Do you feel like you are not the partner or parent you want to be because of your symptoms? Are you missing out on the fun things in life because you are exhausted, foggy, and in pain? You’re not alone.
Many doctors do not know how to accurately diagnose or treat fibromyalgia. Some doctors think fibromyalgia is all in our heads, or that we are lazy or exaggerating our symptoms. I’m here to share with you that there are many options to treating fibromyalgia other than prescription drugs that often don’t work in the long term and can have terrible side effects.
What is Fibromyalgia ?
This first module will introduce the characteristics of this common pain condition, typical lab test results, typical non-pain symptoms in fibromyalgia, and the significance of growing pains
What causes Fibromyalgia?
We’ll deepen our understanding of fibromyalgia by exploring its root causes (the answers may lie in our genes). We’ll also address the role of adverse childhood events on fibromyalgia symptoms.
How is Fibromyalgia diagnosed?
This section will orient you to the most common methods of diagnosing fibromyalgia, and why some of them (i.e. the tender point exam) should not be used. We’ll review the American College of Rheumatology Diagnostic Test, the currently available blood test for fibromyalgia (and one in development), and finally Dr. St. Amand’s mapping evaluation for fibromyalgia diagnosis: it’s 100% accurate, and can diagnose fibromyalgia earlier than other methods or in those people who have more fatigue than pain. Notes include:
Is Fibromyalgia real ? Research study results
We’ll continue on to address misconceptions of fibromyalgia by reviewing research study results that prove fibromyalgia is a real condition and is not just in our heads. The results of these studies of fibromyalgia patients show:
Dr. St. Amand’s revolutionary hypoglycemia diet + the importance of proper hydration
The first Game Changer is Dr. St. Amand’s hypoglycemia diet. This module will introduce the diet and explain how this food plan can help you keep your body sugar steady, avoid blood sugar crashes, increase energy, decrease pain, and improve mood and sleep. We’ll also explain how to determine if you should do a 3-week trial of this food plan.
Why exercise is important, and how to exercise without crashing
Next on the list for improving quality of life for fibromyalgia patients in exercise. In this section, you’ll learn how to use exercise to increase your number and function of mitochondria to increase energy, improve mood, and maybe improve sleep and decrease pain (and perhaps slow or prevent vision loss). We’ll also share advice on how to successfully work with a trainer.
The groundbreaking Guaifenesin Protocol
This section is about guaifenesin: what is it, and how is it used to treat fibromyalgia? Dr. Congdon and the majority of her patients have found the guaifenesin protocol to be the MOST important part of their recovery! We’ll share a guide on how to use the guaifenesin protocol to reverse your symptoms and feel better over time.
Mind-Body Therapies to balance your nervous system
Studies show people with fibromyalgia spend a great deal of time in the fight or flight response, and this can increase our symptoms. This module gives examples of many therapies you can do at home that can help you feel better quickly, and these techniques might decrease the severity of your fibromyalgia symptoms over time.
Other medications to treat Fibromyalgia
Other medications exist to treat Fibromyalgia, including LDN and supplements such as Vitamin D and Magnesium. This section will address the problem with opiates, including research showing the 3 FDA-approved prescription medications for fibromyalgia medications might not work long term. We’ll also cover information about muscle relaxants and antidepressants, how LDN might significantly decrease fibromyalgia symptoms, and the use of cannabis.
Your Brain May Not Be Getting Enough Oxygen at Night
45% of people with fibromyalgia have obstructive sleep apnea, even if they are not overweight and do not snore. If you are not getting enough oxygen to your brain and body at night, you will not feel better no matter what treatments you try for fibromyalgia.
What Your Doctor May NOT Know About How To Accurately Test Your Thyroid Function
Fibromyalgia patients are at increased risk of low thyroid function. Here, we’ll cover what thyroid specialists say about the most accurate test of thyroid function and the thyroid tests you should ask your doctor to order.
Graduation and Course Summary
You’ve made it! To conclude, we’ll summarize the main takeaway points Dr. Congdon covered in the course and reviewed the next steps on your path of managing fibromyalgia to feeling well again.
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