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I cured my fibromyalgia

My fibro turned out to be vitamin c deficiency, aka, scurvy. Scurvy has all of the syptoms ranging from arthritis, fibro, neuropathy, dental issues, skin issues, depression and the list goes on. It was created by a combination of low stomach acid being mistreated with antacids which further lowered the stomach acid and created major absorption problems. Humans are one of the few mammals on earth that do not product vitamin c. My multi-vitamin was not being absorbed and I am not a citrus person. I had no other source of vitamin c. No doctor or specialist was able to identify this either. It took me 5 years to figure it out. I researched low stomach acid which led to me scurvy and the next I ate lemons with my meals and it was immediate. No more pain, no myalgia, no neuropathy, no problems. I now look and feel like a did before this started and I am perfect.

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RJRelaxing
RJRelaxing

That is awesome for you. Its great that you were able to figure it out. Doctors quit looking too soon sometimes. It is important to look out for yourself. Enjoy your wisdom. May this help another person find an answer for their issues.

Fortunately my doctor ran a lot of blood work to be sure I did not have any deficiency. It has always made me sad that so many doctors do not look at the nutritional part of health.

Best wishes. -RJ
serenityha
serenityha

how ironic with your living in the citrus state. amazing and great!
keeska
keeska

Good for you! I don't know what we'd do without the internet. Years ago I told the doc that my younger son had scarlet fever and the doc told me that nobody has scarlet fever any more...that's an old disease. Turned out it was scarlet fever, confirmed by a throat culture. It's sad when you have to be your own doctor.

I'm so glad your symptoms went away.
jancam
jancam

Well...of course I went right to your profile to see if you were selling something..:-) :-) :-)
Amazing....
Good for you. !!!!!!!
I'm so going to get some lemons...no kidding......couldn't hurt.
Thanks for sharing this.
Hugs...jc
Enigma609
Enigma609

I looked to see if you were selling something too!!

I'm so happy for you! Such good news. My friend has fibro bad but I'm afraid to suggest it incase .... I don't know.....Too obvious??!!you would think our diets have vit C in it. Maybe fibro patients can't retain vit c? I don't know enough about fibro to make that assumption.

Its weird. I have chronic migraines and I've discovered that my head isn't on just right and I've had xrays before and after treatment. I've had some improvement and I went to a popular migraine only forum (which responded to me before) to show my success and positive results. I was suprised that nobody wanted to hear me. It's not a cure, but, it's like...its too obvious.

Anyways, so glad to know someone has found an answer and I'm so glad that you shared it.
deleted_user
deleted_user

I was having a problem with my oxygen level, my doctor put me on oxygen, n pretty much made me feel it was cuz of my weight. I started to investigate if it was a new medication my phsyc. Dr gave me apparently, i cannot take klonipan, stopped taking it. Watta u know, my oxygen went back to normal. Needless to say i switched doctors. We do have to be our own advocates. I was telling my pcp i had thoracic outlet syndrome, he didnt thinkk so, he referred me to my pain doc, sure enough he dx me with tos. Go figure. I am so glad for u etmk, plz keep us posted. Xoxo michelle
deleted_user
deleted_user

@keeska - About 4 or 5 years ago, I came down with a horrendous cough. I grew up with allergies and constantly coming down with various respiratory infections, and I have never had a cough like this. I woke up three times in the middle of the night choking and unable to breathe, and several times I coughed so hard I threw up.

Anyway, i had my yearly physical just over a week after the symptoms started, so I of course asked about this strange cough. Very few other symptoms (I was tired, but it's hard to sleep well when you're coughing so hard your whole body shakes). He said it was a virus and gave me antibiotics (what the hell?).

It was over a year later I figured out I had whopping cough (pertussis). You'd think the doctor would have at least considered this given that my primary symptom was a violent cough that left me gasping for air (and that violent inhalation at the end causing the distinctive gasping, "whooping" sound).

More and more I realize that doctors are often guessing. Sure, it's an educated guess, but some of them are so stuck on their supposed education and experience that they don't really listen or consider all the options. They just give out a quick fix, pat you on the head, then act exasperated when you explain that their "answer" doesn't seem to be working.
MeganElaine
MeganElaine

This is really interesting; in the book "Anatomy of an Illness as Percieved By The Patient" the author, Norman Cousins, was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis. He decided to forgo the course of prednisone usually prescribed with AS, and instead went on intravenous vitamin C. After a few months, he said that he felt completely cured. I was skeptical, since AS involves your spine/ribs fusing together, and I don't really think there's any cure for that. But if scurvy mimics that type of disease, his vitamin C cure would totally make sense.
keeska
keeska

@SGTRJ, it doesn't surprise me. A few years ago my older son (he was 25 at the time) had a horrible sore throat and cough. So bad that he went to the doctor twice for it. The doc wasn't impressed. Well, about a week later he coughed and loosened the skin covering his throat...a piece about 3" square came out with a cough. That happens with diptheria. He had all his immunizations when he was little. It was so odd that the skin that came out was intact. Never saw that before, so I did some research & learned that happens with diptheria. Scary for a mom to see. In order for your pertussus to be correctly diagnosed, you would have to have had a doctor who was 200 years old who had seen it before.

@etmk321, I'm so glad you tried vitamin c. And take all you want. It's not stored in the body, and your body only takes as much as it needs and flushes the rest out. In fact, high doses of vitamin c have been shown to have a calming effect. Are you going to share your discovery with your doctor?
deleted_user
deleted_user

@keeska I will for sure let my doctor(s) know. I am waiting to calm down first so I don't go ballistic on them. The discovery just took place this past week. I should mention how. It was the acupuncturists. I heard from both acupuncturists that my stomach was the problem. The first time was 2 years ago and the 2nd time was 2 weeks ago. The 2nd time stuck and that led me in the right direction.
deleted_user
deleted_user

i couldnt be happier for you, and im thrilled that you were able to connect the dots..maybe this will indeed help someone else suffering with something they cant figure out...!!! you have LIFE back, and thats wonderful to hear!! hip hip harray!!!! good for you, you go!! ~stinke~
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