Millions of Americans, mostly women, suffer from fibromyalgia. It is considered a stress-related immune disorder with the central cause being a low level of serotonin and reduced growth hormone. It is best described as an arthritic muscle disease.

Fibromyalgia is an arthritic muscle disease otherwise referred to as immune-compromised musculoskeletal pain.

Symptoms include painful, tender, recurrent aching points all over the body, diffuse musculoskeletal pain and stiffness, fatigue, weakness,headaches, confusion, migraines, chronic bowel problems, poor sleep,nervous symptoms, hypoglycemia, shortness of breath, cardiovascular problems, and allergies.

Causes A compromised immune system often preceded by a stressful event, magnesium deficiency, or possible viral connection, fibromyalgia is commonly associated with mitral valve prolapse. Additionally many fibromyalgia patients have undiagnosed or poorly treated thyroid disease.

Have your thyroid checked, complete with a thyroid antibody panel.

Dietary considerations
Follow an improved eating plan, avoiding sugars, fats, red meat, and caffeine. Take Kyolic garlic tablets daily.

Supplement support for fibromyalgia
For general symptoms, try:
• Royal jelly

To reduce pain and inflammation, try:
• Quercetin: 1,000 mg
• Bromelain: 1,500 mg

For brain balance, try:
• Brain Link, an amino acid powder
• Gingko biloba

For the musculoskeletal system, try:
• L-carnitine: 1,000 mg
• Magnesium capsules
• Malic acid
• Vitamin B complex

For natural antidepressants to raise serotonin levels, try:
• SAM-e: 800 mg daily
• St. John’s wort: 300 mg daily

For restful sleep, try:
• Valerian root extract
• Kava
• Passionflower

To boost immunity, try:
• Vitamin C: 3,000 mg daily
• Coenzyme Q 10 : 60 mg, three times daily

Lifestyle choices
• Have a regular monthly massage.
• Listen to a relaxation tape.
• Take a stress-relieving bath.