FIBROMYALGIA NO MORE! MY STORY
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- FIBROMYALGIA NO MORE! MY STORY RN by dhale
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Recovery Is Real!
What is it like to have fibromyalgia? Millions of people could give countless
stories of their struggles with this often Debilitating disorder. However, few
people can give positive Accounts of the results of their recovery. My story, I
feel ultimately does just that. As you read this account, please keep in mind
that if you suffer from fibromyalgia, you needn't suffer any longer.
My name is Denise Hale a.k.a. Dee. I am 48 years old and married to a wonderful
man named Phil. We have been married almost 27 years and have three children,
Ryan 23, Tim 21, and Danielle 8 years old.
The Long Haul
I have had fibromyalgia for 29 years. My symptoms began long before doctors
knew what fibromyalgia was. That doesn't negate the symptoms, they still
existed. In 1974 shortly after entering nursing school, I was required to have
much dental work done. At that time, I had to have several silver fillings
placed in my teeth (a.k.a. amalgam fillings). Little did I know just how
profoundly those 'little fillings' would affect my life! More on that later.
Within a year, I began to experience chronic recurrent pain and muscle spasms in
my head, neck, between my shoulder blades, and in my lower back and legs. To
make matters worse, I suffered from chronic persistent sinus drainage, TMJ
problems and chronic fatigue syndrome, a problem potentiated by a lack of sleep
and stress due to the rigors of nursing school. Throughout my 3 years of school,
I received massage therapy, ultrasound treatments and exercised by riding a
bicycle everywhere I went. Nothing relieved the pain, only lessened it at times.
"My muscles are at war with my body," I used to say. No one knew what was wrong
with me. Tests for arthritis always came back negative despite my strong family
history. Over the years, these nagging persistent aches continued, with ever
increasing limited mobility. When the weather changed drastically, I knew it,
because the way that I felt changed. I often wondered what the elderly folks
meant when they said "the weathers changin', I can feel it in my body." I now
know what they meant.
Exercise is truly the best thing for fibromyalgia, but it is no fun when you
feel as if you've been hit by a 'Mack truck' a day later. I have found that
water aerobics seems to be the least stressful form of exercise for fibromyalgia
as well as for people with arthritis. It seems to work best on the muscles and
the connective tissues.
The Journey Down The Wrong Road
On April 8, 2002, I had a root canal procedure performed on my right upper
molar. Within one month, I began to have severe pain in my right hip and in both
legs and feet. This type of pain was different from anything I had ever
experienced before. It became difficult to go up and down stairs. The pain
persisted throughout The day and night. At that time, there didn't seem to me to
be a correlation between a root canal and hip and leg pain.
A Chance Meeting?
On may 30, 2002, I met a mother of one of my daughter's classmates named Debbie.
As we talked, I informed her that I had fibromyalgia. Little did I know that my
journey to wellness was about to begin. Debbie suggested that I read two very
important books. The first one was titled 'it's all in your head - the truth
about amalgams' and the second book 'uninformed consent - The root canal
cover-up'. She told me about a holistic health care practitioner, master
herbalist and dr. Of iridology in San Diego, California who is a well known
fibromyalgia specialist who could help me. "people from all over the world go to
San Diego to see him, not just for fibromyalgia, but for many health problems'
she said. Well, I thought, I’ve been down so many 'rabbit trails' over the
years, one more won't hurt! His name is dr. Keith Barton and Debbie
encouraged me to call him and talk with him. Why waste his time I thought and of
course, it seemed easier to see a holistic health care practitioner/chiropractor
closer to home. This soon proved to be another waste of time and money. Finally,
after reading the previously mentioned books, I learned just how dangerous the
mercury in my silver fillings had become to me. Mercury is poisonous and is
known to be one of the most toxic substances known to man. 'Amalgam fillings
have been in use since 1833. Each amalgam filling contains 52% mercury and for
many years, they were believed to be one of the causes of many human ailments.
However, it became the preferred treatment of choice for dental restorations due
to its low cost and desirable and durable qualities.' (1)
Opinions vary from one end of the spectrum to the other.
