Fibromyalgia
Natural Remedies

Top Natural Remedies for Fibromyalgia

| Modified on Jan 27, 2023
Whey Protein
Posted by SusanM (OH) on 11/14/2022
5 out of 5 stars

I suffered with fibromyalgia back in the beginning when doctors said there was no such thing as fibromyalgia. Or they never heard of it. I had the worst case the doctors in my state ever saw. It crippled me within days of my first attack. It took me a year to learn how to walk again. It took me 8 long and painful years to find my own natural cure. It works on about 1/2 of the people that try it. I used Protein Whey I drank 1 scoop in a bottle of water. Once a day. It will take 2 weeks before it works. At least it did for me. I had to build it up in my system.

Fibromyalgia is a muscular problem and Protein Whey repairs muscles. A friend of mine told me to try it. I was totally shocked that it worked. I no longer felt the rain coming for the first time in 8 years. I no longer had any pain. After drinking it for 2 years they changed the product I was drinking. My pain returned. I called them in tears asking for more of the old supply, which they didn't have. I begged the lady to tell me the changes. She couldn't help but feel sorry for me and she sent me a list of all the changes so I could calculate what I needed to create the same thing I was drinking. After two weeks I figured out what I needed to do. I had to ADD more Amino Acids...

Once I did that my pain went away again permanently. So I was able to ween myself down to drinking it once every two weeks to keep the pain away. But that took a year to get to that point. I hope this helps you and anyone else reading this searching for relief.

Borax
Posted by Mama to Many (TN) on 05/27/2022

Dear Carmel,

You say that you are worse now that you are drinking distilled water than when you drank fluoridated tap water. I wonder if you are depleted in some minerals.

While distilled water is very pure, it has distilled out the minerals. Then as it goes through your body, it attracts minerals from your system and can deplete you.

A few years ago, I bought my son's collection of baby teeth. I put each one in a different liquid and then evaluated them. The tooth I soaked in distilled water for a month just crumbled into pieces. It was in way worse shape than the one I had soaked in coke.

I understand not wanting to drink fluoridated water, but it might be good to get your mineral levels tested and perhaps look for a water to drink that has minerals in it.

~Mama to Many~


Borax
Posted by Carmel (Essex, England) on 05/26/2022

I doubt it is fluoride in my case, I distill my own water and use very little fluoride.

And am worse now than before when I drank tap water all of the time, full of fluoride.


D-Ribose, ACV and Baking Soda, Coocnut Oil, Supplements
Posted by Michael (Texas) on 04/30/2022

Gavage of D-Ribose induces Aβ-like deposits, Tau hyperphosphorylation as well as memory loss and anxiety-like behavior in mice.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4741441/


Artificial Sweetener Link
Posted by Michael (Texas) on 04/30/2022
5 out of 5 stars

Read:

Aspartame-induced fibromyalgia, an unusual but curable cause of chronic pain - PubMed (nih.gov)

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21176433/


Biofilms and Nano Bacteria Connection
Posted by beverly (Texas) on 03/07/2022

Having sarcoidosis I have always been told not to supplement d and stay out of the sun. My D was always about 18. Interestingly I read in a paleo book that sarcoidosis was thought to be a result of borrelia. I had two of my alternative doctors tell me I had the borrelia bacteria and I did not believe them. Had my MD do a lymes test and it was negative. I did some searches on google and found there have been studies back in the late 80's early 90's that made the correlation between sarcoid and borrelia. 3 decades of going to lung specialists and also sarcoid conference in New Orleans and this was never mentioned.


Artificial Sweetener Link
Posted by beverly (Texas) on 03/07/2022

"...G. D. Searle applied for the first FDA approval of aspartame on March 5, 1973, and Dr. Martha M. Freeman of the FDA Division of Metabolic and Endocrine Drug Products was not impressed. In an FDA memorandum, she expressed her concern with the studies conducted, especially the single dose studies. According to Dr. Freeman, results from single dose testing could not generate accurate predictions of regular consumption. Freeman concluded that the information submitted was insufficient evidence of clinical safety.16 In 1974, the FDA rejected Freeman's recommendation and approved aspartame for use in dry foods."

Source: https://vtuhr.org/articles/10.21061/vtuhr.v4i0.33/


General Feedback
Posted by Yvonne (Washington) on 02/14/2022

Also look at mold toxins that may be present in the body, as they mimic many of the fibro symptoms.


Baking Soda
Posted by WindingDown (CA) on 01/16/2022
5 out of 5 stars

I had gout in 2005 lasted 6 weeks before I went to the Dr. he said it was gout. Wrote me a script. NOT MUCH was on the internet back then about home remedies. On a DEEP DIVE I saw someone charging for a cure. I kept searching and found it FREE!

Backing soda and water. YES!! FOR ME in 3 days of twice a day, 1 level teaspoon in water morning and late afternoon fixed 6 weeks of horrible pain in 3 days!!

Another time few years ago pre KETO way of life I was suffering from horrible Fibro pain, worse EVER! Finally went to the Dr she said its my new normal. I said NO WAY, I will surely die!! SO going home defeated, I remembered the gout pain years before. I realize after searching you can get gout everywhere. SO I tried my home remedy. THIS TIME it took a little over a week of 2 a day baking soda and water. IT WORKED THANK GOD!!

I then started Keto way of life, I don't care what anyone says, for me gout is from lots of carbs, like starches and sugars and grains. Since being KETO I do fall off the wagon sometimes but over all my body fibro and CFS issues are WAY BETTER FOR ME! GODSPEED everyone.


Minocin, Bromelain
Posted by carmel (Essex) on 01/09/2022

You do not need a prescription for bromelain. It is natural, from pineapple. You can buy it in a health shop or cheaper from amazon, ebay etc.


