... are you taking from them... do you feel better?
Hi Morgans, wow, this is new to me that they actually have fibromyalgia and fatique centers now. We don't in our area. I can't really answer your question as to whether it can help you or not since haven't heard of them. I guess my question would be who are they? Are they doctors & medical professionals who run this? Does your rheumatologist approve of them? It sort of scares me when I hear of something new like this, & you are absolutely correct in checking them out before spending hard earned money to see if them can help you. What says your doctor would be first on my list to find out. Does your insurance pay or condone their practice woud be next. I think I may have an idea of what they are, & that would maybe be chiropractors who can by the way, be helpful with fibromyalgia, but are not the cure. There is no cure. Being proactive as you are & researching & reading every thing you can get you hands or eyes on is the first step.
Second is making sure you have no other conditions that prevent you from exercise. This in my opinion, is the most valuable tool with both fibro & CFS. See your rheumatologist who is the correct doctor to see for fibromyalgia, as he will check you out head to toe & make sure this is what is going on with you, and/or what ever else. They treat more than arthritis which a lot of people have in their mind. If these centers are physical therapy centers or chriopractic doctors, then I would trust them to help, but not to cure. I used to see a chiro, & they actually do a lot of physical therapy to help with these horrible diseases. PT can show you how to best exercise to stregthen your core muscles which is so important, warm water exercises which helps because under water you get equalized pressure & it helps the pain. Do some research, & ask some questions right to the place you are talking about. Ask them what they do & what their goals are, & how they plan to achieve them. PT, & chiro can teach you how to do most of this at home, & you can also do a lot of this yourself (except the pool exercises unless you have a swimming pool, but it needs to be warm water). Exercise is para mount to fibromyalgia & CFS. Hard to do when walking past the couch or bed, I know, but paramount. As long as your doctor approves, & you have no other health conditions that would prevent exercise, this is your most importmant tool with these two diseases. What says your doctor about these type of centers? I am just afraid it's just a money scheme since fibro has fianlly been recognized as a disease, & so many are out ther to make the almighty dollar. Please be careful & keep asking questions until you are satisfied & so is your rheumatologist & he/she oks this. Others may have heard of these & hopefully someone else will comment on it. wishing you the best & congratualtions for asking before jumping in with both feet...
You have to be very careful with these type of things. Some are just quacks who have no real answer. This one has a web site, read it carefully. These are run by Dr Teitlebaum who has some really odd ideas about fibro. I've read his book and alot was bull. If you have the time and the money to spend, its worth checking out for you, just be aware it may not be the miracle you need.
Hi Morgans, I subscribe to several fibromyalgia experts who are not rheumatologists, but one is a chiropractor, Dr. Roger Murphree, and Dr. Tennenbaum, I'm not sure what doctor he is, but he is on Dr. Oz all the time for fibro, and CFS. They seem to be very closely related, and are now treated the same. These kind of doctors seem to think that not prescription medication is the answer, but supplements, and diet changes. they seem to have good results. I would not hesitate to visit one of these specialties, should they be in my area, but I don't feel that a phone consultation is appropriate. I guess that I am a bit old fashioned in that regard. I have incorporated some of the supplements, lifestyle, and diet changes. They seem to have helped me with fatigue. I can say that much!
Best wishes to you, and I hope that you find the answers that you need.
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