"IWillDoThis" To help Alleviate Fibro Symptoms
"IWillDoThis" inspired me to title and start this thread!
Please continue this thread with your suggestions and also your comments and questions.
Your participation will be extremely valuable. It may help improve the life of a fellow member (and your own)
Thank you and God Bless you all!
My two cents (sense of wisdom ?)*in dealing better with Fibro.
"For substance P-a neurotransmitter related to pain, use cayenne pepper powder, flour and water and make a paste-poultice to put over a cloth and then over the painful area.
For taming the effects of high tartaric acid (associated with fibro and other similar conditions) take malic acid. Tartaric acid is a muscle toxin that feeds off yeast metabolites and sugars. A very low carb diet avoiding sugars,flour,grains and malic acid supplementation up to 1200mg daily will make a huge difference.
Water soluble CoQ10 supplements also help with cellular energy production.
Cellular energy (mitochondial impairment) production is compromised in Fibro.
EVCO-extra virgin coconut oil- to replace ALL other cooking oils, will result in LESS inflammation, as there's no alteration using EVCO with heat. Also is anti-parasitic, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-viral! Go to the coconut research center website for more info. Also check out Oil Pulling with EVCO.
DMSO 30% solution with distilled water and only 10% solution for neck line and above -lab grade- applied in thin coats over clean painful areas is a great way to relief pain fast and to also get the antioxidant benefit s of DMSO.
Not available easily! Must be purchased from veterinarian supply shops, as it's not FDA approved. A very fundamental remedy for horses and farm animals. People that grew up in a farm will relate to this. Just follow the aforementioned instructions. Works real good for pain. I managed to take care of my bout of pleurisy a few months ago, using DMSO, Reiki and Self-Hypnosis. Otherwise, I would have been out of commission!
I was functional and actually managed to go to work without missing a day.
Magnesium oil, made from MGCl-magnesium chloride flakes and hot water 50-50. Place in plastic spray bottle when cooled down and spray all over body and rub. Leave on for 20-30 minutes and then shower. Great way to supplement,-as most fibro sufferers are Mg deficient- and also pain relief remedy. Do daily
for a couple weeks to build up Mg stores, then do every other day."
*Taken from an older post of mine.
Hope this is helpful and please continue this thread with your own suggestions!
Thanks so much for these helpful tips, I recently just bought EVCO not realizing all it's benefits - I'm so curious I will be reading up on it. I am closing the book on pain management and opening a new book of natural ways to manage this condition - your posts mean so much to me. THANK YOU.
EVCO - extra virgin coconut oil. Old cookie - I subscribe to a fibro e-zine and recently I read an article about how powerful food is in our diet - eating french fries can cause 3 months of fibro pain, fried foods are not good for us so I've been trying (with Niko's help) to start introducing better foods and some alternate therapies into my life.
I've swapped EVCO for all other oils when I cook, it's great for your hair, body and I have even tried oil pulling with EVCO. You can google "benefits of coconut oil" if you want learn more.
The free fibro magazine I subscribe to is: National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association - NFCPA - google it and sign up for their magazine.
Hey Cookie - you can find it at like a whole foods type store - more of a market usually. It comes in a jar with a screw top and is a solid at room temp.
I'm also trying all the things that Niko suggested above and I'll let you know how they work out. I've ordered my DMSO and await it's arrival, I've ordered the magnesium chloride flakes (MCF) and I found a great book on Transdermal therapy that I ordered used off amazon - I was reading about the benefits of MCF and it's pretty incredible if it helps. The book talks about people with fibro can have trouble absorbing magnesium by mouth and soaking in it gives many benefits.
I'm also using Helichrysum Essential Oil which is a great old remedy for pain. Helichrysum acts as a muscle relaxant and can unknot muscles when rubbed on as well as help general pain. a little goes a long way and I'm using it straight out of the bottle to massage on my neck as well as blending it into other carrier oils I use for massages. I would DEFINITELY recommend you try this - You can go to amazon and try it - it's much cheaper than other sites I've seen and it is helping me. Again a cheap alternative to try. I think the vendor that has it for less than $10 on amazon is called edensgarden.com.
I also use herbal plasters that can be purchased at oriental supermarkets or off the internet.
Some things to try at least. You should really do some research on DMSO and draw your own conclusions - having grown up on a farm I can't believe I forgot about this. The opinions vastly vary but if you live in chronic pain it might be worth a try - just make sure you only buy from vendors who sell it in a glass bottle - DO NOT buy it if it comes in plastic and educate yourself about it.
Just an update for those of you suffering with fibro pain that I am either the initial stages of trying all that Niko suggested or just waiting for certain items to begin the process. I'll update to let you know what is working and how it is working but I just want to encourage EVERYONE suffering with fibro to NOT let this get you down, to NOT give up in seeking relief.
