May 25, 2012

Dr Flechas on Fibromyalgia

Posted in Fibromyalgia tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:41 am by PCOSLady


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PCOS Lady:
You will learn many things about your condition… I will say even enough to tell your doctor what tests and treatments to try…
~ Dr. Flechas is a nationally known speaker on the diagnosis and successful treatment of Fibromyalgia, one of the 10 most frequently misdiagnosed syndromes in North America …
~ Dr. Flechas is a nationally known speaker on the diagnosis and successful treatment of Fibromyalgia, one of the 10 most frequently misdiagnosed syndromes in North America today. Dr. Flechas is considered to have broken a paradigm in effectively treating Fibromyalgia pain without the use of anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, or narcotic medications. His treatment involves the use of Nitroglycerine to increase Nitric Oxide, a natural pain killer found in the body. He has recently found the use of essential oils from plants to decrease the pain of FMS.
Dr. Flechas is a family practitioner, specializing in the treatment of fibromyalgia and chronic pain. With over 700 fibromyalgia patients, he has a wealth of information to share.
Dr. Jorge Flechas has developed an effective protocol for treatment of Fibromyalgia Syndrome.
Although this statistic may be significantly understated due to the frequent misdiagnosis of this debilitating syndrome, Fibromyalgia afflicts between two and four percent of the population in the United States today. Fibromyalgia appears to be most frequently present in women with a ratio of 20 women to every 1 man. It is especially prevalent among those women in the age range of 35 to 55. The average age of first onset is 45. It has been diagnosed in teenagers and in children as young as seven years of age.
~ Muscle pain – Hurting All Over
~ Fatigue
~ “Tender Points” in specific areas when pressure is applied
~ Sleep Disturbance
~ Recurring Headache
~ Morning Stiffness
~ Memory Problems
For a more comprehensive review of the diagnostic criteria associated with FMS, Please visit the website of the National Fibromyalgia Research Association at the
FMS has been discussed in the medical literature for many years. It was first described by William Balfour, a surgeon at the University of Edinburgh, in 1816. Our medical alertness to this syndrome is on the rise, and as a consequence more and more patients are being diagnosed in today’s medical environment. It is of interest to note that health care practitioners in China have no recorded incidence of Fibromyalgia, nor does it appear in third world health clinics as predominantly as it does in Western nations such as the United States.
~ The National Fibromyalgia Research Association …
~ Fibromyalgia FAQ
~ Abstract: &quOT;Alternative Treatment of Fibromyalgia Using the Oxytocin-Hormonal-Nutrient Protocol to Increase Nitric Oxide”by Jorge Flechas, MD, MPH

March 25, 2012

Fibromyalgia Research, Groups, More

Posted in Fibromyalgia tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:33 pm by PCOSLady

– The Cure Zone, & Fibromyalgia
– Hypothyroidism Support and discussion group – Alternative medicine, diet, cleansing, dental cleanup… Hypothyroidism = Too Little Hormone. – Malfunction of the Thyroid Gland An open forum for discussion on natural ways of curing Hypothyroidism and preventing recurrence…
CHART: A “key” in being diagnosed…
~ Excellent chart…
~ The Fibromyalgia Research Foundation: The link between …
Hypothoidism and fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia Research Foundation
~ Fibromyalgia Research: Overview on research related to fibromyalgia. …
Most of the research findings in fibromyalgia point to a malfunctioning of the central nervous system (CNS), which …
Who Gets FMS? (Fibromyalgia)
Answer: According to a paper published by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), fibromyalgia affects 3 to 6 million – or as many as one in 50 – Americans. For unknown reasons, between 80 and 90 percent of those diagnosed with fibromyalgia are women; however, men and children also can be affected. Most people are diagnosed during middle age, although the symptoms often become present earlier in life.
People with certain rheumatic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (commonly called lupus), or ankylosing spondylitis (spinal arthritis) may be more likely to have fibromyalgia, too.
Several studies indicate that women who have a family member with fibromyalgia are more likely to have fibromyalgia themselves, but the exact reason for this—whether it be hereditary or caused by environmental factors or both—is unknown. One study supported by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) is trying to identify if certain genes predispose some people to fibromyalgia.
Reference: NIH Publication NO. 04-5326 June 2004
Article: Restoring Cellular Energy Metabolism
by … October 2012


Fibromyalgia (FM) and chronic fatigue syndrome are conditions that often occur together and are believed to have a similar underlying cause.

There’s accumulating evidence that defective production of AFP is the culprit. Makes d-ribose a natural candidate for therapy for both.

A published case study showed that a woman with both experienced a decrease in symptoms following supplementation with d-ribose.

A larger study followed 41 patients with both. Subjects took 5 grams of d0ribose 3x a daily until reaching a total of 280 grams. There was a significant improvement in all five categories on a standard score:
~ energy
~ sleep
~ mental clarity
~ pain intensity
~ well being
On average, patients reported a 45% increase in energy levels.

Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome remain complicated and perplexing to scientists, these findings offer real hope for a solution.
~ Navigating Fibromyalgia … History, charts, etc… Highly informative site…
D-Ribose: Energize Your Heart, Save Your Life – Life Extension
by JG Goepp – ‎Studies reveal how D-ribose can protect against cell damage during a heart attack and help rejuvenate heart muscles that have suffered injuries from previous …
Ribose – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
D-Ribose was first reported in 1891 by Emil Fischer. It is a C’-2 carbon epimer of the sugar D-arabinose (both isomers of which are named for their source, gum arabic and ribose itself is named as a transposition of the name of arabinose.
~ National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
~ American College of Rheumatology (ACR) …
~ Nay and Craig in Pinterest… A nice board on Fibromyalgia and chronic pain, has the links, sites, blogs, etc…
RECOVERING WITH T3 … By Paul Robinson
~ Hypothyroidism & Fibromyalgia, plus…
~ Natural thyroid extract therapy and for all GP’s and Endocrinologists. With a Foreword written by Dr. John C. Lowe, BA., MA., MS, a fibromyalgia, thyroid, and metabolism researcher and Director of Research for the Fibromyalgia Research Foundation in the US
~ Live Strong site…
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