5htp
Posted by carmel (Essex, England) on 01/08/2022
3 out of 5 stars

I have fibro and tried 5 htp, a dose of about 200 mg per night. To help with relaxation and sleep. I found the first day it helped, and the day after it made me feel less pain and more relaxed. But if I took it for two or three days in a row, I would feel rough/worse the second and third day.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by carmel (essex) on 12/02/2021

Here in the UK any tea has fluoride in it as it comes from tap water, not what you put in the cup with the water.


General Feedback
Posted by Wanda (Spring, Texas) on 10/22/2021 23 posts

I don't agree with you. For one thing, in the 70's children started having more vaccinations. It started getting ridiculous then. Then, they started putting all the children on Paxil or Prozac. Remember that? Well, Mercury is a toxic deadly substance. Why in the world would anyone want that in their body? I suffered with fibromyalgia. Omega 3 in the form of Evening Primrose and Thunder God Root helped me tremendously out of it!


Tart Cherry Extract, Vitamin B-1
Posted by Annonymous (Vancouver, Wa) on 08/09/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I recently discovered Tart Cherry Extract. I take it in the capsule form 7000mg. Once per day when Not doing Krav Maga. Krav Maga days I take 1 before, during & after class, about 4 day a week. I've found that it's taken away a lot of the pain & seems to stay in my system, as long as I take at least 1 per day.

Bi Thiamine takes away about 50% of fibro pain also, so I take 3 100mg pills & a multi-vitamin along with the cherry extract once per day.

Try it. I hope it helps you.


CBD Oil
Posted by Ruralady (Illinois) on 05/08/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I got COVID 19 and as a secondary complication of it, ended up with fibromyalgia. I take CBD oil for mine and it literally aborts an attack. Of course, you have to know what causes your attacks. With me it's alcohol, I can't handle hardly any b/f an attack starts to creep up on me and when it does it does with a BANG! I put about 1000 mgm under my tongue, wait about 15-20min and it's literally over...of course everyone is different, just thankful I found this out for myself... Good luck to anyone with this affliction, it's mean and nasty.


L-Lysine
Posted by Bodulica (Barrie, Ontario) on 03/25/2021

According to this scientist, fibromyalgia is caused by the herpes virus infecting the vagus nerve! If this is true, then L-Lysine should work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIUccEITT6E


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Lynn (California) on 03/13/2021

If you believe Fluoride is a cause for Fibromyalgia, be careful with tea consumption. Non-herbal teas have fluoride in them.


Artificial Sweetener Link
Posted by Bodulica (Barrie, Canada) on 10/29/2020

Aspartame is neurotoxin! Many FDA scientists were fired for not agreeing to approve it. Then president Reagan, on the second day of his presidency approved it! Why? Because his friend D Rumsfeld had huge financial interest in it. Watch the documentary about it.


Melatonin
Posted by Art (California) on 07/18/2020 1508 posts

I think it is worth adding mag oil (MO) along with melatonin for Fibromyalgia because MO has shown in studies to reduce pain in Fibromyalgia and is likely to be additive to the melatonin for this condition.

Art


Melatonin
Posted by Art (California) on 07/10/2020 1508 posts
5 out of 5 stars

I would like to talk about one of my favorite supplements, again. You guessed it, it's melatonin, of course!

Yes, melatonin has shown in multiple studies that it can be quite useful in some people who have the chronic and painful disease, Fibromyalgia!

I was noticing that in the EC section listing remedies for Fibromyalgia that melatonin is not listed, but it should be because studies show that melatonin can ameliorate depression, anxiety and pain while lowering inflammatory and oxidative stress levels in people with Fibromyalgia! It also improved quality of life test scoring as well as mood.

According to these studies, melatonin is shown to do this at a relatively low dose of just 3 to 15 milligrams per evening, but it leaves one wondering if higher dosing might do even more?Melatonin has a fairly good safety profile and considering the limited benefit and considerable potential for side effects with standard Fibromyalgia drugs like steroids and antidepressants which come with the potential for a grocery list of potential for side effects, melatonin seems worth discussing with your doctor to find out if it is safe for you in your particular circumstances and if it will be compatible with all meds that you are currently taking.

In this first study, they used melatonin at 3,6,9,12 and 15 mg per evening and best benefit was seen at 9,12 and 15 mg in terms of a significant reduction in pain, anxiety and morning cortisol levels. Here is a link to the abstract, but the full study is a pay per view and I had to look at the study to see some of the particulars that were not reported in the abstract:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30415563/

This next abstract is more of a meta analysis that confers benefit from melatonin supplementation for Fibromyalgia patients:

Melatonin in the Treatment of Fibromyalgia Symptoms: A Systematic Review - PubMed

This last study shows melatonin to be more effective at pain relief than Amitriptyline.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4119581/

Art

Borax
Posted by Sidney (Northland, New Zealand) on 09/26/2018

Hi Nick...Bunning has it called Glitz Green 1kg for $10.90: https://www.bunnings.com.au/glitz-green-1kg-borax_p4460527

Hope this helps..


Borax
Posted by Nicki Q. (New Zealand ) on 09/26/2018

Hi, what type of borax is it the powder you can buy at a chemist? I'm in NZ


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Yogaman (Grant, Mi) on 08/15/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Advice after 18+ years of Fibro treatments and remedies

I have compassion for all those who are going through pain and am here to lend some helpful information that I learned on my journey of health.

A little background, I developed pain in all parts of my body that came on strong and for no reason in my early 20's. I would rest and eat healthier but it would take weeks to go away and then return under normal circumstances. I saw a doctor and they offered no help other than pain killers. So, I started doing yoga and dietary changes and that helped some. I started taking Epsom salt baths and that helped more. But I still had pain and fatigue and so I saw a multitude of doctors, chiropractic, allopathic, naturopathic, holistic, TCM and others. I even went to live in a Yoga ashram for 2 years and ate most every type of diet including vegan, vegetarian, paleo, and other food combinations. I have tried most every remedy here and can say they all helped me in some way, but I still had pain. So, I have learned how to heal myself with the following things, but the pain comes back when I don't live a healthy balanced life.

