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TOP TEN REASONS WHY YOU CONTINUE TO STRUGGLE WITH FIBROMYALGIA AND WHAT YOUR DOCTOR IS DOING WRONG

1. Auto Immunity is overlooked or mistreated

Everyone who walks through the door of my clinic has the same priorities. Here they are:

1-     Auto Immunity

2-     Blood Sugar

3-     Anemia

4-     Gut and Liver function

5-     Fatty acid metabolism

Auto Immunity is the top of the list because it trumps everything else. When your own immune system goes out of control, it launches attacks on your own body’s tissue.

Fibromyalgia is often left out of the list of auto immune diagnosis (remember, diagnoses are labels. Labels are for cans, not for people). Frankly, I’m glad it is left off the list. The medical world’s answer for auto immune conditions is steroids. If fibromyalgia were on that list, they would do an even poorer job of managing it.

A majority of the patients that I see with Fibro have an underlying auto immune condition. The immune system most commonly attacks the thyroid (causing your blood sugar imbalance), your adrenal glands (chronic fatigue, anyone?), and brain (fibro fog). Until we run the right tests to know that this is the problem, we cannot have all of the information to get you better the fastest.

REASON WHY YOU CONTINUE TO STRUGGLE WITH FIBROMYALGIA #2

2. It’s in your head. How many doctors have you seen that have told you it is in your head? This directly translates into: “I don’t know how to help you. Get out of my office.” All of your lab tests are normal, all of the imaging you have had are normal (a few of you may have even seen “white spots” on your brain MRI. If this is the case, I refer you to #1 on our countdown).

You condition is ACTUALY in your head. The problem is, is that it is every where else too, and your doctor is only as good as the drugs he or she prescribes. Fibromyalgia is a metabolic condition. You CANNOT DRUG YOUR WAY OUT OF A METABOLIC CONDITION.

REASON WHY YOU CONTINUE TO STRUGGLE WITH FIBROMYALGIA #3

3. Wrong tests ordered

I see this every day in my office. Some unfortunate individual will drag themselves in my office with stacks of blood work that they WASTED thousands on. The tests are usually a Complete Blood Count, A Chemistry panel, and TSH. They may also have ordered a group of tests ruling out auto immune diseases called HLA-B27. Why? Because these are what your insurance would pay for. This is not enough information to get you better. What about Immune panels, complete thyroid panels, Adrenal Stress Index, and food sensitivity panels? All of these are making your condition worse. We need all of these to make sound clinical judgment

REASON WHY YOU CONTINUE TO STRUGGLE WITH FIBROMYALGIA #4

4. Right test ordered, wrong results.

Medical doctors use lab reference ranges as a guide to determine whether or not you have a particular disease.

The easiest to use as an example is TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone). TSH is used to determine whether or not you have a thyroid condition. Traditional medicine uses the lab ranges of 0.5 to 5.5. In other words, if your TSH level is below 0.5, you have hyperthyroidism. If it is above 5.6, you have hypothyroidism. However, in order to have maximum thyroid function, your levels must be between 1.8 – 3.0. You can see this is a much narrower range.  You can be completely hypothyroid with a lab value of 3.5, yet your doctor says it is a normal test.

We use functional ranges, not lab ranges.

REASON WHY YOU CONTINUE TO STRUGGLE WITH FIBROMYALGIA #5

5. Medicate, medicate, medicate!!

Fibromyalgia is a neurological condition CAUSED by a break down in you metabolism. It is a metabolic condition. You cannot drug your way out of a metabolic condition. Drugs will help with your symptoms temporarily, but they will eventually make you worse because of the damage they do to your kidneys and liver. Do you really want to continue to gamble with them?

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REASON WHY YOU CONTINUE TO STRUGGLE WITH FIBROMYALGIA #6

6.  No diet changes

Most doctors don’t know squat about nutrition. If you go to your doctor and ask him or her about gluten, they will run a celiac test on you (that is a VERY inaccurate test) and say you don’t have celiac, so eat whatever you want.

Fact is, your condition is being caused by what you put in your mouth. The Standard American Diet (S.A.D.) is causing so much stress on your body that it is causing you to be sick.

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REASON WHY YOU CONTINUE TO STRUGGLE WITH FIBROMYALGIA #7

7.  Taking too many supplements

Yep. I said it. Taking too many supplements can make your condition worse. If you your fibromyalgia is caused by an auto-immune condition (your own bodies immune system, which is supposed to keep you from getting sick, actually attacks your own tissue and makes you sick), then taking supplements can actually trigger an auto immune reaction and make your condition worse.

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REASON WHY YOU CONTINUE TO STRUGGLE WITH FIBROMYALGIA #8

8- What about the thyroid?

Thyroid disease is often overlooked in fibromyalgia. If it is assessed, 99% of the time it is mismanaged. Every cell in your body has a thyroid receptor. When the thyroid slows down because of an auto immune attack, EVERY system in your body slows down. You may have fibromyalgia symptoms because of an auto immune attack on your thyroid.

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REASON WHY YOU CONTINUE TO STRUGGLE WITH FIBROMYALGIA #9

9- It is reversible!

All too often in the medical world, a doctor will diagnose a patient with fibromyalgia (if they even believe in it) and say, “Well Mrs. Jones. There is nothing we can do. You are going to have to live with it.” And then they write a prescription for Lyrica and an anti-depressant.

This is not the answer. I have spent the last 5 years in Idaho helping people overcome the icy grips of fibromyalgia. If you treat it correctly and make the correct life style changes, it is reversible.

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REASON WHY YOU CONTINUE TO STRUGGLE WITH FIBROMYALGIA #10

10- The condition is real.

I really don’t care what other health care professionals have told you. Fibromyalgia is real. It is not in your head (well, it is. It is a neurodegenerative disorder, so yeah, its in your brain). It is a very real disease that is destroying millions of lives across the country. It is real. I have seen the devastating effects it has. But, it is reversible.

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