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Ginger Root Tea every night will reduce your symptoms!
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dream69 - December 19

I am a Molecular Biologist and I work for MD Anderson Cancer Research Center. I recently was diagnosed with Fibromylagia. Since then, I have been reading several medical and scientific journals to understand the disease. Fibromyalgia has been shown by several studies to be caused by factors that affect your thyroid. It can be autoimmune or iodine deficiency or oversensitivity. It may also be oversensitivity to fluoride. Some forms of Fibromylagia are inherited and they are sex linked. It is believed that the genes responsible for the disorder are found in the X chromosome and seem to be dominant in their expression. This is why Fibromylagia is more common in women than it is in men. If a woman has the disease, then 50% of her children will have the disease. If a man has the disease, then all of his daughters will have the disease.

I am avoiding drugs like the plague. Therefore, I am trying a natural approach to deal with it. I have found Ginger Root tea to be effective in reducing my symptoms. I am also trying a low carb diet. Drink Ginger Root tea once one hour before you fall asleep. The brand I use is Alvita. It reduces my symptoms by 90%-100% on the good days and 70%- 80% on the bad days.

 

jhummel03 - December 19

Thank you, dream69.

 

Lynne-FT - December 19

I was wondering what about those of us who developed FM after a trauma? Are you saying that the only way to develop FM is by the factors that affect your thyroid or by inheriting it?

 

dream69 - December 19

The association of traumatic exposures with fibromylagia (FM) is well known. To date, studies have linked traumatic stress exposures to such conditions as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, gastrointestinal disease, FM, chronic fatigue syndrome, musculoskeletal disorders, and other diseases. In addition, clinical studies have suggested the biological pathways through which stressor-induced diseases may be pathologically expressed. In particular, recent studies have implicated the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) as key in this pathogenic process, which is modulated by genetic and behavioral/psychological risk factors. In more mundane terms a major stressful event will dysregulate the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis as well as the hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis. How we cope or recover from this event depends on our genetic makeup. If someone has a predisposition to have FM then such an event will precipitate the onset of such disease.

 

Lynne-FT - December 19

Ok so I am due to have a TSH done soon and I bet it will come back normal as always what do you do in a case like that? Several people here have had the same thing happen. Who's guidelines should be used for TSH testing?

 

dream69 - December 19

TSH is thyroid stimulating hormone secreted by the pituitary gland. If it is high then you have hypothyroidism and an easy explanation to your symptoms. If you have an under active thyroid then the pituitary gland responds by secreting more TSH. However, for those of us who have a normal TSH, this means we have a normal production of thyroxin T4 or so it may seem. What now, well, this is where the chaos begins. You have to find out if you have thyroxine resistance. This means your body does not respond to the production of your own thyroxine. Research has shown that a high correlation exists between the euthyroid cases of fibromylagia (normal TSH) and thyroid autoimmunity. The autoimmunity is caused by the presence of antithyroid peroxidase antibodies and/or antithyroglobulin antibodies.

 

dream69 - December 19

Iodine might exert influence on the level of CD4/CD8, and thus the production of thyroid antibodies might directly or indirectly take part in the process of thyroid autoimmunity. Both low iodine and 100 times normal iodine intakes might activate the immune state on some degrees. Oversensitivity to iodine and flouride will have the same result.

 

Lynne-FT - December 19

So how does one find out if you are/have thyroxine resistance?

 

dream69 - December 19

Try getting a complete thyroid function test and an anti-thyroid panel. Anti-thyroid peroxidase antibody assay is the most sensitive test to confirm the diagnosis of autoimmune thyroiditis. Thyroid autoantibody testing can also be useful in predicting the development of hypothyroidism.

 

dream69 - December 19

Since you mentioned trauma you should also get your pituitary gland checked as well.

 

Lynne-FT - December 19

Thanks for all the info... I am wondering if there was any web site that shows this information, I have a doctors appointment coming up and will talk to them about this.
Anything will help.
Thanks again.

 

JJ1 - December 20

Dream 69,

If you are going to directly quote published papers, it is a "good idea" to put it in quote marks and cite the source. Like this source which is verbatim of what you wrote in your second posting above:

http://cat.inist.fr/?aModel
e=afficheN&cpsidt=16573837

Not
only is it misleading to imply that you are the author of this if you are not, it is illegal as well.

 

JJ1 - December 20

… and your iodine quote is verbatim from this source:

http://lib.bioinfo.pl/auth:Chen,ZP

 

JJ1 - December 20

Your statement that ......“Anti-thyroid peroxidase antibody assay is the most sensitive test to confirm the diagnosis of autoimmune thyroiditis” is word for word from: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/506610

 

JJ1 - December 20

Lynne-FT - you asked "I am wondering if there was any web site that shows this information"? Yes, there are a number of websites that were copied and made to appear as if in Dream 69's own words. Good info, but why not be up front where it is coming from?

 

dream69 - December 20

My job is to relate information from medical journals that I have read; never did I say I made these discoveries. I simply have access to them and remember exactly what I read. I am only helping you with information. What I have given you is not a lie perhaps not entirely my words but why change them! Yes, my knowledge comes from sources written and investigated by many. Then again so is everybody’s knowledge. If I were writing a formal paper yes I would follow the rules. However, I am not. I am answering your questions with information verified by many sources. Forgive me for trying to help.
I never meant to deceive.

 

dream69 - December 20

Try the ginger tea it really works

 

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