Diagnosing FibromyalgiaDoctors will diagnose fibromyalgia in patients who present with the following symptoms:
- Widespread muscle pain, aching or stiffness
- Complaints of tenderness when pressure is applied to at least 11 of 18 trigger points
- Poor sleep
- Chronic neck and shoulder pain
MSM and FibromyalgiaMethyl sulfonyl methane or MSM is being used in the treatment of fibromyalgia as a natural organic form of sulphur. Sulphur is naturally occurring in skin, bones and muscles. It also plays a key role in the production of collagen. It is thought by many to be more effective when taken with Vitamin C. Many doctors believe MSM is effective in combating symptoms of fibromyalgia, as in large doses MSM works to enhance the transport of oxygen from the lungs to various parts of the body. With an increase in oxygen, muscle cells are better able to revert from an unhealthy anaerobic metabolism to a healthy aerobic metabolism enhancing cellular and body energy. It also stops the production of the waste product, lactic acid. With fewer toxins in the body, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia can be resolved.
Pain Reduction and Possible Elimination
According to Dr Stanley Jacob co-author of ˜The Miracle of MSM: The Natural Solution for Pain', MSM is oxidised DMSO. Dr Jacob found that large doses of MSM were very effective in reducing fibromyalgia pain and for some patients it was completely eliminated. There were also excellent results for reducing chronic fatigue. Successful doses varied between five, ten and 30 grams per day. The patients worked in finding the dose that was the most effective for their own personal needs. If you suffer from the symptoms of fibromyalgia and would like to try using an MSM supplement we carry pure MSM providing you with a natural source of sulfur. Order your MSM here