After suffering three years with Fibromyalgia, switching doctors multiple times without finding relief of my symptoms, I became an advocate for my own health. Originally diagnosed in 2008, I have been using my skills as a librarian to research what might be the root cause of my symptoms. As I came across information on Gluten Sensitivity, I was shocked to find many similarities to my troubles with Fibro. My goal is to make others aware of this disease while healing myself.
Through out my research, I have found many alternative treatments that have helped greatly lessen my symptoms. With modifications to my diet, and by limiting my exposure to chemicals I have been able to stop taking many medications that were prescribed by my doctors, with their expressed permission.
I truly feel that nutritional deficiency is the root cause of this syndrome, but no major research will ever be done to confirm this because there is no financial gain for pharmaceutical companies if they pursue this. If you are interested in seeing if this might work to relieve your symptoms, please read my getting started page.
Update: In June 2012, I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease. I am still gathering information about this controversial illness and will post more details as I learn more. There does seem to be a connection between Lyme Disease and Fibro/CFS. It seems that many people are misdiagnosed with Fibromyalgia and/or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome when they actually have Lyme Disease. There may also be a connection between Lyme Disease and Chemical Sensitivity. Perhaps eating a healthier diet boosted my immune system’s ability to fight the spirochete bacteria that has been making me sick.
Update: In December 2012, Lupus was added to my list of conditions. A month later, lab work showed some renal insufficiency. I am now left asking, did I ever really have Fibromyalgia at all or was this a misdiagnosis? Is Fibromyalgia just a label to placate patients when doctors are unable to identify what is the root cause of illness?
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