Here are the common ones that helped me and then later some that are not mentioned here:

First, I eat mostly fresh organic foods and exclude toxic foods. It also helps when I am sleeping well, laughing often and letting go of the past. Exercise is mandatory for my health as is drinking lots of pure water. After those here is what helped me most.

1) Epsom salt bath with essential oils and candles. This will help manage the pain more than most anything else. The body is full of toxins and needs to be cleaned in salt water. Best taken alone in clean, chemical free water with 2-4 cups of salt. Use Epsom salts, baking soda, sea salt and others. Add a few drops of 1-3 different essential oils, use your personal favorites, I like bergamot and cedar. Place at least 4 candles around the tub with 1-2 at each corner, I use 8 of the tall glass church candles and don't leave this part out!!! Do 2-4 times a week and spend at least a half hour in the tub, but 1-2 hours is better. Listening to music and practice deep breathing.

2) Talking a walk in Nature to clam the mind and rebalance the stress response. Enjoying natural beauty is the key to any health issue and often left out. Ground with bare feet is awesome and though it may not fee like much at first, it will increase in benefit over time.

3) Trying only one new remedy at a time. Only introduce one thing per week or even better per month and test to see if it noticeably changes your health. This is very important and must be followed to know what works and what does not. Otherwise it will all be confusing and moat likely never be clear what helps and what hurts. This was recommended by a wise old doctor and totally helped me to take control of my own health journey.

Good luck and keep going, it will get better for you soon.


Apple Cider Vinegar and Magnesium
Posted by Jilly The Beans... (Nc) on 07/30/2018 89 posts
5 out of 5 stars

OMGosh.... this concoction worked sooooooo well for me!! I feel like it should be posted in the arthritis section too. My arthritis had been getting worse and worse and then I had what I thought (and the doctor thought too the next day) was a fibromyalgia flare. I had exerted myself carrying in a heavy box. The pain and discomfort I felt in my joints and muscles in my upper back, arms, elbows, wrists, and hands was equal to the pain I felt pre-hip replacement. I was writhing, crying and could barely move. I was also getting weird spacey chunks of time. My doc started testing me the next day for what it was NOT and referred me to a rheumatologist. I started taking ACV&BS with water along with magnesium. Within 5 days my arthritis was feeling better. By day 10 my energy has improved sooooooooo much and my complexion is better too (rosacea).

I could never take ACV before because the taste was too extreme for me. But with the addition of baking soda, the ACV is so much more palatable!!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jillery (Rawlly, Nc) on 07/26/2018 89 posts

Try mixing in a little baking soda (1/2 t) with the ACV... it will fizz!!!! But then it will calm down.. then mix in some water. The baking soda makes the ACV taste so much better (to me... and I hope to you!! )


Kinesiology
Posted by Hazel (North Ayrshire) on 07/25/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Hi. Just wondered if any of you have tried or thought of trying Kinesiology for fibromyalgia? I have had several sessions at it and find it great. I suffer from anxiety and depression and I'm soooo glad I found out about this natural treatment. It's for use in all health issues and I have heard of people with fibromyalgia etc that have had exceptional results.


Ginger
Posted by Christina (Texas) on 06/15/2018 1 posts
5 out of 5 stars

Similar to Aurora's post from 2014 on eating an apple to reduce fibro pain, I use Raw Ginger to relieve pain. I cut a 1/4 inch piece and chew it while I work. Kids hate how strong it makes my breath, but it really works.


Magnesium Oil
Posted by Art (California ) on 04/14/2018 1508 posts

To update as promised on this post about mag oil and Fibromyalgia, I talked to my brother who has been using it for some of his symptoms for a good while now. He said it is very helpful for relieving aches and pains as well as muscle tension in his upper back, neck and shoulders related to his fibromyalgia and he likes the ease of application. Using it from a spray bottle adds to the ease of use also.

Art


Magnesium Oil
Posted by Art (California ) on 02/03/2018 1508 posts
5 out of 5 stars

It appears that magnesium oil may be helpful for people living with Fibromyalgia, according to the following abstract of a human study.

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J Integr Med. 2015 Sep;13(5):306-13. doi: 10.1016/S2095-4964(15)60195-9.

Effects of transdermal magnesium chloride on quality of life for patients with fibromyalgia: a feasibility study.

Engen DJ1, McAllister SJ2, Whipple MO2, Cha SS3, Dion LJ2, Vincent A2, Bauer BA2, Wahner-Roedler DL4.

Author information

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome characterized by chronic pain, fatigue, depression, and sleep disturbances. Its primary cause is unclear. Several studies have reported decreased intracellular magnesium levels in patients with fibromyalgia and have found negative correlation between magnesium levels and fibromyalgia symptoms.

OBJECTIVE:

To gather preliminary data on whether transdermal magnesium can improve quality of life for women who have fibromyalgia.

DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS AND INTERVENTIONS:

This is a patient questionnaires and survey in a fibromyalgia clinic at a tertiary medical center. Forty female patients with the diagnosis of fibromyalgia were enrolled. Each participant was provided a spray bottle containing a transdermal magnesium chloride solution and asked to apply 4 sprays per limb twice daily for 4 weeks. Participants were asked to complete the Revised Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire, SF-36v2 Health Survey, and a quality-of-life analog scale at baseline, week 2, and week 4.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE:

Questionnaire and survey scores, evaluated through intent-to-treat and per-protocol analyses.

RESULTS:

Twenty-four patients completed the study (mean [SD] age, 57.2 [7.6] years; white, 95%; mean body mass index, 31.3 kg/m2). With intention-to-treat analysis,

Revised Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire subscale and total scores were significantly improved at week 2 and week 4 (total score, P=0.001). Per-protocol analysis results were similar: all subscales of the Revised Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire were significantly improved at week 2 and week 4 (total score, P=0.001).