Two Steps Closer
After calling and talking with dr. Barton, he asked that I give
Him a history of all illnesses, including childhood illnesses, current
medications, past and present antibiotics taken and all dental work that I have
had done in the past, along with any other pertinent family history. He
requested that I send him a panorex x-ray of my teeth. Soon I began a program of
herbs under Dr. Barton's close supervision. Every day he wanted to know how I
felt on each of the herbs for approximately 2-3 weeks, until he was sure that my
treatment plan was right for me. Because everyone has different needs, my
treatment program was based according to my needs. After reviewing my history,
it was determined that I most likely had four chronic ailments that contributed
to my fibromyalgia symptoms: mercury and nickel toxicity (I also had a nickel
crown and bridgework in my mouth), candidiasis (yeast overgrowth) and parasites.
These conditions I later found out are fairly common in many people.
Change Is Good!!
As I began my treatment program, within months changes began to take place.
Increased energy, weight loss of 17 pounds over 3 months, muscle aches began to
diminish and 'fibro-fog' gave way to greater concentration levels. As hormone
levels returned to normal, hot flashes went away. That is worth bundles to any
woman going through menopause! My sugar cravings ceased as I began to educate
myself more about the proper foods to eat. Abdominal bloating as well as
irritable bowel syndrome went away as the parasite problem was resolved. Over
the past nine months, I have seen 7-8 fatty lipomas disappear, and 2 rather
large cysts are continually growing smaller after 20 years. These things, in and
of themselves are very fascinating to me.
The Liver Cocktail - Nourishment For The Liver
Dr. Barton started me on a daily liver cocktail to nourish my liver. He refers
to the liver as the "furnace filter" of the body. Everything filters through the
liver. In essence, your liver is your lifeline. If your liver is not properly
nourished, your body recycles the same old toxins, along with the ingestion of
and addition of new environmental toxins. That gets old and so do we!! Through
all my years of nursing, I’ve never known just how very important the liver
really was. After drinking the liver cocktail for 6 months, my cholesterol
readings went down from 197 to 160, triglycerides from 257 to 101, all well
within normal limits. My hdl and ldl (good and bad cholesterol) were previously
'Out of wack" so to speak and are also normal now.
My husband did not get involved in the herbal treatment program right away, but
he did drink the liver cocktail with me daily. His cholesterol had been elevated
on and off for years. He has always been careful about his diet, but has not
always been successful at keeping his cholesterol down. After 6 months on the
liver cocktail recipe, his cholesterol is now normal. The liver cocktail recipe
contains all natural vegetables, fruits and olive oil run through a juicer once
a day. The recipe can be obtained from dr. Barton. (phone # later).
What About The Teeth?
Despite all efforts to help me, to be completely successful, my teeth had to be
repaired. A dental revision was necessary. Dr. Barton works with numerous
specialists in several fields of medicine as well as several herbal companies.
Together, they are constantly striving to improve their methods of treatment.
Some are dentists, holistic health care practitioners, medical doctors,
chiropractors, chelation therapists and herbalists to name a few. Together, they
comprise what I call “the holistic health care team", working toward a common
goal, wellness for their patients.
The amazing results of dental revision
In November 2002, I went to san Diego to see dr. Barton. He referred me to one
of many of his dental specialists and followed my course of treatment throughout
the whole procedure. Following my dental revision, I saw one of his chelation
specialists for a series of chelation treatments. The care I received was
excellent. Chelation therapy removes a good amount of mercury and heavy metals
from the body and aids in the healing process.
Mercury, nickel and other heavy metals attach to fatty tissue and become
embedded in the muscles, as well as in major organs of the body. This can be a
constant source of irritation to the body. It takes time to chelate heavy metals
and toxins from the body, but over time it happens, with proper care.
the most amazing aspect of my dental revision came the same evening after the
procedure. My right hip pain as well as the pain in both legs and feet went away
within hours of the revision. It has not returned thank god!!
Nine Months Later
As of this writing, 9 months have passed since my dental revision.
Fifteen months since the start of my journey to health in may 2002.
For the first time in my life, my immune system is stronger than I can ever
remember and I feel the best I have felt 8in years. Honestly, I cannot remember
springtime without hay fever allergies. The pollen count was very high this
year, or so I was told. Hayfever allergies did not affect me at all this year.
originally, dr. Barton informed me that I was an 'open-shut' case as he phrased
it. For all the years I have suffered from this difficult disorder, 'open-shut
case' seemed like a foreign language to me. Despites all of that, it does take
time to remove all of the mercury and nickel from the body and there are no
guarantees that we will be able to get rid of all of it. However, we can rid
ourselves of a substantial amount of toxins, if done properly. Patience is key,
coupled with family support.
