Fibromyalgia is one of those conditions that doctors and patients avoid diagnosing too quickly. They run a battery of tests to rule out other factors contributing to the pain and fatigue that patients experience. Then at the end of months of trying to find answers, regretfully the doctors will determine their patients have fibromyalgia. The problem in their minds is that there are no cures, no solutions, only medication to throw at the problem, never improving the symptoms or the patients’ lives.
My journey with fibromyalgia was very similar to this. I didn’t want to agree that I had it, and I attempted to do everything possible to change it. But what I didn’t realize is that there was a way to change it, just not the way I thought.
My doctor was very aware of the protocol and tested me for fibromyalgia in a very peculiar way, running his hands down my arms, legs, and shoulders, and drawing marks on a diagram of a body. He concluded right away that I had fibromyalgia and showed me the step to following the protocol. Eventually I did see things clearly, and followed the protocol, but it did take me awhile to agree to it.
So you are wondering how to know that you have fibromyalgia. Recently, Dr. Congdon and Dr. St. Amand decided to clarify the description of fibromyalgia so that patients would know that this is what they have: unexplained pain and unrefreshed rest.
Yes, it’s that simple.
No need for a battery of tests. If you are waking up unrefreshed, and/or you have pain that comes and goes, unexplainable, then you can conclude that you have fibromyalgia. These are the two most prominent symptoms of fibromyalgia, but there are so many more. I have a document of symptoms that you can download yourself and go through, circling the symptoms that you experience and see for yourself.
Since the kidney is the primary function that determines whether or not your body can eliminate excess phosphates, then if it is not functioning properly, your body’s cells will deposit the excess phosphates in other parts of the body, causing the undue stress on normal bodily functions, including the nervous system, digestive system, reproductive system, and ATP/muscle memory. All of these functions can gradually improve following the protocol.
If you have any questions about following the protocol for fibromyalgia, please do not hesitate to call me or email me. I am here to help!