CONCLUSION:

This pilot study suggests that transdermal magnesium chloride applied on upper and lower limbs may be beneficial to patients with fibromyalgia.

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My brother has fibromyalgia so I am making him a mix similar to what I made my friend from high school days for her post-stroke nerve pain. I will post any worthwhile results here after my brother has tried it for awhile. I'm making his mix with vodka, magnesium flakes and msm with sweet orange essential oil.

Art

Acetyl-L-Carnitine, Alpha Lipoic Acid
Posted by Marxzanna (Tennessee) on 06/16/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I have been taking L carnitine for about two weeks and it is amazing. It has stopped the build up of lactic acid every time I would exercise. I have had fibromyalgia for almost 30 years. I was searching for something for the pain and I am so blessed to have researched this amino acid. I don't eat much meat so that may be part of the reason. I have twice the energy and I am not suffering with debilitating pain as of now.. If you suffer from chronic fatigue and fibro, give this a try. I just take the carnitine as a single pill with a fish oil supplement.


Borax
Posted by Acrane (Ms) on 05/09/2017
4 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

I have just recently started taking Borax for what has been diagnosed as fibromyalgia. I started taking concentrate of 1 tsp to liter of water and then take 1 tsp 3 x per day of that concentrate. (I have gradually increased to 12 tsps of concentrate each day since I am pretty sick, seizures, brain swelling, etc.) I have started taking 400 mg of magnesium and Tums (1000 calcium and 200 mg of magnesium) daily.. I am also taking a liquid multivitamin, mineral and amino acid supplement which keeps me from getting anemic. It has a 95% absorption rate which helps when you get older, etc.

I have bad thigh muscle pain, occasional calf pain and sometimes pain in the muscles around my shoulder. Pain medication does not help, Lyrica does no good. Pain rub Voltaren does help some.

Since starting the larger amount of Borax I have severe pain in legs and shoulder. One day I woke up in the morning and had NO pain for about the first 30 minutes after awakening. It freaked me out. I couldn't believe it!

I have gone back to a smaller dosage of Borax Concentrate and worked back up to 6 tsp a day. Pain is not as bad. I think I was having the Herxheimer reaction. (large die off). For the first time in years I have a little hope.


Dietary Changes
Posted by Grace (Palisades) on 04/25/2017

Gluten should be avoided. and beware that gluten and dairy cross react. It is wise to stop both, gluten, dairy. We stopped sugar, it is
Inflammatory, We use Xylitol, or just eat dates, feel much better. My medical doctors told me MD do not have time to do research and told me to see a naturopathic doctor if I wanted to know the causes, and since they have time to dig deeper, so if your were seeing an ND, will look at the cause.


MSM, Oil of Oregano
Posted by Vicky (Nsw Australia) on 03/17/2017

When I had groin pain I looked into it and found that that's one of the symptoms of kidney stones and drinking more water stopped it for me - and by drinking a glass of lemon juice in water first thing every morning- LEMONS do wonderous things...I had no idea. Hope this works for your son :)


Coconut Oil
Posted by Joy (Wausau, Wisc.) on 01/14/2017

How did u use it?


Get Tested for H. Pylori
Posted by Rucas (Sydney) on 01/07/2017

Hi Debra,

Read your post, I'm also in Sydney and would like to know where you purchased the thunder god vine, can't seem to find it anywhere in Sydney. Your help would be greatly appreciated.


Dhea
Posted by Rex (Engelwood, Fl) on 12/17/2016

What is high and what is low? I think the real answer to what is a high level of dhea may be a hidden. Just like the daily recommended value for magnesium which may be set super low considering some natural doctors are claiming 99.99% of us are all magnesium deficient. So maybe you should do your homework on what the natural world thinks regarding the mineral levels in your body and what the right amount of various minerals, vitamins, ect. is supposed to be. In the eyes of a natural approach friendly doctor rather than the enemy of our body, the Establishment.


Borax
Posted by Ros (Australia) on 12/13/2016

Yes, Himalayan pink salt is very good. I suffer with restless legs and boron helps he;ps. I take it together with magnesium. This combination helps to 'flush' calcium out of the cells. As we age the calcium slowly begins to build up in the cells where it causes calcification and aging. Once this process starts it is hard to get the muscles to relax. I sleep well and feel relaxed when boron is added to my magnesium. I take 1/8 tsp boron, 3tsp magnesium in a litre of water. I drink it throughout the late afternoon and evening.


Borax
Posted by Timh (Ky) on 12/02/2016 2073 posts

Good post Robert, on a big item issue many folks are facing. Many thanks to E.C. contributor Bill for posting so much good info and advise on using Lugol's Iodine.

Some points to add. To reduce the Iodine competitors, it is very important to install a whole house filter, or drinking water filter, and shower-head filter. Floride in tap or utility water is quite toxic. I found regular carbon filter was not sufficient in removing the floride so I filter then Ozonate and can feel the difference. Public swimming pools and spas are also a big source of chlorine or bromine.

To detoxify these Iodine competitors, take a warm or hot bath with a spoon of Sodium Thiosulfate for 30+ minutes. Sodium Thiosulfate is good for removing that bad elements in the body or in drinking or bathing water, but also reduces the good Iodine, so I would advise any method of high-end water purification.

Kelp Tablets may be used on a daily basis and the higher potency Iodine supplements used periodically. Some concern on radioactive Iodine in sea veggies like Kelp so one may need to research that. Some areas have little and some lots of radioactivity from Fukushima fallout. Scottish Kelp is said to be a good source.


Borax
Posted by Robert Lemmon (Columbia Sc) on 11/27/2016

Bromine, Fluorine, Chlorine & Iodine are all in the class on the periodic table. Iodine is what our bodies need in every cell and it is especially important to the Endocrine system, Thyroid etc. The other 3 elements take the place of Iodine in numerous situations in our bodies and we suffer ... So your 21st century likely has Chlorine from water, bleach etc, Bromine from Bleached Flour, fire retardents etc, Fluorine from toothpaste mouthwash and so forth all of which will be pushed out when you take in Iodine so you have to do it slowly over time so the boidy can eleminate. Look at the link below

https://www.sott.net/article/313795-The-Health-Wellness-Show-The-Iodine-Crisis-Interview-with-Lynne-Farrow

You can read the transcript or listen to it.


