender spots they use to diagnose Fibromyalgia. The inflammation in my body definitely goes with dietary choices as well as weather.

http://naturalpainreliefforfibromyalgia.com/188

 

Thousands are being diagnosed now with this illness called Fibromyalgia. It has either

become a catch all for cases they can’t explain or it is becoming an epidemic. That is

why I have been researching what illnesses are being misdiagnosed as Fibromyalgia,

so far I have uncovered a few, check out my article at:



http://naturalpainreliefforfibromyalgia.com/188

 

 

 

I was checking out the FDA website for something and I came across an article about the new drugs recently approved.

Lupron44

Eligard43

Lupron Depot45

Lupron Depot46

Viadur50

They were all approved on January 20, 2011. They are all made out of leuprolide acetate the same drug Lupron Depot that shut my body down in 2000, now they are bringing it out under different names. (see information on Lupron below).

I was looking through some old paperwork and came across a letter I had written about my experience with the prescription drug Lupron, leuprolide acetate. Here is my story I wrote just after taking Lupron in 2000, thank god we forget pain:

On January 2000, I went to my gynecologist. He diagnosed me with a cyst on my ovary. He said that the drug Lupron would shrink the cyst and I could avoid surgery. I asked about the side effects, he said it was only hot flashes and temporary menopause, but all goes away after the drug is done. He made it sound like a picnic. I thought that the drug was the way to go, sounded like no big deal and to avoid an operation again, why not? (I had my ovary removed surgically when I was 18 due to a cyst).

He gave me a 3 month dose Jan 13, 2000 or 11.25 mg of Lupron Depot in an injection form. Approximately 4 or 5 days later my skin started to crawl throughout my whole body, permanently day after day, creeping through my skin like waves of bugs crawling. I began to have trouble breathing, and was unable to get moving. I went to two different doctors,  was given a prescription by one, told to quit smoking by another. I did both but neither seemed to help.

We had went out to dinner one night because we had pre-arranged it with friends (yes that’s me, didn’t want to wreck anybodies plans even though I was in anaphylactic shock, I am a pretty tough soul!). While I was sitting there all of a sudden it felt like bubbles of liquid going into each of my lower front ribs, one at a time like dominos, then it crept it’s way up throughout my ribs in my whole chest and stayed as severe pain. My chest was crushing with chest pain, and I was having trouble breathing. I felt drained and sick all over and very pale. I laid on the couch for days, not being able to do anything and the pain was only getting worse.

I finally went to the hospital because I knew it was serious and out of my hands. They put me on a heart monitor and admitted me right away. My heart was either beating at 41 bpm. or erratically all over the place. All they could do was fill me with pain medications and anti-inflammatories.  The hot sweats were starting; actually it was more total body sweats yet I was freezing cold. My kidneys were working overtime.

Upon the first discharge from the hospital I got dizzy and fell onto the floor so they kept me another night. They diagnosed muscle-skeletal pain and heart problems due to the Lupron. Day by day different symptoms arrived, that was only the beginning of months of hell that followed for me.

When I stood up my skin felt so heavy it felt like it was falling off my body.

I had muscle-skeletal pain throughout my whole body, esp. the rib and breast bones.

Dyspnea, difficulty breathing.

Body sweats and chills, ghostly-white complexion.

Shrieking skull pain, migraine on right side of head.

I had huge cramps throughout my legs, pain in lower, outside, right leg.

Breast pain, loss of sexual desire (well who could think about sex with all this going on???)

Cold body, temperature 93.3 F

Low heart rate or racing heart.

Stomach swelled up, dehydrated, excessive thirst.

Throat swelled, feeling of choking.

Bowels quit working, kidneys working overtime.

Numb cheeks and limbs.

Visual disturbances, right eye teared constantly.

Nausea, dizziness, shakes.

Spinal tremors, irritability, nervousness.

Sore teeth, left jaw pain.

Cardiac arrhythmia, palpitations.

Insomnia.

Lower back pain.

Intensified rash and swollen lymph nodes.

Every evening at 8 pm my throat would swell and I could actually feel the serum pump out of my throat down into my chest, then throughout my body. The chest and breast pain would increase, my heart would start pumping wildly, my stomach would ache, cramping would increase, body sweats, cold body, and total exhaustion would set in.

I had to spray my entire mid section with muscle pain spray for weeks on end because the drugs didn’t even touch the pain. The horror went on day after day after week after week which turned into months. My Lupus and Fibromyalgia were flaring big time by now. I was gray in color and totally lifeless and I felt like I was going to die. It was the darkest time of my life.

After calling the Doctor who prescribed the Lupron to me, he sent me away saying, go see a cardiologist, there is no way Lupron would do that. It took over 3 months for the drug to quit the “flare effects: and 169 days to be eliminated (supposedly, according to science! I think it is still in my ribs as I have severe rib pain to this day), many natural remedies and 6 months for menstruation to return. Now all that was left was the damage. I also broke two teeth on Lupron.

No one had an antidote to stop this drug from terrorizing my body, so I took my dying body to a Naturopathic Doctor. She put me on some homeopathic medicines and herbals right away and miraculously she took that overwhelming feeling of death away. She said I was grey in color when I came in and that was almost 2 months after the shock set in.

I got my internal orans tested from electro dermal screening and they showed severe stress on all my internal organs, especially the heart, gallbladder, lymphatics, kidneys, bladder, thyroid, liver, adrenals and central nervous system. This was a direct result from the Lupron.

It totally devastated me and my family. Never again! I am going to continue to see a Naturopathic Doctor. She took away the numbness in my cheeks, the swelling in my hands, the shrieking skull pain, the dizziness, the total exhaustion, the rash is clearing up, I have some colour back and some energy.

