Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia

Condition Description

Chronic widespread pain associated with tender spots on skeletal muscles (called trigger points). Pain often radiates from these areas when there is no injury or apparent cause.

Common Symptoms

  • Widespread musculoskeletal pain lasting more than 3 months
  • Chronic fatigue and/or low quality sleep
  • Anxiety, depression or cognitive problems (known as “fibrofog”)
  • Less commonly: weight fluctuations, nasal allergy symptoms, hypersensitivity to environmental factors (odors, bright lights, loud noises), digestive upsets like diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, gas, belching and/or bloating

Underlying Causes

  • Mineral deficiencies including magnesium, calcium and potassium
  • Yeast overgrowth
  • Food allergies
  • Hormonal problems like hypothyroidism, adrenal insufficiency, and female or male hormonal deficiencies
  • Mold allergies

Traditional Approach

  • The Traditional Approach: does not recognize any causes, thus treatment is symptomatic
  • Antianxiety medications like Alprazolam (Xanax), Clonazepam (Klonopin), Zolpidem (Ambien), Trazadone (Desyrel), Buspiron (Buspar), and Temazepam (Restoril)
  • Muscle relaxants like Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril)
  • Antidepressants like Amitriptyline (Elavil), Duloxetine (Cymbalta), and Minacipran (Savella)
  • Anticonvulsant medicines like Pregabalin (Lyrica), Gabapentin (Neurontin) or antihypertensive medicines like Clonidine (Catapres)

EHAC Approach

  • Look for and treat mineral deficiencies like magnesium, calcium, and/or potassium
  • Test for and treat any yeast overgrowth, food allergies, mold allergies or hormonal problems

Success Stories

 

Condition Treated:

Fibromyalgia, Low Thyroid

Initials:

A. G.

Date:

07/11/03

Story:

There has been improvement in energy level on 3 gr Armour Thyroid. Fatigue and muscle pain have also improved with diet and Diflucan. My clarity of thinking, coldness and moodiness have also improved. I haven't had a sinus infection in several months.

Dr. Sultan’s Comments:

Thyroid is not only important for energy production but it also affects each and every organ, each and every tissue, each and every cell and each and every reaction inside a cell. Therefore, it is important for optimum brain function. That is one reason she noticing improvement in her mental clarity.

Condition Treated:

Fibromyalgia, Fatigue

Initials:

S. S.

Date:

07/09/99

Story:

It has been two years since I started treating myself using Dr. Sultan's Environmental Medicine approach. I believe my problems came about as a bad combination of long-term organic solvent exposures, peri-menopausal era of my life and an inherited tendency towards allergies. Over the past two years, Dr. Sultan's approach had helped me to eliminate a long standing Candida syndrome and I no longer need any treatment to maintain no symptoms. I was diagnosed with very low thyroid function and natural supplementation and magnesium has reduced the terrible burning pain in all my muscles and AT LAST I'm moving on to a regular exercise program. This in combination with hormone supplementation has taken me to a new level of recovered wellbeing. Last which should have been first (except I'm so whatever) I finally have energy to take on my biggest hurdle - my food sensitivities! P.S.: I was able to reduce my cholesterol from 280+ to 190 using natural supplements! No side effects!

Dr. Sultan’s Comments:

Here the main causes were chemical sensitivity resulting from organic solvents, hormonal in the form of low female hormones and low thyroid, and allergy in the form of yeast overgrowth. People are often given a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia. It is a garbage can diagnosis. Fibromyalgia means you hurt all over there is no injury or no cause to explain your pain and misery. That is not true. Most of fibromyalgia results from nutritional, hormonal deficiencies and allergy. Fix these causes and you say good-bye to aches and pain, chronic fatigue and other associated symptoms.

 

Condition Treated:

Fibromyalgia, Syncope, Chest Pain

Initials:

S. R.

Date:

09/08/98

Story:

For approximately 8 months before I came to Dr. Sultan, I was breaking out in hives daily. I was very irritable and had severe headaches. After coming to see the doctor and receiving treatments, CET and Mold injections, Thyroid medicine, and Iron and Calcium, I have greatly improved. In a little over 4 months, all of these symptoms have disappeared, and I feel wonderful. My family has also noticed that I am much more pleasant to be around. As I look back at how I felt in April, I can hardly believe that I was that miserable.

Dr. Sultan’s Comments:

This reminds me of the following story:  A zoo acquired a giraffe and put him in a ten feet high fence. The next day he was found wandering around. They put him back in his enclosure and raised the walls to 15 feet. The next day he was found to be out again. The zoo authorities raised the fence to 25 feet and again as usual he was found outside the fence. His neighbor a zebra asked him “how high they need to build the fence?” The giraffe responded, “they can raise it as high as they want as long as they keep the door open.”  It is not how many physicians you see; it is what is being done to treat the cause.  I admire Sharon’s persistence that even after 25 physicians she still did not give up. This is the quality of successful people-they never lose hope and never, never give up.

 

Condition Treated:

Thyroid Magnesium Treatment

Symptoms:

Headaches, weight gain

Initials:

C.M.