DMSO
Posted by Marcia (Utah) on 09/12/2016
5 out of 5 stars

DMSO for Fibromyalgia

I started taking 1/2 tsp of DMSO every night. It's the fourth day now and most of my stiffness and sore joints have disappeared. I started taking 1 oregano capsule every day, too, plus a capsule of garlic in the afternoon. But I have done those before with no results. The DMSO is amazing. I was getting so stiff I couldn't bend at the knee. My bursistis in my left arm is improving, too.


Monosodium Phosphate
Posted by Wayne (Andrews, Indiana) on 08/21/2016
4 out of 5 stars

Fibromyalgia: I have had muscle pain for over 40 years. I have taken potassium, sodium bicarbonate, magnesium, and calcium without relief. I started taking monosodium phosphate at 2 grams a day. This has brought about some relief which has allowed me to exercise with push ups without as much pain. Just thought I would share my experience.


Get Tested for H. Pylori
Posted by Debra (Sydney, Australia) on 08/06/2016 47 posts

Teresa do you mean the Thunder God Vine? I got mine from an Ebay provider and bought the powder but I have to measure it daily so the capsules may be more convenient.

As for the Inclined Bed Therapy, I used 2 bricks under each leg at the top end of the bed.

Yes, reducing inflammation has really helped the pain subside significantly.


Dietary Changes
Posted by Wayne (Indiana) on 08/03/2016

The problem with flouride is that the ratio too much / not enough is small. To paraphrase from J. D. Wallach's books Rare Earths and Let's Play Doctor, In 1972 Schwartz proved that flouride was an essential mineral. 1.5 mg/day is needed but the average dayly intake by Americans is 4.4 mg. Skeletal reserves in an addult man reach 2.6 grams.


Get Tested for H. Pylori
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 07/22/2016

Teresa, just hike up your bed at the headboard side, a couple of inches.


Get Tested for H. Pylori
Posted by Teresa (Camden, South Carolina) on 07/22/2016

Does this help with the pain? And how do I get it?


Get Tested for H. Pylori
Posted by Debra (Sydney, Australia) on 07/17/2016 47 posts
5 out of 5 stars

I have suffered for years from severe Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue and Electrohypersensitivity. EMF's would trigger the Fibro flare ups and in open spaces I would develop lumps throughout my whole upper body. In close proximity closed spaces like a car, if a mobile phone was used, I would go into complete paralysis. This was like severe severe Anaemia where no oxygen was getting to the brain because all the red blood cells were sticking together, something I aware cellular radiation does. With the lumps, my partner would painfully massage them out while I would scream into a pillow but each flare could last for months and if not massaged out, would sometimes keep me completely incapacitated, needing a carer. I was also diagnosed with Hashimotos but I managed to reverse this and return my Thyroid to normal although I still suffered from swelling on the left side. I've treated myself for heavy metals, mold, Fluoride and toxins all to no avail. I had so much trouble with detoxification because I only had one and a half pathways out of the five in phase 2 Liver detox that were working, the rest had shut down, leaving toxins to recirculate in my body.

A few months ago, I listened to Dr Amy Yasko talk on a stomach bug called Helicobacter Pylori. She went into the hidden symptoms, namely shut down Liver detox and Thyroid so for the first time in all my research, I considered this talk. I had no other symptoms but I went to get tested. My Doctor refused, saying I had no symptoms and it wasn't necessary. Eventually, after a lot of persistence she agreed to do the test to rule it out. Two days later I was called back in. My Doctor was quite upset and extremely apologetic. My levels of Urease were so high, it implied I had had this bug since childhood, which would be true as it is inclined to make one Anaemic and I had suffered that at age 9 and had to have injections. I am 55 now and this bug is classified as a class 1 carcinogen. I managed to reduce some of it with Mastic Gum but eventually had to have the Triple Therapy. The eradication left me with terrible discomfort in the gut but the Fibro symptoms changed.

During this time, I learnt about Inclined Bed Therapy and I raised the top end of my bed 6 inches. All the chronic inflammation I'd had moved down to the gut, hips and legs and I got a flare up of Fibro there which took me 2 weeks to recognize as I was so used to having it in my upper body and I never got it there. I managed to clear it by adding a Chinese Herbal called Thunder God Vine which is a powerful anti-inflammatory. I started this because it showed it killed 60 Cancerous cell lines and I was worried about Gastric Cancer from the Pylori. The next thing I knew, all inflammation in my body went down, my weight dropped to my ideal weight, and no matter what I ate, stayed there. Between the Inclined Bed Therapy (inclinedbedtherapy.com) and the Thunder God Vine, and getting rid of the H.Pylori, I am doing so much better. The Electro Hypersensitivity (EHS) changed too. I used to have to move at least 50 metres away from mobile phones to stop feeling them. Now it takes so much longer for those frequencies to cause inflammation, I get bad headaches from them rather than body inflammation but it all stops when I move out of range, and that never happened before. The Thunder God Vine (TGV) is also a powerful anti-viral and works strongly against Epstein Barr Virus and Herpes, both of which I have. It also works against Lyme Disease and all Autoimmune disorders. TGV is an immunosuppressant so is capable of recalibrating an overactive immune system. My brother in law is trying it now for MS as he's just lost the use of his legs.

Anyway I wanted to write this post and encourage anyone who suffers from Fibromyalgia to get tested for H.Pylori, even if you have no symptoms. If you've ever had Glandular Fever or have EBV antibodies in your blood works, try the Thunder God Vine. Its the only thing ever found to actually cure EBV and this virus is much worse than most would expect. It has 6 stages but only shows up in bloods in stage 2. It releases spirochetes just like Lyme does and it shuts down Thyroid and Liver function, just as the H.Pylori does.