I still have a long way to go but she helped me out of the severe stress that Lupron put me in. I have seen enough improvement to convince me, Naturopathic medicine is the only way out of a major adverse drug reaction or perhaps any major health crisis. I know who’s hands I feel safe in now.

Isn’t it amazing that they are so willing to pay $1188.00 (times two as it was only half the prescription, I opted out for round 2!)

God, I forgot how ill it made me. I am not a doctor, or a lawyer and this drug is approved by the FDA but not in my lifetime would I recommend it to any human. I actually would warn anyone not to use Lupron, but that is just my opinion through a very bad experience! It’s your body!

This was approved years ago by TAP, they had multi million dollar fines from it, so I suspect these are new companies that want to get in on the sales with this drug too. I think we will be hearing more people being prescribed this drug again. How can the FDA approve

I also would like to note that the cyst was still there after all was said and done. It was the herbals that took the cysts away. Now I believe that I could have avoided surgery when I was 18 as well.

I get the willies through my body when I see or hear the name Lupron. I will write this article but I won’t be reading it again, I just wanted other to know that you could experience side effects. When I was part of the Lupron victims website (10,000+ victims), there was a few deaths as well as heart attacks and stokes beside the multi symptoms and serious organ involvement from thousands of women as well as men. It is a drug given to men for prostrate cancer as well so you might want to check it out too guys. See http://www.lupronvictimshub.com/deaths.html for a long list of male deaths after taking Lupron.

http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/NewsEvents/UCM130961

January 20, 2011

  • DaTscan42 (ioflupane I 123) Injection, GE Healthcare, Approval
  • Eligard43 (leuprolide acetate) Subcutaneous Injection, sanofi-aventis U.S., LLC, Labeling Revision
  • Lupron44 (leuprolide acetate) Injection, Abbott Laboratories, Labeling Revision
  • Lupron Depot45 (leuprolide acetate) Injection, Abbott Laboratories, Labeling Revision
  • Lupron Depot46 (leuprolide acedate) Injectioon, Abbott Laboratories, Labeling Revision
  • Nithiodote47 (sodium nitrite and sodium thiosulfate) Injection, Hope Pharmaceuticals, Approval
  • Trelstar Depot48 (triptorelin palmoate) Intramuscular Injection, Watson Laboratories, Inc., Labeling Revision
  • Vantas49 (histrelin acetate) Subcutaneous Implant, Endo Pharmaceuticals Solutions, Inc., Labeling Revision
  • Viadur50 (leuprolide acetate) Implant, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development, LLC, Labeling Revision
  • Zoladex51(goserelin acetate) Implant, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, LP, Labeling Revision
  • Zoladex52 (goserelin acetate) Implant, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, LP, Labeling Revision

Read more other articles on Lupron:

Despite these many risks and negative experiences, manufacturers of leuprolide acetate have continued to market the drug for existing and new uses — most notably, as a treatment for prostate cancer. But a former U.S. Food and Drug Administration medical officer has said that Lupron’s manufacturer, TAP Pharmaceuticals, did not study the drug adequately before or after introducing it to the market, and he alleged that the company hid what it knew about risks of bone density loss, generalized pain, headaches, fluid retention, depression, and immune and nervous system problems, including spinal fracture, convulsions and paralysis.

After all that busy Christmas rush I know you are feeling the Fibromyalgia pain now sister. I am inspired to help you and to let you know there is someone who truly understands where you are coming from. How can you possibly understand how much pain someone is enduring unless you have actually experienced it? I find it hard to believe some days myself how “IT????” can just beat me up like I was on the receiving end of a baseball bat. I say to myself sometimes, how can I possibly have this much pain? It can be so intense and so severe that you are sure there has to be something seriously wrong. That hot, burning, nagging pain that makes you feel like you could throw up. What is even worse is a Dr looking over his glasses at you saying, “You just need to exercise!” Uggggg!! How frustrating and humiliating! I have exercised my whole life, give me a break!

I eat well and exercise so my frustration comes from the fact that most people and Doctors judge you by the way you look, those who believe if you look fine then you are healthy! Or on the other end, you are judged as being lazy and a hypochondriac. Have we had a hard time being recognized because it is a male dominated world of Doctors who think we are being lazy bitches? Whiny women? Hmmm. Is that why it took so long to even be acknowledged as being real? I am not weak, whiny, lazy or a hypochondriac. I am just looking for the root cause of the pain to cure it. I am truly sorry if you have had to endure any of these experiences, I understand the trauma it has caused you.

This is why I created this website, for you, the Fibromyalgia women who have been through hell with this extremely painful condition that you can’t see. I am empathetic to you for all you have been through, all you have endured, and for those of you who have been scoffed at, belittled, disbelieved, and misunderstood.  I hear you sister and I am here to help you!

The holidays can be very stressful and physically, mentally and emotionally draining for the average person but this can mean an intense flare for Fibromyalgia sufferers. Christmas over-indulgence can lead to intestinal upset and all kinds of digestive problems to boot. I have a lot of food allergies and it is really hard to say no to everything around Christmas time and I pay for it! Find your hidden food allergies, your body will thank you for it.

The best post Christmas gift you can give yourself is to take some time out for you! Take an Epsom salts bath, it will help soak away a lot of pain so you can better deal with whatever pain is left. I grow fresh herbs in my garden in the summer, dry them and make herbal bath bags. The herbs help with a lot of pain and help replenish as well as detoxify your body depending on what combination you brew. You can also use aromatherapy and a relaxation tape or your favorite music while you are soaking your painful body, you can be relaxing your stressed mind as well. You owe it to yourself!

Share your comments or experiences  below!