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living with fibro

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  • Posted By: jkucks
  • August 11, 2011
  • 04:46 AM

I am 29 yrs old and have suffered with fibro since before they knew what it was. I also deal with degeneratvie disc disorder. There are a lot of opinons regaurding fibro, there are many degrees of fibro. It is a muscular disorder so every muscle is susceptible to it. Some people are more mobile and capable of being more active, others aren't as lucky. I do as much as I can. Some days that's a lot, some days not so much. If there is something I have planned that I know will cost me in pain I prepare by resting up the day before and utilizing my pain meds. Though I hate taking them, they make the difference of being functional or not. I have found yoga to be helpful. But to all of you who suffer with this terrible dissorder remember that many, in fact most people will struggle to understand. Spur of the moment spasms, muscles that draw into a concrete knot, stabbing, burning, shooting pains cannot be seen on the outside for the most part. People look at you and think you look just fine and that there isn't any thing wrong with you. Instead of being frustrated and angry with them remember that they don't know pain. Not the chronic pain you suffer from. Be thankful for them because you know better. I wouldn't wish this onto my worst and most deserving enemy. Godbless

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  • After being totally disabled with FMS, I have been out of pain and off meds for 13 years. I did it by balancing my hormones, initially balancing brain chemistry, cleaning up my diet, and clearing some toxins, which is likely something you won't hear in your doctor’s offices. What a happy surprise to experience recovery! I have been studying and working the past 13 years to help others in their recoveries. I want people to get well. Out of a passion to help others get well, I have written Reversing Chronic Disease: A Journey Back to Health, which is endorsed by Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum and 2 other MDs. Don’t accept the word "incurable." Keep fighting for restored health. If I can get well, why can't others...people like you. I believe something better is out there with your name on it. Patricia Stephens, Certified Nutritional Consultant I want to encourage each of you with fibromyalgia. I understand what you are going through. I have been there. After being totally disabled with fibromyalgia many years ago, I have been without pain and off medications for over 13 years. I didn't happen over night, but it did happen. Here is what I have done to get well. 1. Identify and correct hormonal imbalances using plant-based replacement.2. Initially corrected brain chemical imbalances, particularly improving a naturally occurring brain chemical called dopamine. 3. Cleaned up my diet and eliminated milk, a food that was causing trouble for me. 4. Cleaned up some toxins. Rheumatologists and patients typically don't understand the symptoms of hormonal imbalance. I want to help change that. The technology is in the here and now to identify and correct hormonal imbalance. Do a little research to see if you have symptoms of hormonal imbalance. If you have many of these symptoms, study to find out how to identify and correct imbalances. Here is a hug to each of you. I want you to feel well again. Patricia Stephens, Certified Nutritional Consultant
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