Staying On The Trail
As I continue to adhere to my regiment of herbs, liver cocktail and proper
eating practices, every day I see my symptoms diminishing. There is still much
work to do, but a lot has been accomplished in a short amount of time. We live
in a society where toxicity is all around us in many forms. It is virtually
impossible to completely shield ourselves from environmental pollutants. But we
can take steps to rid our bodies of these toxic pollutants on a daily basis if
we remain diligent. Education is the key to understanding the healing process.
Glory To God
For years I had prayed and at times fasted, in hopes that god would heal 'my'
fibromyalgia. God had other plans for me, I know that now. No longer will I
embrace fibromyalgia as 'mine'. I believe in instantaneous healings as god can
do all things, but in this instance, I might not have been able to help others
had I been healed instantaneously. Healing often involves a process and that
often involves others.
if you have fibromyalgia and have suffered from similar conditions and there are
many symptoms, too many to mention, you really don't have to suffer any longer.
You have to get to the point that you are sick and tired, of being sick and
tired! There are those people out there who gain 'mileage' from being sick, i.e.
they receive attention, pity, and an inordinate amount of help from others. In
reality, they are in much need of help, but please understand that this can be
the 'fibromyalgia syndrome emotional mentality'. Also, please do not
misunderstand me, I don't mean to sound insensitive. I too have exhibited that
emotional mentality at times. God bless the spouses & families of the
To get well you must be willing to do the necessary work, exercise patience and
work hard at maintaining a positive mental attitude about recovery. There will
be good days and bad days following the dental revision. However, as time
progresses, there are more good days than bad days and it does get better. Many
people have tried to 'go around the corner' so to speak, to obtain the same
effect. I was one of them, I’m aware of how that works.
This can be dangerous if the people working with you are not familiar with the
'holistic team approach' I mentioned earlier, or if they are not familiar with
the safe practice of amalgam removals. This can lead to mercury toxicity if not
Can You Identify With Me?
If you can identify with 'my story' and would like to know more, go to the
library and get the books previously mentioned and read them. Research the
dental/health connection through these books and determine for yourself that you
can and will take charge of this disorder.
Then call dr. Keith Barton at (619) 303-9393 and begin your journey to
wellness. My prayer is that many will also have their own success stories to
tell. I thank god for Inspiring me to tell 'my story'. I look forward to hearing
May god bless you and your families abundantly.
In His Service
1) excerpt taken from: Amalgam Toxicity: grand deception by
dr. Victor Penzer
Journal of the Massachusetts Dental Society
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- Re: FIBROMYALGIA NO MORE! MY STORY by #10474
Hi- what a great story. I am happy for you that you are healing.
I myself am on that path too i believe. I believe i am dealing with mercury tox., candida and prob liver issues.
may i ask - what is the liver cocktail? i live in northern Va. and Cali is a long ways away for me. I had my fillings removed last year....anyway i am wondering if you have any suggestions for me. i am 32 and have had a bit of a time the past few years with my health. Thank God though i am on the right track. And i do get very impatient at times.
what was your treatment plan?
any help would be appreciated. :)
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- Re: FIBROMYALGIA NO MORE! MY STORY by #17751
- Re: FIBROMYALGIA NO MORE! MY STORY by jahyde
I am sure Dr. xxxxxxx has done a lot of good for many people, but now i question some of his methods, and his truthfulness.
My sister went to dr. xxxxxx in 2007 after many years of trouble with fibromyalgia which started in the mid-90s. He built a master plan that would cure all her ailments.
My sister spent years researching her problem, and has tried all kinds of herbals and conventional medicines, consulted with many, many doctors only to gain nothing. After being fooled by dr xxxxxx and loosing nearly everything she owned, and only gaining more severe pain my sister committed suicide.
I and many in my family were very skeptical before she started this procedure and we researched dr xxxxxxx and found nothing but dozens of online postings of how good his process was and how many people he cured.
Dr. xxxxxxx plan involved removal of all her teeth, because a few mercury Amalgam fillings will spread and infect all teeth, chelation, the liver cocktail and herbal supplements. His estimate for the procedure was $20,000. My sister paid this and started down this road of disaster. She went to Dr. xxxxxx preferred dentist in Tijuana, Mexico (dr xxxxxx is NOT LICENSED to practice medicine in the US); there she had all her teeth removed, and went through the various purifying treatments. 6 months after the procedure she still had no relief, and dr. xxxxxxx insisted that she keep on with her regiment of herbals to aide in the purification process.