I strongly suggest anyone with Fibromyalgia use the Inclined Bed Therapy. If you check out the website, you'll see its curing people of absolutely everything because it allows the Liver to continue detoxing 24 hours a day.

Dark Chocolate
Posted by Lin (Az) on 06/28/2016

Hershey chocolate is GMO chocolate. All the ingredients are GMO... Find a better dark chocolate like Lindt and Trader Joes brand search online for others. Just stay away from GMO products...

GMO stands for genetically engineered organisms...for those that don't know. Soy and corn are top GMO's sugar, fructose, veggies, grain like wheat well you get the picture. you have to search for the list. Many GMO's make their own pesticides..how do feel about that? Not good I am sure.


Test for Ehler's Danlos Disease, Type III
Posted by Priscilla (Birmingham, Al) on 02/16/2016
4 out of 5 stars

Hi. I'm new to Earth Clinic and think it's a great way to find information on Chronic Fatigue and other diseases.

I'm a 55 year old woman, with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; also multiple injuries (3 ruptures discs; ) history of endometriosis, etc. My medical history was long and extensive-including 8 surgeries; a visit to Mayo clinic, etc.

Eventually, I added an FMS specialist to my pain management physician, and PT. Interestingly enough, he found the cause of my CFS, FMS, etc. I have a genetic disease, Ehler's Danlos Disease, type III. This explained all my diagnoses. Then my rheumatologist suggested a clinical trial of Famciclovir 250 mg., three times a day.

By the way, my history includes Epstein Barr disease, several years before my symptoms started. The Famciclovir is supposed to bolster the immune system.

I was quite skeptical, but tried it. Three years late, I'm taking mostly Advil, instead of daily Rx pain meds. I use those only occasionally, now. Supplements helping include: Magnesium Malate; D3; and D-Ribose.

I am able to exercise now-without hat automatically throwing me into a flare. I haven't had a real flare in three years. Sleep better, less brain fog, also.

So, my comfort level is much better, and disability less. There is no genetic cure for EDS III at this time, but the : clinical trial; Advil (joint and back pain, ) and neuropathy meds. (Lyrics;) plus gentle PT have helped. My family has been supportive, as well as friends as church.

Overall, I'm much better compared to ten years ago. My FMS Rheumatologist (and the research) tell me that my disease is sometimes the cause of FMS and or CFS. Having the correct diagnosis is critical in determining treatment.

General information about EDSIII is available online. A Rheumatologist who specializes in FMS can make the diagnosis. He/she can then determine treatment, if you have it.

So, if there is a question that EDSIII might be the primary cause of CFS or FMS, I would strongly recommend seeing one. My life has improved a lot since I started seeing the rheumatologist, and continues to improve.


Borax
Posted by Timh (Ky) on 11/17/2015 2073 posts

J: Use the Pink Himalayan Salt during cooking or over foods like usual, and use Borax therapeutically as suggested here on E.C.


Borax
Posted by Joann (Mobile, Al) on 11/15/2015

Hi, I have fibro & rosacea. I have Pink Himalayan Sea Salt. Is that ok to use with the Borax?


Artificial Sweetener Link
Posted by Katy (Waynesboro, Va) on 10/30/2015

I, too, found that artificial sweeteners were causing fibromyalgia-like symptoms 10+ years ago. For me it was Splenda, the "natural sweetener that is made from sugar." BS. That stuff made me ill, even when aspartame did not. I thought I had "cured" my fibromyalgia---honestly, I thought I was misdiagnosed or that it wasn't a real disease. Now, years later, I am finding myself with the same symptoms despite a pretty clean diet. I definitely steer way clear of artificial sweeteners and try to avoid processed foods. Since my husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer, we have also cut out beef, pork, and decreased dairy fat.

All that to say that fibromyalgia is real. For some lucky ones, a change in diet and/or lifestyle could put them in remission for a while but I now know that that is what it was for me---remission. I suspect that I will find some good remedies to treat the symptoms for a better quality of life but I think I've got this stinkin' disease for life :(


Coconut Oil
Posted by Jamngrnma (Fl) on 10/25/2015

How was coconut oil used? How much?


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sajjad (Lucknow, India ) on 10/17/2015
4 out of 5 stars

Hi, your post on Apple Cider Vinegar was very inspiring. Suffering with Fibromyalgia past 7 years that has made me jobless. I tried ACV myself too. Must say it reduced my pain. I'm taking it past 7 days. How is your fibro now? Do you still take ACV? Is the pain gone permanently?


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sajjad (Uttar Pradesh) on 09/26/2015

Thank you for sharing a possible treatment for Fibro, I am curious to know the present day effect of ACV on your condition. Is it still working for u, the way it gave relief to to you earlier? I am a 31 year old man, robbed of a job by Fibromyalgia, desperately seeking solution to get out and better. Thanks


ACV and Baking Soda
Posted by Kennywally (Midwest) on 08/20/2015 48 posts

That headache could be a herxheimer reaction, give it a week or so. kw


Radiotronics
Posted by Kim (Petaluma) on 08/17/2015

Hello, I was intrigued by your post. I will look into homeopathy for my Fibromyalgia and severe Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I hope your wife is still doing well. I'm curious though - isn't Bartholinitis a condition that only effects women? Men don't get Bartholinitis.

Kim


ACV and Baking Soda
Posted by Kennywally (Midwest) on 08/17/2015 48 posts

That headache could be a herxheimer reaction, give it a week or so. kw


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Lori (Oregon) on 07/20/2015

Interesting to read. I've heard a lot about vinegar helping with different ailments but I'm still skeptical. I've had fibro for 22 years. At times its livable, at other times not. Thing is, I'm 68 and never sure what is pain from the fibro and what is just the "olds".

