Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My routine

Products I have been using and have been improving my pain are pure and simple.

"PHS" Pink Himalayan salt in my filtered water balances the PH level in your water and helps the trace elements and minerals in the water absorb into your body.

Omega 3/75 - fish oil - supports cardiovascular, Immune and Nervous system.

Vitamin D

These products plus the Guaifenesin protocol, hypoglycemic diet and chemical removal from my use has made a great reducation of pain in my life.
To sum it up on a number scale -  10 - living a fast food, boxed products, perfume, lotions, chemicals galore life = this is how I got here.
Hypoglycemic diet took me to an 8.
Chemical reducation - 6.
Guaifenesin protocol with Omega 3 took me to a 4/5.
PHS got me to a 1/2 of pain.
Daily gentle exercise.
Monthly chiropractic care

These are changes I can live with.
It just might work for you also.

Could it be the CHEMICALS?

The most important thing to do with fibro is to try to reduce pain.

Dr St.Amand's protocol calls for:


Salicylate, salicylic acid

Oils with a plant name (except Corn, Rice, Oats, Wheat and Soy)

Gels with a plant name (except Corn, Rice, Oats, Wheat and Soy)

Extracts with a plant name (except Corn, Rice, Oats, Wheat and Soy)

Sunscreens: No octisalate, homosalate, meradimate or mexoryl

No: Pycnogenol, balsam, camphor, bisabol (bark extracts)

No: chemicals with MEN or CAMP as part of the word

No: Mint flavor

In vitamins/supplements: no bioflavinoids (quercetin, rutin, hesperiden)

Start looking at the ingrediants on your products in the bathroom and in your foods.  It they have these chemicals STOP using them and see what happens.

What is Fibromyalgia?

What is fibromyalgia?  It can be grouped 7 catagories.

Cerebral - fatigue, irritability, nervousness, depression, apathy, listlessness, impaired memory and concentration (fibrofog), anxieties, insomnia, frequent awakenings and unrestoravitve sleep.

Musculoskeletal - pain, morning stiffness involving muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia that ...may arise from such structures surrounding the neck, shoulders, upper and lower back, hips, knees, inner and outer elbows, wrists, fingers, toes, and chest as well as from injured and old operative sites.  Pain can assume any form and intensity such as throbbing, burning, stabbing, stinging, grabbing or any combination of these. TMJ, facial and head pains, neck and skull pain - numbness and tingling arise from constricted structures pressing on nerves.  Twitching, restless leg sysndrome, electric pulses, leg and foot cramps.

Dermal - undue sweating, rashes with or without itching, hives, blotches, acne, tiny red or clear bumps, blisters, ecezema, dermatits and rosacea.  Nails are brittle and break, peel and chip.  Hair breaks or falls out.  Strange sensations happen - cold, heat in palms, soles and thighs, crawling, electric vibrations, prickling, supersensitivity to touch.

Gastrointestinal - Irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut, spastic or mucous colitis, fibrogut.  Transient nausea, gas, pain, bloating, constipation, alternating diarrhea, mucus in stools and hyperacidity with reflux.

Genitourinary - pungent urine, frequent urination, bladder spasms, low subpubic abdonimal aching, burning urination (dysuria) with or without repeated bladder infections, or so-called interstitial cystitis.  Yeast infections, without the cottege cheese discharge, vulvar pain syndrome, vulvitis, vaginal spasms or cramps, burning mucous discharge, increased menstrual cramps, and painful intercourse (dyspareunia).

Head-eye-ear-nose and throat - headaches labeled migraines when servere enough: dizziness, veritgo (spinning) or imbalance, dry eyes, itching and burning eyes, with or without sticky gritty discharge.  Blurred vision, excessive nasal congestion, postnasal drip, painful burning or cut tongue: abnormal tastes (bad or metallic) scalded mouth.  Ringing in ears, low pitch sounds in ears.  ear and eyeball pains, sensitivity to light sounds and oders.  Late in life onset of asthma and hayfever.

Miscellaneous - weight gain, low grade fever with night sweats, lowered immunity to infections, morning eyelid and hand swelling in morning that gravitates to lower extremities by evening.

I took this info from pg 24 and 25 of Dr St. Amand's book 'What your doctor may not tell you about Fibromyalgia'

Narrows it down a bit, doesn't it :)
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  • How'd I do that?


    If you can't find the book this is Dr R. Paul St. Amand's website. It's the same info from the book.  The website gives you a listing of providers that have trained under him and does his protocol.  Thats how I found Dr Kenneth Muhich in Scottsdale AZ.  Dr Muhich has been such a God send!  I am so glad I found him!  Month 4 on Gaui and you should see my mappings!  And now with the Kardiaxyme for inflammation control....I'm singing and dancing with excitement. :)

    Sunday, May 29, 2011

    Life with Less Pain

    Hello, my name is Kim and I have fibromyalgia.

    I am creating this to share what I have learned on my journey of the last year.
    Finally, finally I had a diagnoses to what has been with me my whole life.

    I will be sharing my experiences and info that I feel important for others to know about and possibly you will find 'less pain' in your life also.