What he never told her upfront was that his herbal regiment alone would cost $3000-4000 per month. He insisted that she buy the herbs from a particular company (to which he had no ties), because any others costing less would be considered generic and not strong/pure enough. Later we found out that Dr. xxxxxxxx resides on the corporate board of this herbal supplier - hmmmmmm.
My sister foreclosed on her home trying to keep up with her herbal treatment, and her pain only got worse. dr barton's dentist made a set of dentures for my sister but this was not a part of the all-inclusive package either, and she never received them because they cost too much.
Now this is what kicks me off - I actually lived in Mexico, and my wife is from Mexico, so I know what dental work costs in mexico - its easily 10% of what it would normally cost in the US. My wife had 12 mercury fillings replaced with porcelain at a dentist in mexico, which required several seperate visits, it cost $600 without insurance - in the US I am sure this would cost many thousands of dollars even with insurance. I recommended a friend of mine go to a mexican dentist after being quoted $4500 to replace 2 of his front teeth which had been knocked out in an accident - the entire procedure was $300 in mexico.
So I question dr bartons procedure and its cost - we asked if she could go to another dentist in mexico to lower the overall cost of his plan, and he said any other dentist would not know how to properly remove the teeth to prevent additional amalgam from leaking into the gums during the procedure and cuase her more pain. Obviously dr. xxxxxx was pocketing a large amount of this dental cost, and my sisters pain increased severely even after using his dentist who supposedly "knew how to prevent that like no other dentist would."
I wondered before my sister started this procedure why Dr. xxxxx was not allowed to practice medicine in the US, I now know why - he is untruthful, and makes a very good living at risking the health of others. And there are many postings like the previous, many of which look to be done by a professionaly marketing company.
After nearly a year my sister could no longer take the pain, was completely spent physically and financially, and she took her own life. I post this here to make sure that others know of the possible risk they are taking. If you are not prepared to spend $70-$100,000 on this process in Mexico for a *possible* cure, that may in truth worsen your condition, then save yourself and look for other alternatives.
My sister was a wonderful person that should have had years of life to enjoy with her husband, daughter and granddaughter, but because of dr. xxxxxx risky medicine we have lost her.
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- Glad you seem to be better, but... by LD Di
Hope that state continues for you! Just in case it doesn't, and for those who may be interested in other options, here goes it!
Sure not evident whether FMS is one or many conditions. No definitive test for it. Not surprising, therefore, that there seem to be many different reactions to many different treatments.
Since the up and down cycling of health that is part of FMS can be short cycles or very long ones, it is necessary to be very cautious about claiming any cure. Slow cyclers can have cycles that are more than a year or two in duration. It is VERY easy to assume that one is cured on one of the spontaneous "up" cycles.
Other than basic common-sense health practices I would choose for general health support, I now look for documented proof of at least a decade-long case history/ies for any alleged "fibromyalgia cure", preferably more.
There are many with the fibro diagnosis, myself included, for whom the amalgam/mercury/cleansing route was NOT effective. Some did not get better at all, while others improved for a few months or years and then gradually got worse again. Some of us were just made MUCH WORSE!!!!
I would encourage anyone with FMS diagnosis to try two other things first:
1) The Moreless protocol from the Ask Moreless Forum to avoid mercury toxicity by having saliva alkaline enough to reduce or eliminate out-gassing and supply enough alkaline minerals to support detoxification pathways.
2) Guaifenesin Therapy. See website of Fibromyalgia Treatment Center for more information. This has a several decade track record of impressive success and a very interesting explanation of what may be happening in some if not all cases that are diagnosed as FMS. A one week trial will tell whether this may help.
These will be many many times cheaper and easier than the methods you mention. They will not result in compromising teeth unnecessarily. If these two options do not solve the problem, one will be in better condition to tolerate the dental work and detox. [More reserves of alkaline minerals.]
Those who will respond to the Guai therapy are very likely to do poorly if the dental/detox is attempted first. Their metabolism has been slowed down, and they are not up to the stress of major dental or detox.
My strong suspicion is that in some, if not all, cases the Moreless Protocol and Guai Therapy will resolve the problem. Sure wish I knew all this before I spent 20 years and countless thousands of dollars on dental work, herbs, supplements, detoxes of various sorts, cleanses, etc.
Keep seeking, applying, sharing accurate knowledge in order to
Keep seeking abundant life and joy!
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