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severe fibromyalgia and non-pharmaceutical treatment?

Being a 50 year old female suffering from severe fibromyalgia comorbidity hashimotos diesease, I am anxious to know if researh  has provided evidence for a non-pharmaceutical(with pharmaceutics) method for alleviating the s
tress of debilitation and pain.Ihave a PTSD condition too.
Yours thankfully Kirsten bjerregaard Kristensen,Denmark
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Hi Kirsten and welcome to the forum.

It just happens that I'm  familiar with all three of these conditions AND I'm a very big proponent of holistic and natural medicine.
Please go to a thread I started a while back here by searching under
"IWILLDOTHIS", using the forum's search engine.
You will find many helpful non-pharmaceutical suggestions to help alleviate
your symptoms.
I hope you stick around for a while-you seem to be possibly a great case study for me in regards to to my naturopathic medicine studies.
As far as research and studies for alternative treatments go, I have a fair amount in my office or saved on my pc,as anything I suggest, recommend or apply for myself or others ,has to be supported by proper research and studies.

Many years ago I managed to self-treat my PTSD successfully, after
immersing myself into Holistic Health, Energy Medicine, Hypnotherapy,
Meditation, etc. and since then I have enjoyed great health & never looked back.

Anyway, please give me more details about your self like: medical history,
medications, symptoms, lifestyle, PTSD  cause(s), fitness level, diet, significant life events,family & relationships, with some timeline if possible.
Feel free to include anything you consider helpful.

You may post here again (benefits other members and may receive comments from others as well) or you can message me directly (more personal and discreet / not public).

Best wishes.
7356842 tn?1405617843
Sadly, I m too exhausted right now, to write more in depth about my situation,but glad to receieve a responce from you.Have you tracked the research Developments regarding this issue?
Will write at a better moment later,
kirsten bjerregaard
1530171 tn?1448129593
Hi kirsten.

Sorry you're feeling exhausted.
I can understand the impact of your conditions on simple activities in your daily life, which most of us take for granted.

Have you  considered that your 3 diagnosed conditions might be connected. I'm sure this has crossed your mind.

Most of the research these days is largely funded by pharmaceuticals- which is by some estimates exceeds 75%!
However there's still less biased research outside the "predators turf" which I always prefer to check out.

The most recent and pertinent to your condition(s) :

---Effects of vitamin D on patients with fibromyalgia syndrome: A randomized placebo-controlled trial. PAIN®, 2014; 155 (2): 261 DOI: 10.1016/j.pain.2013.10.002
Key phrase: Vitamin D Supplements Reduce Pain in Fibromyalgia

---American Pain Society (2013, December 19). Links of childhood pain to adult chronic pain, fibromyalgia.

---Wiley (2013, November 5). Pleasure, pain brain signals disrupted in fibromyalgia patients

---Mayo Clinic (2013, October 27). Young people report worse fibromyalgia than older patients.

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (2013, May 2). Regular, moderate exercise does not worsen pain in people with fibromyalgia.

---BioMed Central Limited (2013, March 15). Alcohol, fibromyalgia, and quality of life.
Association between alcohol consumption and symptom severity and quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia. Arthritis Research & Therapy, 2013; 15 (2): R42 DOI: 10.1186/ar4200

--Winfried Häuser, Gerard Urrútia, Sera Tort, Nurcan Üçeyler, Brian Walitt. Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) for fibromyalgia syndrome. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2013, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD010292 DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010292-
Drugs to treat fibromyalgia just as likely to harm as help.

---American College of Rheumatology (ACR) (2012, November 11). Fibromyalgia and the brain: New clues reveal how pain and therapies are processed.

You may also do a search here in the Fibromyalgia Community, under
Dr. Garth Nicolson, the world's leading expert in Pathogenic Mycoplasma
infections and co-infections, underlying Fibromyalgia in the majority of sufferers. He is a part time Expect in medhelp.

---Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Publishers (2011, February 27). Hashimoto’s thyroiditis can affect quality of life even when thyroid gland function is normal.

----Journal of Clinical Investigation (2010, March 8). Metabolism: Understanding Resistance To Thyroid Hormones

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (2013, April 3). Research identifies co-factors critical to PTSD development.

Emory University (2011, September 6). Search for predictors of risk for PTSD: Meaningful associations dependent on reliable measures of pre-existing trauma.

PTSD Energy Therapies
Energy therapies can defuse bad memories.
Published on February 13, 2012 by Eric Newhouse in Invisible Wounds.

Hope you're feeling better soon.

Best wishes.
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