It is the only thing that will take away all of the symptoms caused by fibromyalgia, is all natural, has no side effects and can be taken with other medications. I would suggest you read the book "WHAT YOUR DOCTOR MAY NOT TELL YOU ABOUT FIBROMYALGIA" by R. Paul St. Amand and Claudia Marek. They have helped thousands of fibromyalgia sufferers to lead normal lives and go back to work. This protocol works very well if it is followed exactly and is totally worth the effort. They are now working on a blood test to diagnose fibromyalgia much faster and more accurately and hope to have it out in the next six months. I am a changed person and so are both of my sons!!
Guaifenesin protocol is an experimental, alternative treatment for fibromyalgia proposed in the 1990s by Dr R. Paul St. Amand. The proposed treatment involves three parts: titrating to the proper guaifenesin dosage, avoiding salicylates, and following a low-carbohydrate diet if the patient is hypoglycemic. Guaifenesin has not been approved by the FDA for the treatment of fibromyalgia, and the protocol has not been shown to be effective in clinical trials as of 2008. It has been adopted by many due to anecdotal evidence of success; however a clinical study in 1996 has cast doubt on the effectiveness of Guaifenesin.
Thanks, perhaps your advice shall benefit many.
I am happy that it works for you! I tried it, it did nothing whatsoever for me, I've had fibro for a little over ten years. All it did was cause me to smell a bit funky, like cough syrup!! ewwwwwwwwwww!
I've heard of other fibro patients having good luck with it, yet also have read that other patients find no benefit atall with guafenisen treatment.
As I stated, very happy it works for you and your sons!!
So sorry to hear that you could not make it work for you. If you are doing any part of the protocol incorrectly, it will not work. Believe me, I messed up quite a few times because I was so fogged and unable to think/understand clearly! It takes determination to make sure that you have no salicylates on your skin (personal care products) or in vitamins so that the guaifenesin is not blocked. You will not be able to find your clearing dose if you are blocking because of salicylates.
It does take patience for the phosphate/calcium deposits and symptoms to disappear. The cycles will gradually become less and less severe and a lot less frequent. My sons and I have body maps done to make sure we are clearing the deposits. The difference in the maps from 2 1/2 years ago is astonishing. These maps were done by a well qualified and trained professional. I have never seen Dr. St. Amand for an appointment, but have received great help with questions I had from the guai group - six people who have done the guaifenesin protocol and recovered.
I lost a kidney in an accident almost six years ago and have had type 1 diabetes for 23 years. Since phosphates are handled by the kidneys and my one kidney was really overworked because the fibro was causing insulin resistance and horrible blood sugars, I was VERY DOUBTFUL it would work for me. I had two fibro flare-ups that were so severe that they shut down my digestion temporarily which caused insulin reactions right after meals.
I was very stubborn and determined and it is really paying off. I no longer have migraine headaches, horrible pain every morning and most of the day, IBS that kept me housebound, and fatigue that would keep me on the couch for weeks. My hair, nails and skin quality is better, my skin no longer splits between digits and on private parts, and I can actually read a book and understand what I read. I was on 10 tramadol every day before guaifenesin and many days this was not enough. Now I only need about 2 every week or two. I can sleep through most nights and don't have nearly as much trouble going to sleep. Best of all, my blood sugars have really improved which means that my kidney does not need to work as hard and I may avoid blindness, amputations, and heart trouble among other diabetic complications.
The guaifenesin protocol does work, and if it can work for someone like me with only one kidney and diabetes, it will work for you too!! I urge you to try again, be very careful with the salicylates and be prepared for the clearing to happen slowly. After all, it takes a long time for the body to accumulate all those deposits and start to have all those horrible symptoms, and it will take time for your body to heal. I no longer call myself a fibromyalgia sufferer, I am a fibromyalgia survivor because of guaifenesin, and there are thousands more worldwide who say the exact same thing.
- Guaifenesin Information for Consumers
- Guaifenesin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Guaifenesin (detailed)
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