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Letters From Our Readers – Comments & Suggestions 04-30-08

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Good Doctor in Dallas…and Others

I found an awesome doctor for my Fibromyalgia. I have been seeing him for about a year and I have never felt better. He is a neurologist and has a PhD in psychology, so he treats not only the condition, but the mental effects of it as well.

He specializes in pain management and uses all sorts of cutting-edge treatments. He also does medical research and has written many papers on the subject of migraines and pain management. – Kris

Note: This is an excerpt from one of the 277 postings contributed so far to the FM Message Board’s Good Doctor message string, started by doxygirl. You can search by state or city to find names and contact info… and please list your own good doctor.


Energy Medicine and Cold Lasers

I am glad to see you are doing something on alternative medicine. [See the new Live Chat Q&A with Dr. William Collinge.] I have been working with [energy medicine] for about 4 years when a chiropractor started working with it. I am off all medication and my pain level from fibro is 0. I was on Oxycontin plus about 10 other medications for 10 years because without it I could not get out of bed. All of them are gone… I also use a cold laser diode… I use it whenever my pain may start up and it is amazing how it just knocks out the pain. My mind is starting to return also.

Pills only mask the symptoms; they don’t fix the cause. I would also like to see articles on homeopathy. It acutely helps to remove the causes, and get your body to work for you, not against you. This country needs to open up to what the rest of the world uses and down play the pills as the only thing to treat illness. They are so toxic, in some cases they do more harm than good. – Pat


Recommending Web Site to Others

Marvelous Web site! I have referred friends and colleagues to ImmuneSupport.com because of the information, products and well-being support it has provided to me. I believe in what the founder is attempting to accomplish and applaud you for the wonderful job you are doing. – K


Another Benefit of Magnesium/Greens in Diet

Re: Dr. Charles Lapp’s mention in his recent Live Chat that magnesium is one of his favorite supplements for ME/CFS & FM.

A new study indicates magnesium can reduce your risk of gallstones. See “Integrative Way: Make magnesium part of your diet,” in the Sunday, April 13 Sacramento Bee. – Sue


A Few Things That Have Helped Me

I was diagnosed with ME/CFS and FMS in January of ’07. I don’t have any money to try different protocols and treatments, but I have tried a few, and here is what has worked best for me so far.

1. First of all, I do agree we need to stay positive! It helps in all areas of health, because our body responds to our attitude; negative attitudes have negative effects on our body, and positive attitudes have positive effects.

2. After trying anti-depressants to see if they would help with pain and sleep problems and finding that none of them did, my doctor tried 3mg of melatonin. I take one about thirty minutes before I go to bed, and it helps tremendously with sleep issues.

3. Probiotics have helped me in so many areas. When I first started taking them, I improved for four days until I was thinking I might be going into remission. That was short-lived; my ME/CFS & FMS symptoms came back with a vengeance. But I have noticed some huge benefits that have stayed:

  • A little decrease in pain, or I’m better able to handle the pain
  • Less problem with constipation
  • My acid reflux problem is almost gone
  • Much better digestion
  • Greatly improved sleep
  • A little reduction in my extreme, bone-crushing fatigue
  • Better able to handle cold and heat
  • Less brain-fog.

Hope this will help someone! P.S. I also tried Lyrica for pain for two and a half months but it caused severe dizziness; my doctor took me off of it right away. It also did nothing to ease my pain… – Debby

Note: This information has not been evaluated by the FDA. It is generic and is not meant to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure any illness, condition, or disease. It is very important that you make no change in your healthcare plan or health support regimen without researching and discussing it with your professional healthcare team.

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