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Monday, October 6, 2014

What is Causing Your Fibromyalgia - Suzy Cohen


"The muscle pain and tender points can become rather painful, and sometimes disabling but I believe there is an underlying cause, perhaps infection, nutrient deficiencies, mitochondrial dysfunction, the drug mugging effect of medicines and more. I’ll elaborate shortly, but you asked me to confirm the uses of  your medicines. The Lyrica (pregabalin) is used to soothe nerve pain and can make you drowsy.  So can the hydrocodone which is used to reduce a pain chemical called “Substance P” and the citalopram (Celexa) is classified as an antidepressant but that’s not necessarily how it’s being used. Sure, it lifts a brain neurotransmitter called serotonin, which improves mood and reduces pain. Antidepressants that improve levels of both serotonin and norepinephrine may be even more effective. My point is this class of drugs is often used to relieve pain, not necessarily for depression. All three require prescription.

The cause of muscle pain varies greatly from person to person. Try not to concern yourself too much with the name of your disease or your “diagnosis” because the labels you take on as an identity make it harder for you to overcome.  Just think in terms of having symptoms, rather than diseases, it’s more pleasant."

http://suzycohen.com/articles/fight-to-find-out-what-is-causing-your-fibromyalgia/

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