Age:

63

Story:

“Since I have been coming to Dr. Sultan I have more energy, less muscle aches, pains and most of all I have almost no more headaches thanks to the low-carbs diet I am following. The low-carbs diet has helped me with weight loss and mental clarity. Dr. Sultan has put me on the right path. Thank you! I sleep much better now!” April 2018

 

Condition Treated:

Magnesium Deficiency and SIFO

Symptoms:

Stomach pain, chronic fatigue, insomnia, joint/ muscle pain

Initials:

L.B.

Age:

31

Story:

“I have only just been seeing Dr. Sultan for 6 weeks. I came to him with a very long list of complaints. Severe and agonizing stomach pains, chronic fatigue, insomnia, joint/ muscle pains, the list goes on. For approximately 5 years I felt like I was barely living. I was depressed, exhausted, in pain and confused as to why doctors could not help me. I was also skeptical of what Dr. Sultan said he could do. Today just 6 weeks since starting treatment. I came to the office gleaming! I am already feeling much better! I was able to mark numerous improvements on my charts rather than countless complaints. Those agonizing stomach pains are essentially gone! Joint and muscle pain over 75% better. I am sleeping more sound and although I am still experiencing fatigue it is improving day by day. Although my life circumstances remain the same, I find myself handling anxiety and depression far better. I am very much looking forward to continuing treatment and feeling better and healthier through it! Dr. Sultan has my complete trust!” April 2018

 

Condition Treated:

Benign Prostate BPH

Symptoms:

fatigue, weight loss, weak muscles, sick to the stomach, unable to move

Initials:

F.B.

Age:

83

Story:

"F. and I have been married 58 years, I had never seen him this tired, sleeping so many hours, weak muscles, so much weight loss, 20 pounds, unable to get out of his chair or sit in his chair or even take the top off a bottle of Gatorade. He saw his doctor and two urologists who did tests and concluded a prostate problem (Benign Prostate BPH). This is what he was told with very little time with them. One urologist gave F. medicine that he could not take. The other urologists handed him a form for another prescription drug! He was told there was surgery if this does not work. He was too old for that! Frank was going in the wrong direction and getting worse. A friend, D.L., drove us to see Dr. Sultan, her doctor, who helped her overcome a serious health problem, MS. After comprehensive analysis, many blood tests, and intravenously taking magnesium. Many causes for his poor health surfaced and were worked on. After almost three months Frank has gained 15 pounds, can sit, sleeps less, can drive, he is on the road for recovery. Frank is working along with Dr. Sultan who is finding and eradicating the causes of his problem." August 2017

 

Condition Treated:

Obesity (Adult)

Symptoms:

Weight gain, severe fatigue, headaches, abdominal pain, muscle and joint pain

Initials:

K.M.

Age:

42

Story:

After 2 years of trying to figure out what was wrong with me (through my family physician) and having test after test done for my abdominal pain – basically poked and prodded in every way – nothing was found. Through my visit with Dr. Sultan, I have felt much better. After being diagnosed and treated for Candida and allergies, in a month’s time through diet and treatment I feel completely different. I no longer wear my husband’s blue jeans, I don’t hurt when I wake up – muscles and joints – and I don’t want to sleep all the time! I am staying up later, sleeping better, and doing more than before. Thank you for finding the health problems and not guessing!

 

Condition Treated:

Chronic Fatigue

Symptoms:

Severe Fatigue, Sinusitis, Severe Muscle Pain, Joint Pain, Burning Skin Sensations, Brain Fog, Loss of Cognitive Skills, Weakness, Tripping/Falling

Initials:

M.F.

Age:

37

Story:

We found, thanks to Dr. Sultan, yeast (took Nystatin and/or straight acidophilus), food allergies, multiple chemical allergies (rotation diet, avoidance) muscle spasms in face due to allergies, spring and fall; TMJ. Shots given for 1 ½ years. Also low thyroid (put on desiccated thyroid), anemia (iron supplements), low magnesium (slow mag) and low adrenal function (low doses every other day and every other month on/off, ½ tab Medrol – no bloating. Also used sunlight therapy and 6 “Basic Preventative” vitamins – from this office – daily. Result: After having chronic fatigue syndrome …. For 9 years and couldn’t get out of bed, I am now in hyper drive at 38 and love it. I can raise my twins, I have energy, can volunteer, and go back to work. Seeing tons of friends, participating in tons of activities. I kept up the B.P. vitamins and sunlight therapy for 3 years after seeing Dr. Sultan (just as backup). It has now been 5 ½ years and I’ve never been healthier in my life.

 

Condition Treated:

Psoriasis

Symptoms:

Nasal allergy, chronic sinus problems, stuffy nose, psoriasis, gas, coated tongue, heartburn, headaches, and muscle stiffness

Initials:

M.R.N.

Age:

54

Story:

After suffering with chronic sinus problems for over 30 years, I felt it necessary to seek medical attention from a different direction. Following my initial visits to Dr. Sultan, and having an allergy series, I have noticed a tremendous decrease in such symptoms as stuffy nose, sinus infections, psoriasis, gas, coated tongue, heartburn, headaches, and muscle stiffness. I feel much better during the day and evening as well; I pursue my family goals, personal goals, and professional endeavors. The change has been nothing less than remarkable to me over the past two months.

 

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