I've had this most of my adult life and it's only in the past two years that it's become unmanagable though it's always hurt.
I take liposomic C, 6 grams a day, which, because of it's formulation, is like taking about 24 grams a day. It works as a anti oxidant and helps with what my doc calls oxidative stress. That causes pain and the C helps a lot. Without it I can't leave the apartment.
I'm on a mercury detox (or trying to be, its hard for me) and I take a million supplements. I'm seeing a specialist in Sac, Dr. Michael Powell. If you are anywhere nearby I'd recommend him.
My blood test indicate that my killer t cells are at 5% of optimal and I have a viral load. I figure this is true for most fibro patients. If you go to my doctors site you can probably figure out what tests you need.
Today I'm terrible (skin pain, huge) but other days I am better. Treatment has made a difference. I also take medical mj to sleep.
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