“I just wanted to let you know that my body is feeling really good. I am blown away that I am finally getting my body back, I feel like a new person. I also am realizing that I think I’ve had my symptoms since I was very little. More than anything, I just wanted to send this email to thank you. I had accepted the chronic pain and difficulty, and was assured by the doctors that nothing was wrong with me. It was a very difficult process being told over and over by doctors that I was fine, and that it was probably somatic and all in my head. It feels good to finally have answers, and I know my doctor will realize that I do have fibro when I see him next. You can tell how much healthier I am simply by looking at me.” — Jonathan F.
“In general, things have been getting much better which has been amazing to experience. I have been able to be out of the house longer, for even 10-12 hour days quite often. I finally did the diet for 2 months (July 17-Sept 17) and noticed that it helped a LOT! Specifically, I did not have nearly as much pain in my legs while on the diet, and I have had significantly more energy. I saw my physical therapist at the beginning of this month, and she was so amazed at how much stronger I’ve gotten. She said, ‘This is the most dramatic shift I’ve ever seen in any of my fibro patients. I don’t think you even need to come back and see me regularly anymore. Just keep doing your exercises and come back if you have a specific question or feel stuck on something.’ She also said she would be recommending the guaifenesin protocol to her other fibro patients. :)” — Amber S.
“I can’t thank you enough for pulling me out of the dark depths of this syndrome! I feel NORMAL again! Starting my 7th week of feeling great! I’m talking to lawyers, business people, and taking an ombudsman training course all to help start up my business “Senior Assist” a Senior Concierge Service. SO EXCITED! I’ll admit, the 2nd year was the hardest and I had my doubts, thinking somehow I was special and the protocol wouldn’t work for me. HA! Just had to be patient! Never been happier and am grateful for every day of my 2nd chance!” — Lynn P.
“I am doing fantastic! It is truly amazing. I have a life again….I feel so good most of the time that I forget I have FMS. I am so grateful.” — Libby H. (one of Dr Congdon’s patients on the guaifenesin protocol)
“I would recommend Dr. C highly. I may seem cliché to say Dr. C. has been a lifesaver, but it’s true. I was so depressed about my son’s pain, fatigue and he was really struggling in school. I have lived with my FMS for quite a while now, so I deal with my own symptoms, but it killed me to see my son suffering. He SO much better now and it is always a joy to see Dr C. and see her great smile greeting us AND even greater when she examines him and shows us his mapping and how much he has improved.” — Amy Y.
“I was lucky to find Dr. Melissa Congdon. She is just the compassionate, knowledgeable and encouraging doctor I needed to continue my treatment… Dr. Congdon has restored my faith that people suffering from Fibromyalgia can get better!” — Kristen V.
“My life is changing dramatically and I only see it getting better! I am off all medications – except Guaifenesin, which has no side effects. I am sleeping better and waking refreshed. I am out of bed every day and becoming more and more functional. I was even able to play tennis on Mother’s Day with my (adult) son!” — Adrienne B.
“You bring a unique combination of clinical expertise, wisdom, and compassion to your youngest patients and their families. As our son’s physician from birth to adolescence, you were an invaluable guide in helping us navigate the many challenges of parenting. From tantrums and toilet training to chronic sinus infections and troubling headaches, you were always there with sound advice and the least invasive treatment options. We will never forget how quickly you assessed that our then four-year old son had a potentially life-threatening intestinal obstruction and not the stomach flu—an early diagnosis that spared him from invasive surgery. Your extraordinary listening skills and diagnostic proficiency made all the difference. Combine this with your remarkable patience, generosity, warmth, and kindness and you have an amazing doctor. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your care and friendship.” — The Tulin Family
“Why wouldn’t everyone with fibromyalgia want to use this protocol?” — OB/Gyn at Marin General Hospital, following a presentation by Dr. Congdon