- Dr. Allison Wills
Finding the Cause of Fibromyalgia
Test your hormone pathways
In addition to thyroid hormone, it is a good idea to check your levels of testosterone, progesterone, and DHEA-S as hormone imbalances can easily lead to fibromyalgia symptoms.
Test your thyroid
There is a much higher incidence of thyroid disorders in individuals with fibromyalgia, and many have found an improvement in symptoms after addressing thyroid function . It important to run a full thyroid panel with your doctor to be able to identify imbalances.
Tune into your diet
Avoid foods that contain MSG and glutamate. Both of these ingredients are excitatory to the nervous system and can exacerbate pain signaling pathways, causing you to experience pain more intensely.
Test & Correct Nutritional Deficiencies:
Essential Fatty Acids or high dose EPA/DHA
A customized nutritional IV is ideal, but if that is unavailable, Myer's cocktail has shown to benefit individuals with fibromyalgia. Lasting results typically come after several treatments.
Low Dose Naltrexone
This is what I consider a last resort option as I prefer not to treat with pharmaceuticals,
but LDN is a very low dose treatment that can offer a lot of benefit to individuals with fibromyalgia symptoms, insomnia, and general muscle pain.