Educate yourself on some of the things discussed in NIko's post - not everything will appeal or be right for everyone but even incorporating a few of the items might be helpful.
The main thing amazing me right now is that MOST people are magnesium deficient - deficiency mimics fibro pain. This is a very inexpensive easy thing to try and what if it works? If I could encourage every migraine, insomnia or fibro sufferer to read the symptoms of magnesium decificiency and then read up on the benefits of transdermal therapy. For less than $10 you might greatly reduce your symptoms.
Wow! This is some great info. Thanks so much for posting this. I am going to try these for sure.
Hi! I'm new to this forum and have Fibromyalgia. I am so excited to come across this post as I'm all for natural stuff instead of loading my body with more medicines. I have trouble sleeping because of Fibro pain and also have extreme fatigue. I plan on doing the Magnesium Transdermal Therapy and the Malic acid supplement . I have been searching online and looks like most of the Malic acid supplements come with Magnesium. Can I take these supplements while using the Tansdemal Magnesium oil? Is there such a thing as Magnesium overdose if I use both? I can't seem to find Malic Acid supplemetation alone. Any suggestions greatly appreciated!:)
You may purchase malic acid without magnesium.
Just do a search for "Pure Malic Acid Powder Supplement".
Apparently magnesium enhances its bio-availability, however,
I have not read any studies related to this.
Magnesium overdose is very rare, although people that take excessive milk of magnesia as a laxative or anti-acid, may experience some symptoms and possible calcium deficiency.
Excessive magnesium intake has a built-in safety mechanism called:
"loose stool syndrome" lol! Not from transdermal delivery, but from oral.
Magnesium is NOT recommended for people that suffer from kidney disease. Check with your doctor if you have any kidney issues.
Hope this helps. And post again. Share your experiences.
Thanks Niko! I am excited and hopeful:) Also, going to replace Splenda with Organic Agave light syrup in my morning coffee. If you have any more tips, please keep posting..this is indeed very helpful! Thanks again!
I will definitely be sharing my experience :)
Avoid all tart candies, throw away that cream of tartar in your kitchen if you have it, avoid jolly rancher candy, too. Apple cider vinegar has mild acids (acetic acid and malic acid) that help to flush the bad acids out of your system. A chewable vitamin c will add ascorbic acid, another beneficial mild acid. I take about 2 tablespoons of unfiltered apple cider vinegar mixed with water to make it easier on my esophagus. A couple of hours later I balance my ph with an antacid calcium supplement. It also helps to cleanse excess stomach acid. Stronger acids like tartaric and phosphoric acid are very harmful, so avoid the caramel-colored soft drinks that contain it. I take it on an empty stomach so it will go right to work. Another benefit is the vinegar helps to flush the positive ions (salt and aluminum) that make our blood too thick, you will feel more clear headed rather quickly as more oxygen is able to be delivered to your brain. The mother of vinegar makes the unfiltered vinegar better by supplying branch chain digestive enzymes to your digestion, another benefit.
Magnesium chloride brine spray can be purchased already in a spray bottle, but is more spendy than getting the flakes and making your own spray.
It is the best neck muscle relaxant I have ever used, very effective if sprayed on after I do forms of trigger point and active release on my neck muscles. Just wipe off the salt residue with a damp cloth after the mag spray has dried. Magnesium in muscle fiber completes the ATP muscle recovery process driving out "stuck" lactic acid. Malic acid helps this process in muscles.
Herbs and supplements used for aiding digestion can also help with overall muscle tightness when taken on an empty stomach. Ginger root, turmeric, holy basil and Bromeline (pineapple top enzyme). Not nearly as effective as magnesium though. These work like anti- inflammatories, they don't aid in the chemistry process of muscle recovery like magnesium does..
You are "my kind" of a person! lol!
It is very refreshing to read your post. Congratulations on your successful
reversal of fibro. You do remind me of my own quest for wellness- seems like another life now that I'm enjoying the best health ever.
One word of caution though. I'm not a moderator in this community
(I moderate a different one), however you may risk getting your post flagged
as spam or for breaking forum rules. I understand you have great intentions
to help and advise fellow members - we both come from similar backgrounds and ideologies- but posting websites- specially our own! whether promoting your services or not- is not allowed.
I'm only mentioning this, as you are new here and I wouldn't like to see
your membership in jeopardy because of this. (it doesn't get re-enforced all the time, but why chance it?)
Posting websites and links is allowed in private messaging between members, though.
Anyway, welcome to MedHelp and we'll see you around.
The forum needs more people like you.
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