Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia

Have you been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and not getting relief with your current treatments? Fibromyalgia is often described as a “garbage can diagnosis” yet it is a true complex, multifaceted disease. Rather that treating the symptoms of the syndrome we focus on what hormonal, biochemical or even allergic processes may be contributing to your illness.  A misdirected immune system is usually at the base of this process often perpetuated by different kind of gut infections.

The new criteria for fibromyalgia are the following- 19 pain locations and 6 self-reported symptoms: difficulty sleeping, fatigue, poor cognition, headaches, depression, and abdominal pain.

To put it bluntly, the diagnosis of fibromyalgia is rather arbitrary and is often made when the true cause of the problem has not been accurately identified. There are many contributing factors to the symptoms commonly referred to as fibromyalgia. Thyroid disorders, chronic yeast (Candidiasis), food allergies, chemical sensitivities, hormonal imbalances, and nutritional deficiencies are just a few of the possible contributing factors.

It is unfortunate and sad that so many women (2:1) suffer from autoimmune disease such as fibromyalgia. The Doctors of Gateway Natural Medicine with run the proper tests to effectively treat the cause.

This is a diagram of the locations that are tender with a patient diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Women who have been diagnosed with, or think that they might have fibromyalgia, need to have a detailed consultation regarding their health history. Depending on this history, their symptoms and a complete examination, appropriate testing should be ordered. Every attempt should be made to find out the cause of her symptoms and then an appropriate treatment plan formulated with correction as the primary objective. Accepting fibromyalgia as a lifetime problem with no hope is NOT an option.