Do you want to know what causes fibromyalgia?
According to the National Fibromyalgia Association, there are between 15 and 20 million people who suffer from fibromyalgia but do not know what causes fibromyalgia.
-Dr. Steven Hotze, hypothyroidism, health and happiness
– 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease
– Up to 60% of people with thyroid disease are unaware of their condition
Coincidence? We do not believe it
“My doctor told me that I have fibromyalgia and I will have to live with that.”
Have you visited one doctor after another trying to discover why you have such bad muscle pain, fatigue and insomnia, among many other symptoms?
Has your doctor told you that your blood test results are normal and that you should have fibromyalgia? Did he tell you that there is no cure and that he does not know what causes fibromyalgia? It’s time to break the silence about what causes fibromyalgia.
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The symptoms of fibromyalgia are symptoms of hypothyroidism
Fibromyalgia is simply a Latin word that means muscle pain, but it has been used by traditional medicine to describe a collection of symptoms as if it were a disease. Actually it is a symptom in itself. Take a look – does any of these symptoms of fibromyalgia sound familiar? They are also symptoms of hypothyroidism.
Joint pain and stiffness Muscle pain and weakness
Sleep disorders Dizziness
Headaches / migraines Sore throat
Difficulty concentrating Tingling or numbness in the extremities
Mental fog / “fibro fog” Memory loss
Constipation / irritable bowel Breath
Swelling Increased allergy symptoms
Painful menstrual periods Increased chemical sensitivity
Blurred vision Chest pain
Depression Sensitivity to light
Panic attacks loss or weight gain
Anxiety Skin disorders (eg, dry skin)
Why is Fibromyalgia so commonly diagnosed?
He has heard us say before the frequency with which the diagnoses of hypothyroidism are ignored. It is not surprising that fibromyalgia is so commonly diagnosed today by traditional doctors, since fibromyalgia is most often hypothyroidism that is being misdiagnosed. Family doctors, general internists and rheumatologists are the doctors who usually treat fibromyalgia.
There is no diagnostic test for it. Doctors make a diagnosis by performing physical exams, evaluating the symptoms and ruling out other conditions. For example, a condition with similar symptoms, hypothyroidism, is often confirmed with a blood test. Here in lies the problem. You can not rely on a blood test to diagnose hypothyroidism!
Why traditional doctors do not correctly diagnose hypothyroidism
Traditional doctors are taught to observe only a blood test, the test of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), when trying to evaluate a patient for symptoms of hypothyroidism . Then, when this blood test returns to the “normal range”, your doctor does not know what to do.
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He does not know what causes fibromyalgia. He could tell you that you have fibromyalgia and give him pharmaceutical medications to mask the symptoms. In general, he prescribes medications such as Lyrica, Cymbalta, Savella, antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, sleep medications and pain killers. He thinks that what causes fibromyalgia is mysterious and unknown.
Our approach to the treatment of fibromyalgia
If you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and have symptoms of hypothyroidism, even if your thyroid hormone levels are within the normal range, you should know that there is a better way.
We try a therapeutic trial of bioidentical thyroid hormone replacement and progressively adjust your thyroid dose until your fibromyalgia symptoms are resolved.