I'll give it a try, but after this many years, I've pretty much given up.


Borax
Posted by Tonia (Collierville, Tn) on 05/07/2015 3 posts

Thank You!!! I have been diagnosed with Fibro, (which my md and myself believe is bs) chronic pain, and CFS. I believe I've tried every med possible and they all have a side effect of more "Fatigue" finally am down to adderrall and provigil, and it helps but I am still exhausted by mid afternoon. Ready to be off all meds!


Borax
Posted by Marcin (Toronto, Canada) on 05/07/2015

I may be wrong but I think there is not a food grade borax. However, a product that contains only pure borax and no added chemicals should be fine. 20 Mule Team Borax is ok.


Borax
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 05/07/2015

That is what we use!


Borax
Posted by Tonia (Collierville, Tn) on 05/07/2015 3 posts

How can I tell if borax is food grade? The one in all the stores, walmart, kroger, target... is 20 mule team Borax, is this the correct one?


5htp
Posted by Bodulica (Barrie, CA) on 02/28/2015
0 out of 5 stars

I had very serious side effects with 5HTP: weakness, nausea heart fibrillation... For those sensitive to the increased level of the serotonin (serotonin syndrome, it is rare) - don't take it!


Avoid Raw Fish
Posted by Janis (Boston) on 01/28/2015

Oregano essential oil 6-8 drops with a carrier oil such as almond or coconut is very effective against fibromyalgia, arthritis, bursitis. Also Tarmarind juice can purge fluoride or so I've read. Cilantro will effectively purge heavy metals. The Vietnamese have been using it for years to do so. They make a soup with cilantro. There are several recipes online. It will purge, lead, aluminum, mercury from the system, through urination. There were many studies on this. After consuming this soup, the subject would urinate large amounts of metals out of their systems. Cilantro, is a staple in our home for that reason alone.


Minocin, Bromelain
Posted by Prioris (Fl, UA) on 01/05/2015

I can't find any pet brands so one needs to go to other sources. Just because one generic minocycline brand didn't work, doesn't mean another won't. One needs to experiment with different brands.

The biggest problem with getting the original minocin is cost. It cost a fortune. I think it is currently made by Valiant pharmaceutical. It could cost over $800 for just 60 tablets. If money is no object, I would get it. For most people it is too expensive..

There have been many positive reports on the ranbaxy and Teva monocycline.

Even though ranbaxy is a company from India, their US brand is manufactured in the US. It can be bought from walmart at low cost. With low cost medicare plan, I got a ranbaxy 60 100mg capsules prescription filled for $20. Whenever you fill a prescription from anyone, I would make sure they tell you who the manufacturer is because sometimes they will change suppliers.

You can get enteric bromelain from supplement place online. You need to get a prescription somehow; ask a local doctor. ask roadback.org website to see if doctors in your state or area.

for anyone with chronic disease, they need to look into minocin and the success it has had with many chronic diseases.


Minocin, Bromelain
Posted by Terri (Texas/usa) on 01/05/2015

How will I know to try Minocin if the pet store brand made your symptoms worse? What made you think to try the prescription route (other than mere desperation - I'm there myself)? Seems like I'd be afraid to try same med (generic or name brand) if it made my situation decline. Just a nervous question from someone thats had FMS for 28 years.


MSM, Oil of Oregano
Posted by Kimi (Co., US) on 12/31/2014

Google "healing naturally by bee". Completely clean up your diet:go 100% organic and take out all sugar, starch, wheat, dairy & processed foods. Change out all your products to organic (shampoo, lotion, dishwasher & laundry detergent, etc). Change out pots & pans to stainless steel. Only cook with organic virgin cold-pressed coconut oil. Also lather your body with it after you get out of the shower & also ingest it after every meal. Start with one teaspoon & work up to one tablespoon. Eat a LOT of good fat (organic animal fat, coconut oil, organic olive oil on salads) with protein at every meal. Take supplements with bragg's ACV drinks (apple cinnamon is the best! ): make sure they are organic and have no fillers, fructose, or soy. Stay away from GMO's and soy. You WILL get a healing, heximer reaction. Go slow. Make these changes over 2 months. You WILL feel better as your body kicks out the toxins (whatever it is-viral, bacterial, fungal).

This is not a diet, it's a new way of living and will give you a great quality of life going forward. They have support groups, too. You will eventually be adding back some fruit, gluten-free pasta at times, honey, etc. More the SCD diet, but that would be your choice. It may take months or a few years for your body to kick this out but it can be done. If you ever take oil of o, you have to take probiotics with it-like penicillin, it kills both good & bad bacteria. Don't forget prayer. And to pass this info on. It cleans out all diseases if you stick with it. Remember: you may feel worse at first so go easy on the changes but be deliberate & determined. Google Healing Naturally By Bee, and Weston A Price, and read his book. Google bentonite clay, ACV, and organic coconut oil. Eat an anti-inflammatory, all organic diet. Include organic ginger & garlic in your food. Take tumeric, either in pill form 1-2 300 mg or in warm water (1 teaspoon) twice a day. If you feel too overwhelmed, slow down with this protocol. You can do this. You will be well. God bless you and your son.


Dietary Changes
Posted by Alice (Mississippi, US) on 12/31/2014

I agree that FLORIDE is a problem with our health, and I do have fibromyalgia.

I drink spring water.

I have noticed that the only things people are talking about is drinking water, but you get much more fluoride in your body when you bathe than you do from drinking. Especially if you are like me and love a long hot soak to ease your painful muscles. Also, when you brush your teeth you need a bottle of water so you won't use the city water with fluoride. Same applies to cooking. I hope people are still following this thread.


Minocin, Bromelain
Posted by Mary (Yutan, Ne) on 12/21/2014

Can you please tell me how I can get minocin & bromelian


GAPS Diet
Posted by Faithwalk (Canada) on 12/17/2014
1 out of 5 stars

Warning

I checked out this Karen Brimeyers program, and it is a scam from what I can tell. The person writing it doesn't even use proper grammar!


