Re: any thing that has helped others with firbormyalgia,TMJ disorder & lumbar facet syndr
I was disagnosed with FM after completing Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer. I have also read that book referenced above, and it provides a lot of information. I got so tired of taking large amounts of meds that did nothing to really help me, only cover up my symptoms. There were so many days I spent in bed, unable to move and function because I feel to bad. I started doing some research and began reading a lot of info on Acupuncture and Herbs.
So I thought what the heck, couldn't hurt right???? I found a Chiropractor who specialized in pain managment, so I began doing Acupuncture and Chiropractic Adjustments twice a week, and then began adding in Vitamins and Supplements and deleting prescribed medication. After about two months, my condition improved so much, that I began to delete all of the meds I was taking for the pain. Now, 5 months later, I am down to once a week with Acupuncture and Adjustments, and I take a variety of vitamins and supplements recommended by my Herbologist.
I know a lot of people look at Alternative Treatment as a hoax or non-productive, and I admit, i was a bit skeptical, but after seeing and feeling the results myself, I have no doubt about it at all. Please keep in mind, that this form of treatment does take a little while to begin positive effects, however, i started seeing change in as little as three weeks. 5 months later, i have a more active and productive life, and I feel so much healthier. Good Luck!!