Below is a list of supplements that have helped people with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. Each month we will continue to update this list, so make sure to check back from time to time. We love "feedback", so if you have found a supplement, book, or doctor that has really helped you, please contact us, so we can add it to our list. Contact us at:
It is important to always check with your doctor before taking any new supplement. It is also important for me to mention that I am not a doctor, nor do I make any claims of cures. I am just like you...researching, experimenting, and seeking new doors to better health. I do work as a part-time nutritionist at a local health food store, so I am constantly learning about what works and what doesn't. I also travel to different health food stores in different states and towns and ask nutritionists what they have found that helps fibro sufferers. I have found this information to be very valuable.
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I want to mention, as well, that I am NOT being paid by any nutritional company to advertise their products on my "web". The products below are things that have helped me and others. A few of the products below are from multi-level marketing companies, but don't let that turn you off. I personally don't like multi-level marketing companies for many reasons, but if a particular product has helped one or more fibro patients, then I want to share that information and make that product available to you.
Additional note: I have tried alot of products, and almost all of the products below. When people ask me what I take on a daily basis, I share with them that I always take:
1) A Multi-vitamin
2) A Powdered Green Food
3) A Calcium-Magnesium Supplement
4) Vitamin C.
Those are my daily basics, and depending on my budget, I try and add anything that will add to the quality of my health.
While looking at the supplements below, keep in mind that people develop fibromyalgia for different reasons. What works for one person does not necessarily mean it will work for the other. For example, a person who developed fibromyalgia from the trauma of a car accident versus a person who developed fibromyalgia from the trauma of a medical drug will find healing through different supplements. This web page is to help educate you on the "options" that are out there for treating the varios reasons of why people develop fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia affects numerous parts of the body, so different supplements may be needed to help bring wellness to the different parts of the body. Thanks to Dr. Teitelbaum, author of "From Fatigue to Fantastic"and other researchers, we are able to capsulize the problems of fibromyalgia in the list below:
1. Adrenal Exhaustion and Sleeping Disorder
2. Nutritional Deficiencies / Absorption Problems.
3. Intestinal Problems (IBS)
4. Hormonal Deficiencies.
5. Immune System Problems
6. Shallow Breathing / lack of Oxygen in the body.
7. Endocrine Gland Problems
Dr. Teitelbuam (www.vitality101.com)
believes that Fibromyalgia may originate with the Adrenal Glands being
exhausted. (Your adrenals are located in your lower back area, just
above the kidneys). When a particular trauma strikes the body, the
exhausted adrenals shut down, thus affecting an area in the frontal
part of the brain, known as the hypothalamus The hypothalamus controls
the body's ability to sleep appropriately, and when this is no longer
working, sleep disorders develop. Your body needs to enter into
deep levels of sleep each night for a number of reasons. During deep
levels of sleep, your body releases hormones that help repair tired
muscles and other parts of the body. When the body does NOT enter
into these deep levels of sleep, the mind and the body begin to become
dysfunctional. The strain depletes other organs and glands from
working properly and
a downward spiral is set into motion. In fibromyalgia, the mind goes
into a fog, and the muscles become chronically painful and stiff. Let's
look at some solutions by clicking on any of the links below: