2013-12-27

#fibromyalgia #preventives

12.4: web.health/fibromyalgia/preventives:
27: summary: 
fibromyalgia is thought to have no cure,
but some respond to thyroid supplementation,
while others need a psychological cure like EFT .

fibromyalgia is linked to:
# Stressful or traumatic events,
such as car accidents
# Repetitive injuries
# Illness [infections?]
# autoimmune disorders:
Rheumatoid arthritis
Systemic lupus erythematosus (commonly called lupus)
Ankylosing spondylitis (spinal arthritis).
Dr.Mercola with Dr. Lowe:
Dr. Lowe's extensive experience with treating
both thyroid disease and fibromyalgia
has led him to believe that thyroid dysfunction
is a component of fibromyalgia .
. he recommends treating fibromyalgia simply with
thyroid hormone until the symptoms improve.
. in comparing theories about causes,
there simply is no competitor to
inadequate thyroid hormone regulation
that accounts for about 43 of the 46
subjectively verified findings in fibromyalgia
-- reduced brain blood flow,
inhibitory alpha-2 adrenergic receptors,
platelets that cause constriction of arterials
and cold fingers... .
What we learned about fibromyalgia is that
one set of symptoms:
chronic aching and pain that lasts for
three months or longer,
and a certain abnormal tenderness syndrome
are all classic hypothyroid symptoms.
. most fibromyalgia patients are either
hypothyroid or thyroid hormone resistant.
correlation thyroid and food intolerance:
After 2 weeks without eating any of the
common potential food allergens, such as
corn, wheat, dairy, citrus, soy and nuts,
nearly half of the 17 fibromyalgia patients
reported "significant reduction of pain,"
and 76% reported a reduction in other symptoms
such as headache, fatigue, bloating,
heartburn, and breathing difficulties.
After the food elimination phase of the study,
the patients were then instructed to
reintroduce suspects foods one at a time .
Some of the reactions to foods were
pain, headache, and gastrointestinal distress.
caused most often by corn, wheat,
dairy, citrus and sugar.
correlation thyroid and emotional disturbance:
. in nearly every case of fibromyalgia
seen by Dr.Mercola,
there is an underlying emotional component.
EFT can help, see also NST
(neurostructural integration technique)
-- [. like eft, nst appears to be a  psychology manipulator;
by touching certain areas you can
wake the mind up to the body's real needs,
instead of being in a virtual psychosis
that has the mind disregulating the hormones .]