TESTIMONIES OF PERSONS WHO RECOVERED FROM YEARS OF PAIN FROM VARIOUS PAINFUL CONDITIONS
WHAT IS FIBROMYALGIA
Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals.
Symptoms sometimes begin after a physical trauma, surgery, infection or significant psychological stress. In other cases, symptoms gradually accumulate over time with no single triggering event.
Women are much more likely to develop fibromyalgia than are men. Many people who have fibromyalgia also have tension headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety and depression.
While there is no cure for fibromyalgia, a variety of medications can help control symptoms. Exercise, relaxation and stress-reduction measures also may help.
Adrenal Function in Fibromyalgia
The cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, but there seems to general agreement that stress is a significant precipitating factor in its development. It has been commonly referred to as a "stress-related disorder" because stress both precedes its onset and aggravates its symptoms. Some theories suggest that fibromyalgia may result from stress-induced changes in the hippocampal area of the brain; others from stress-induced disruption of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis (which affects adrenal function and cortisol production); and still others from low levels of the neurotransmitter, dopamine, caused by genetic factors and triggered by exposure to stressors, such as emotional distress, physical trauma, viral infections or inflammatory disorders. Another theory proposes that stress can affect the hypothalamus in a way that reduces sleep and the production of human growth hormone (HGH). People with fibromyalgia tend to produce inadequate levels of HGH. Cortisol, dopamine and HGH can all affect pain perception.
Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by lasting widespread pain and tenderness in muscles and connective tissue. It is usually accompanied by fatigue, sleep disturbances and joint stiffness, and may be primary or secondary to another underlying condition. It may also include various functional problems, such as difficulty swallowing or breathing, tingling of the skin, muscle spasms, bowel disturbances, sensitivity to light, anxiety, and brain fog.
Some of these symptoms sound similar to adrenal fatigue, and people with fibromyalgia are likely to also be experiencing some degree of adrenal fatigue.* The adrenal fatigue may either have preceded the fibromyalgia as a consequence of the precipitating stress, or develop as a result of the stress the fibromyalgia has caused.* The tip-off that there could be a low adrenal function component involved in fibromyalgia is decreased stamina and pronounced morning fatigue.* When these are present, adrenal fatigue is likely contributing to the symptom picture, no matter the cause of the illness.* Providing adequate support for healthy adrenal function during stress can be an important contributing factor in maintaining the vitality to avoid the stress-induced precipitation of fibromyalgia, and in facilitating full recovery from fibromyalgia.* http://www.adrenalfatigue.org/fibromyalgia
PARKINSONS' DISEASE (NEVILE)
My twin brother and I, are the youngest of 6 brothers, we are 65 years old.
Five years ago I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Despite all the medication, the deterioration has been constant and steady.
I am told that the development of the disease is typical, with tremors, uncontrollable shaking, and regular lockup of the legs in mid stride, making it impossible to move. I also experienced constant and sometimes severe pain, in the shoulders, arms, legs and feet.
Deterioration was at the stage, where it was impossible for me to get out of bed, without the assistance of one or more of my brothers.
This caused a tremendous strain on their health, as they had to get out of bed four or five times every night, to assist me to the bathroom.
One of the side effects of the medication I am taking is fluid retention.
For that, I was prescribed a diuretic.
In order to preserve their own health, my brothers (we are all bachelors, co-habiting), was discussing the possibility of placing me in a high age-care facility.
It scared me, to leave the home, where we have all lived together all our lives.
I was recommended to start to regularly take Laminine, along with my long list of Dr’s medication.
Due to the many side effects I am experiencing with the drugs, I was sceptical to say the least, but I was assured that Laminine was a food rather than a medication.
So I tried it and this is what has happened so far.
Three days after taking 2 Laminine capsules two times per day (morning and afternoon), I was able to get out of bed on my own.
This was in the morning and also during the night, giving my brothers their well-earned rest.
After taking Laminine for seven days, it was recommended that I stop taking the diuretic for at least one day, to see if there is fluid retention. There was none.
The result is that I could now sleep for at least six hours between bathroom calls.
I have not taken any diuretics since then.
After ten days, I decided to walk over, to visit a relative, living 2 miles away. It was an energetic walk. With the energy that I felt, I almost wanted to run the distance, as we used to do in our younger days. I have now done it twice.
The first time, they drove me back home.
On Sunday, I also walked back on my own. I have been taking Laminine now for three weeks, and I noticed that the pain in my legs and feet is not as severe. I am also back, doing what I like best, preparing the evening meal for my brothers.
I am seeing the specialist in the first week of August, and I hope, seeing my changes, he will want to take me off the other medications too.