Apple
Posted by Aurora (New Mexico, US) on 12/05/2014
5 out of 5 stars

What works immediately to reduce my fibromalygia pain attacks is to eat an apple, fresh or even dried apple slices. The malic acid removes the pain.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Mmsg (Europe) on 10/27/2014

Om, we don't have anything similar here. But wouldn't a grain, sitting a while in the closet or in the frig, be considered "aged"?


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Om (Hope Bc Canada) on 10/26/2014

dear Mmsg (Europe)

Aged white rice is sold here but I am looking for Aged brown long grain rice. The term is " Aged".

Does this clear it?

Namaste, Om


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Mmsg (Europe) on 10/26/2014

Oh, Om, so "aged" means "stored for some time", right?


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Om (Hope Bc Canada) on 10/25/2014

Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) ---

Oh my, I thought about to delete the "old" as it is really AGED grains. Sorry about that. There must be suppliers. I am looking into it.

Ordinary rice is good for hot climates. In wet, cold climates, millet is preferable. It can cause an imbalance, causing phlegm. However if the grains are stored for sometime, they are less starchy.

I always check with Ayurveda online when it comes to western designed diets. Allopathic doctors know nothing of nutrition other than what they are told to promote. Dieticians have studied where the faculties are funded by food businesses such as Kraft(y) etc.

Ayurveda and CTM are standing like giants for thousands of years. Image, an ayurvedic vaidya would first try medicine for his patient on himself. Here, most of our doctors would be dead. But lets no go into it.

Namaste, Om


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 10/25/2014

Om, what are "old aged grains"?


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Om (Hope Bc Canada) on 10/25/2014

Lou (Tyler, Tx)---I wish these doctors took an example from old established medicine systems such as Ayurveda and TCM.

OLD AGED grains are for diabetics but the west forbids it, making food choices difficult.

Totally ignorant of dietary facts which they have not studied, weakening the body instead with removal of a variety of valuable nutrients. It helps to do one's own thing with adequate discrimination.

Namaste, Om


General Feedback
Posted by Lou (Tyler, Tx) on 10/24/2014

I recently researched anesthesia detox for a friend who is in the nursing home with some type of cognitive decline (dementia or alzheimer's). It was brought on after two surgeries. Everything I came up with was glutathione, which detoxes the liver and and removes the fluoride from the anesthesia.


Dark Chocolate
Posted by Lou (Tyler, Tx) on 10/24/2014

One of the project leaders at my job kept a box of Hershey's dark chocolate bars in his drawer and ate one every day after lunch. I did the same thing. I still buy them today.


ACV and Baking Soda
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 10/25/2014

Dear Lou,

I had to smile. I think it tastes just like beer, too! Now I have not had a beer in decades but that is what I think when I have it. My husband says it does NOT taste like beer. :)

However it it does not give me a headache. Sorry it gave one to you.

Mama to Many~


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Lou (Tyler, Tx) on 10/24/2014

I use coconut capsules for constipation. I have cleared everything and don't seem to have any problems anymore. Also, garlic capsules and tumeric capsules work to help clear this. Eat an apple every night. It's fall and we're eating caramel apples (I know, sugar) but it's one way to eat them and enjoy them a bit. Try Ted's alkalyzing remedy--juice of one lemon or lime add 1/2 tsp. (man) 1/4 tsp. (woman) aluminum-free baking soda and stir until the fizz quits. Add water to make it 1/2 glass. Use a plastic spoon to stir this--don't add any metals to the mix. Drink first thing in the a.m. and last thing in the p.m.

This will probably hand you a huge laugh. The doctors told me to avoid rice with pre-diabetes. I eat cocoa krispies about a couple times a week. They make me go quite regularly. I use lactose-free milk. Not sure if this will work for everyone. I don't know why this would be bad, as they give babies rice cereal first when they begin to eat.

Lactose-free milk is also good for people with prostate problems (you don't have to get up so often in the middle of the night).


Avoid Raw Fish
Posted by Lou (Tyler, Tx) on 10/24/2014

I know Chlorella supplements and cilantro will detox some metals. Try looking up a recipe for cilantro pesto. Mine is pretty basic, although I don't remember exact measurements. But it is walnuts, olive oil, cilantro and garlic in the food processor. Just pull those ingredients' measurements out of a recipe with more ingredients. Hope that helps.


Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Lou (Tyler, Tx) on 10/24/2014

I just mixed some ACV and water and stirred in 1/2 tsp. aluminum-free baking soda. It's giving me a bad headache and tastes just like beer. I
HATE beer. Has anyone else noticed this?


DMSO
Posted by Prioris (Fl) on 10/12/2014

You may need to be on borax for 3-4 weeks. If that fails, you can try minocin (not generic minocycline).


DMSO
Posted by Jed (Canada) on 10/11/2014

Been taking DMSO 1/2 tsp in water at night, 5 drops lugols iodine in water in the morning and 1/4 tsp of borax in a liter of water throughout the day. I really noticed my energy level Go up and I could think better....Kind of like the brain fog has lifted. My joints and muscle stiffness has improved. I still have a hard time sleeping comfortably as it has improved just a little.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jean (Northland, New Zealand) on 10/02/2014

Thanks for this - I've had the same problem of the ACV being too strong. It goes very nicely with manuka honey too. I have just begun to use it for the bad mucus I get with fibro & it has helped immediately.


Minocin, Bromelain
Posted by Prioris (Fl, US) on 08/21/2014

I need to add additional information to this post. Most generic minocycline won't work. Only a few generics work since they are made similar to original minocin. All minocyclines are not made with the same quality. Most are crap.

I would not initially use bromelain when using normal minocin dose since it may increase blood levels 5 or 6 times. It is just something to experiment with especially with crappy minocycline brands. Some people experience herx so could be too much for them.



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