Effective Treatment For Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and Muscle Pain
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by Jacob Teitelbaum M.D.
Our study titled “Effective Treatment of CFS and Fibromyalgia”(Journal of CFS-see full text at https://secure.endfatigue.com/cfs-fibromyalgia/Effective-Treatment-Of-Severe-Chronic-Fatigue-States ) showed that over 90 percent of patients improved with treatment (p<. 0001 vs. placebo), with an average improvement in quality of life of 90 percent. Many patients no longer even qualified for the diagnosis of CFS or fibromyalgia after treatment! In support of our work, an editorial in the Journal of the American Academy of Pain Management (the largest multidisciplinary society of pain specialists in United States) noted ” the comprehensive and aggressive metabolic approach to treatment detailed in the Teitelbaum study are all highly successful approaches and make fibromyalgia a very treatment responsive disorder. The study by Dr. Teitelbaum et al. and years of clinical experience make this approach an excellent and powerfully effective part of the standard of practice for treatment of people who suffer from fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome”. These same principles work wonderfully for optimizing energy in those with day to day fatigue. Dr. Oz has also repeatedly invited us to present our work on Oprah and Friends.
What is causing these syndromes?
CFS/FMS acts as a “circuit breaker”, with the hypothalamus decreasing its function to protect the individual in the face of what is perceived to be an overwhelming stress (just like blowing a fuse/circuit breaker in a house). This center controls sleep, hormones, temperature, and blood flow / blood pressure/sweating. In addition, if your muscles do not have enough energy, they will get stuck in the shortened position and you’ll be in pain (think rigor mortis). This “Energy Crisis” can be caused by any of a number of infections, stresses, or injuries.
Five main categories of problems need to be treated- Think “SHINE”!
These are the 5 key areas that need to be treated for your ‘circuit breaker to turn back on’ and for fatigue and pain to resolve:
1—Sleep. Because the hypothalamic “circuit breaker” that is offline controls sleep, most patients need a mix of natural and prescription sleep treatments. For you to get well and pain free it is critical that you take enough of the correct natural & prescription sleep treatments to get 8 to 9 hours sleep at night! I prefer to start with natural therapies. An excellent one (which I developed –‘Revitalizing Sleep Formula’ by Enzymatic Therapy — 100 percent of my royalties for all products I develop are donated to charity) includes theanine, Jamaican Dogwood, wild lettuce, valerian, passionflower, and hops. Take 1-4 capsules 1 hour before bedtime. Ambien, trazodone, and other specific sleep aids that improve deep sleep can also help.
2–Hormonal deficiencies. The hypothalamus is the main control center, via the pituitary, for most of the glands in the body. Most of the normal ranges for our blood tests were not developed in the context of hypothalamic suppression or these syndromes. Because of this (and for a number of other reasons) it is usually necessary to treat with natural thyroid, adrenal (e.g.-glandulars such as Adrenal Stress End & DHEA), and ovarian and testicular hormones — despite normal blood tests! These hormones have been found to be reasonably safe when used in low doses.
Low thyroid, which reflects as fatigue, weight gain, cold intolerance and even unexplained infertility is especially common, and the majority of those who benefit from thyroid have NORMAL lab tests, so treatment trial should be given (using natural thyroid hormones) if symptoms are suggestive.
3—Infections. Many studies have shown immune system dysfunction in FMS/CFS, which can result in many unusual infections. These include viral infections, parasites and other bowel infections and, most importantly fungal/Candida infections.
4–Nutritional supplementation. Widespread nutritional deficiencies are common, and require dozens of nutrients. As people are tired of being part of the “Handful Club” (taking handfuls of supplement tablets each day), I developed a product that contains 50 key nutrients in 1 capsule and ½-1 scoop of powder taken daily (as a good tasting drink). Called the “Energy Revitalization System” by Enzymatic Therapy, it replaces well over 35 supplement tablets with 1 drink. Add Ribose (Corvalen) 5 gm(1 scoop) 3 x day for 3 weeks, then twice a day to powerfully jump start your energy.
5-Exercise as able. Do not push to the point of crashing the next day. Start by walking as long as you comfortably can (even if that is only 2 minutes). After 10 weeks on treatment, start to increase your walks by up to 1 minute more each day as able. When you are up to an hour of walking, you can increase intensity.
We wish you all of God’s blessings and our best wishes in your healing!
Jacob E Teitelbaum MD
1-Begin by doing the free online program at https://secure.endfatigue.com/health-interests/energy-analysis-program
The short Online Program is a free online, patented computer program that will analyze your symptoms (and if available, your lab results) and design a SHINE treatment protocol tailored to your individual case. This is my gift to you to help you get well NOW!
2- To find a physician who knows how to get you well: www.ABIHM.org . We also consult (often by phone) with people worldwide. For information, email Sarah at appointments@EndFatigue.com
3-the free Energy Analysis Program can analyze your symptoms and even pertinent lab tests to determine what is contributing to your fibromyalgia and how to effectively treat it (www.energyanalysisprogram.com )
Dr. Teitelbaum is a board certified internist and Medical director of the Practitioners Alliance Network. Having suffered with and overcome these illnesses in 1975, he spent the next 30 years creating, researching, and teaching about effective therapies for fatigue and pain. He is the senior author of the landmark studies “Effective Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia — a Placebo-controlled Study” & “Effective Treatment of CFS & Fibromyalgia with D-Ribose”.
He lectures internationally. He is also the author of the best-selling book” From Fatigued to Fantastic!” which is like a medical textbook on the illness, the “Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution” (Easy Reading), the popular Free Smart Phone App “ Cures A-Z” and “Pain Free 1-2-3- A Proven Program to Get YOU Pain Free! “(McGraw Hill 2006) His web site can be found at: www.EndFatigue.com