Treat Fibromyalgia with Drugs or Diet Changes?
Fibromyalgia is characterized by wide spread pain, identifiable by tender trigger points, and by its associated chronic fatigue. There ofter are other symptoms, such as brain fog, yeast infections, headaches, back pain, and other inflammatory conditions that include elimination or sleep problems and hormonal disturbances.
Even though the main stream doctors used to call it an illness of the musculoskeletal system, they recently reclassified it as a central nervous system problem, and started prescribing a drug originally developed to treat seizures (Lyrica). That is still treating the symptoms, not dealing with the cause.
Here is the official position from Mayo Clinic:
Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals.
Symptoms sometimes begin after a physical trauma, surgery, infection or significant psychological stress. In other cases, symptoms gradually accumulate over time with no single triggering event.
Women are much more likely to develop fibromyalgia than are men. Many people who have fibromyalgia also have tension headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety and depression.
While there is no cure for fibromyalgia, a variety of medications can help control symptoms. Exercise, relaxation and stress-reduction measures also may help.
They do not spend much time on finding the actual cause or causes of this syndrome, because that does not fit their perspective the need for one illness = one cause.
We see the causes from our The Four Master Keys for Vibrant Health perspective elimination of toxicity, malnutrition, stagnation and vibrational disturbance.
This week we are doing a Google Hangout on this topic, and you are invited. Ask your questions, get your answers to whether your Fibromyalgia Treatment should include Medications or Diet Changes, and which ones.