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  1. Quote Originally Posted by Valdez

    My step father has recently been going through the same thing my friend. Test after test after test! A lot of the tests that they had him repeating were extremely uncomfortable. They finally came to the conclusion that he has MS but they want him to do some more tests. There were a few times he had completely written them off due to frustration.

    - Valdez
    I feel for you man. I wouldn't wish what she's gone through the last couple years on anyone. Every time she's had to go in for an epidural I've had to take most of a week off work because she wouldn't be able to move. Help walking help getting up from anything or bending over for a week sometimes. They have basically told her multiple doctors that there's just nothing wrong or nothing they can do. This has all also led to a lot of depression issues too. Hard to see the ones you love just poked and prodded and thrown on meds and muscle relaxers and pain meds and when none of that works just brought in for another rounds of inconclusive tests. Suckfest.


  2. 5-htp is used as an ssri alternative and actually I think I remember seeing something about fibromyalgia in a study I read.

    - Valdez
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  3. Oh! Then the pain management doctors that just think she's trying to get pain killers!

  4. I thought about 5-htp before we found it was the FM she was having some sleep issues from the pain, its on my list for today because she hasn't been able to sleep much this week

  5. Quote Originally Posted by Valdez View Post
    5-htp is used as an ssri alternative and actually I think I remember seeing something about fibromyalgia in a study I read.

    - Valdez

    I saw a blurb about that too. Something about chelating aluminum out of the body as well, but I don't know if that's even relevant to the condition.

    5htp actually disturbs my sleep a little, so I take it first thing in the morning for the seritonin benefits.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by bioman

    I saw a blurb about that too. Something about chelating aluminum out of the body as well, but I don't know if that's even relevant to the condition.

    5htp actually disturbs my sleep a little, so I take it first thing in the morning for the seritonin benefits.
    One of the ideas behind detoxing is that some of the effects can come from too much metals in the body which was very interesting and found several ideas for detoxing and supps and diet ideas to help with it! Amazing how some of these ideas helped open up so much more information to look at! You guys rock!

  7. Quote Originally Posted by fightbackhxc View Post

    Fibromyalgia is due to severe toxic overload of the body from things I've read and listened to. I would try a balls to the wall tough detox.
    Not everyone agrees on the cause of fibromyalgia, but most think it is neurological. This is why SSRI and SNRIs are used to treat the actual disease state and not just symptoms. However, most will agree that there is no single treatment that will prevent the symptoms. Fibro is very difficult to diagnose because of so many symptoms such as lack of sleep, lethargy, pain, depressed mood, inability to function consistently on a daily basis. Most people have to try multiple SSRI or SNRIs before finding the right one for them (much like people with major depressive disorder who also will be given an SSRI and then possibly an SNRI if they can't tolerate an SSRI. There is a lot of discrepancy between what physicians will use to treat fibro. Has she seen a neurologist?

  8. Quote Originally Posted by barlush23

    Not everyone agrees on the cause of fibromyalgia, but most think it is neurological. This is why SSRI and SNRIs are used to treat the actual disease state and not just symptoms. However, most will agree that there is no single treatment that will prevent the symptoms. Fibro is very difficult to diagnose because of so many symptoms such as lack of sleep, lethargy, pain, depressed mood, inability to function consistently on a daily basis. Most people have to try multiple SSRI or SNRIs before finding the right one for them (much like people with major depressive disorder who also will be given an SSRI and then possibly an SNRI if they can't tolerate an SSRI. There is a lot of discrepancy between what physicians will use to treat fibro. Has she seen a neurologist?
    We went to one last year for testing because they were worried that she would have nerve damage because of the issues with her spine and had a lot of tests done for her nerves but found nothing wrong. We have not seen one yet since she was diagnosed, we literally found out the day before thanksgiving. I've looked up some about it but like you said, unless I'm looking up specific things for it, because its so different for so many people

  9. Now the thought process is because of the FM her back muscles are always spasming and thats what's causing the stress on her spine, so if we can get some of that calmed down we can get her muscles in her back stronger and her spine won't have all the problems.

  10. I would do a raw organic juice fast for a couple weeks and try some other detox methods
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  11. We have been doing one of her meals a blended smoothie of mixed berries, oj, banana and cullucore supersport vanilla whey every day, so she probably wont have a problem doing a detox like that for a while especially if it helps

  12. There is a movie you can watch about juice fasting called fat, sick and nearly dead. Its on Netflix or I'm sure the Web somewhere for free

    Don't get mad about the name lol, I am not aiming the title at your wife, it is simply a good movie about how juice fasting helped quite a few people with their different ailments.

    - Valdez
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  13. Ha no worries! I see its on the streaming for nextflix we will watch it this weekend!

  14. Quote Originally Posted by bono1132 View Post
    Ha no worries! I see its on the streaming for nextflix we will watch it this weekend!
    It's actually a pretty cool documentary
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  15. Quote Originally Posted by fightbackhxc View Post
    It's actually a pretty cool documentary
    More in common huh???? Lol

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  16. Quote Originally Posted by Valdez View Post

    More in common huh???? Lol

    - Valdez
    You got it Mang Haha
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  17. If you go the 5HTP route, I suggest methyl folate, p-5-p, and methylcobalamin as ancillaries. You'll have to play around with the doses of each to find the sweet spot.

