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About fibromyalgia.I have been diagnosed with fibro and ME...I don't pay too much attention to a fibro diagnosis because fibro is a catch all diagnosis...It has an underlying cause. My undying cause is low thyroid and a severe back injury from child hood. Find your underlying cause and start seeking answers...Many people with mystery illnesses even have Lyme Disease or Systemic Candida. Just a heads up. Many people have had luck treating themselves with vitamins and minerals that treat on a cellular level...However this is expensive. products are available which jump starts your mitochondria. Vitamins can treat at a cellular leveled. Some people eliminate wheat dairy and SUGAR from there diet and get well. Good luck on your journey.
Ann, Excellent advice, getting to the root cause, it’s the only way to know for sure what’s going on and if we’re getting the right treatment!
The origin of my chronic, debilitating back pain was emotional tension. I recovered from spinal pain by expressing my suppressed grief. Now, I have hip and shoulder pain and it's painful and weary. I do not want drugs and I endeavor all natural remedies - ginger tea, cinnamon, no sugar, no junk food, supplements, rest, hot baths, but the pain persists. Is joint pain tension, too?
@A MyChronicPainTeam Member. Hello, I did not know what any of these diagnosis’s were to be honest. So, I looked it up and understand it all pretty well after reading a few of the medical articles online. There’s a lot of excellent articles on both of these diagnosis. I looked upFMS Fatigue and ME/CFS Fatigue.
The magazine Psycology Today has a 3 part article (actually each part is a separate article) I only found the 3rd part but it still was very good at explaining some of the ways to diagnose and treat these diseases.
Also I found some good info at www.nhs.UK. There’s many more I found but these 2 were really good at explaining what I guess I did know about a little but did not recognize the names. As a nurse I have seen CFS only a couple times and there was always something else going on that caused the admission to the hospital.
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mentioned many things the writers of these articles suggested. And come to think of it I have seen systemic fungal infections a couple times also & always these patients were very lethargic, had some muscle weakness causing need for help with some very basic tasks etc.
I hope the articles help explain the differences well for you. I also hope you’re able to find a treatment that works and improves your quality of life significantly! God bless you!!!
Yeah, my root cause was obvious. A nasty car accident 25 years ago. They didn't have a clue as to what fibromyalgia was back then and us patients were treated like garbage. Unfortunately, I'm on SSDI and public aid and can't afford any supplements. Basically just what the drug companies give me. I do take magnesium malate, though.
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