    Check out iHerb reviews for a product called Fibroboost...tons of glowing reviews on it.

  18. We picked up some CoQ10 and 5-htp to give it a shot but I'll look into some of the other stuff you recommend, grocery shoppin tomorrow!! Kale chips here we come!

  19. Quote Originally Posted by bono1132 View Post
    We picked up some CoQ10 and 5-htp to give it a shot but I'll look into some of the other stuff you recommend, grocery shoppin tomorrow!! Kale chips here we come!
    Good for you guys!!!! Good luck man! Keep us updated!

    - Valdez
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  20. Quote Originally Posted by Valdez

    Good for you guys!!!! Good luck man! Keep us updated!

    - Valdez
    Will do! Seriously thanks for the help everyone! Gonna start a paleo diet while she is detoxing for a week or two... If anything it'll keep me lean durring football season!

  21. Quote Originally Posted by fightbackhxc View Post
    I would do a raw organic juice fast for a couple weeks and try some other detox methods
    I forgot to mention - part way through I did a thorough detox of the colon and the rest of the body. I used the herbal program called Colonix for a full month and every saturday did a vegetable juice fast. This combined with the above helped a lot.

  22. Quote Originally Posted by saggy321 View Post

    I forgot to mention - part way through I did a thorough detox of the colon and the rest of the body. I used the herbal program called Colonix for a full month and every saturday did a vegetable juice fast. This combined with the above helped a lot.
    It really should be a life style change. No more harsh chemical soaps shampoos detergents dryer sheets lotions etc etc. Most conventional cosmetic products are full of toxins.
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  23. Def just gotta do whatever has to be done. I spent most my day making up food for us for the next few days, looking up info so we can both do a detox, we've had a very paleo day of chicken and fish and lots of fruits and greens

  24. Quote Originally Posted by bono1132 View Post
    Def just gotta do whatever has to be done. I spent most my day making up food for us for the next few days, looking up info so we can both do a detox, we've had a very paleo day of chicken and fish and lots of fruits and greens
    Excellent man best to both of you!
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  25. Four days of paleo... Four days of absolutely no breads, fried or frozen foods. We both feel awesome... But I must confess I won't say no to rolls at Christmas dinner
  26. Re: fibromyalgia


    Quote Originally Posted by bono1132 View Post
    Four days of paleo... Four days of absolutely no breads, fried or frozen foods. We both feel awesome... But I must confess I won't say no to rolls at Christmas dinner
    I'm getting ready to try Paleo for athletes out for a while I think... Its basically how I eat now anyways lol!

    Just wanted to update you that I read a recent study on glutamine helping with Fibromyalgia. If you read up a little on glutamine its a pretty kick ass supplement.

    Just bulk glutamine keep us updated I'm hoping the best for your situation.

    - Valdez
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    Biochemistry Major
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  27. Thanks mate...good info....

  28. I know its been forever, but my wife got put on cymbalta, weve kept our diets tight, shes lot a few pounds and feels better than she has in a long long time. Shes taking magnesium, coq10, creatine, fish oil, 5htp, womens multis, and a lot of good nutrition. I also had her take reduce xt for a while and she really enjoywd that, now she's taking very low doses of fat smack cus it came with my condense and shes really doing great on that! Plus we finally have warm weather again (stupid Indiana) so the grill is back full force! Thanks for the support guys! It helped me get a game plan goin for her, most days she's feeling great!

  29. Quote Originally Posted by bono1132 View Post
    I know its been forever, but my wife got put on cymbalta, weve kept our diets tight, shes lot a few pounds and feels better than she has in a long long time. Shes taking magnesium, coq10, creatine, fish oil, 5htp, womens multis, and a lot of good nutrition. I also had her take reduce xt for a while and she really enjoywd that, now she's taking very low doses of fat smack cus it came with my condense and shes really doing great on that! Plus we finally have warm weather again (stupid Indiana) so the grill is back full force! Thanks for the support guys! It helped me get a game plan goin for her, most days she's feeling great!
    I am going to extract you for your enthusiasm and make the next great stim

  30. Quote Originally Posted by bono1132 View Post
    I know its been forever, but my wife got put on cymbalta, weve kept our diets tight, shes lot a few pounds and feels better than she has in a long long time. Shes taking magnesium, coq10, creatine, fish oil, 5htp, womens multis, and a lot of good nutrition. I also had her take reduce xt for a while and she really enjoywd that, now she's taking very low doses of fat smack cus it came with my condense and shes really doing great on that! Plus we finally have warm weather again (stupid Indiana) so the grill is back full force! Thanks for the support guys! It helped me get a game plan goin for her, most days she's feeling great!
    Has she tried klonopin?I do not know the science behind it,but it is the single most effective medication for people with CFS/Fibromyalgia.
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