Is Guaifenesin for Fibromyalgia the remedy you've been looking for?
Somewhere between medicine for fibromyalgia, and fibromyalgia supplements, lies Guaifenesin for Fibromyalgia.
There have been two studies done on the affects of guaifenesin. One has concluded that it is a real fibromyalgia remedy.
The other has determined it to be just another "placebo effect", meaning sufferers "thought", guaifenesin worked because they "believed" that it would.
In any case, after reading this entry, continue to explore the possibilities of guaifenesin for your treatment plan.
Guaifenesin, which is sold over the counter as Mucinex, and other names, is primarily used to relieve excess mucus from the body (expectorant).
Over the years, it has been promoted as a natural treatment of fibromyalgia, specifically by Dr. R. Paul St. Amand,M.D.
Dr. St. Amand's studies, concluded that guaifenesin worked, since it helped to rid the muscles of harmful calcium phosphate, thus relieving the painful symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Another Doctor, Dr. Robert Bennett, agreed to a one year case study where he provided 20 female fibromyalgia sufferers with 600 mgs. of guaifenesin. He then provided 20 other female sufferers with a "placebo", sugar pills.
Both groups were instructed to take their pills twice daily. Neither group knew what they were taking. This study lasted for one year to determine if guaifenesin could benefit sufferers.
Dr. Bennett evaluated the ladies every three months, noting that there was no change in fibromyalgia tender points or phosphate levels, in either group.
There are those who claim the study to be flawed, since many of the women used cosmetics which contained salicylates, throwing off the intended results.
These were the two best known studies, and as you can see, two very different sides. Although Dr. Bennett's study concluded guaifenesin for fibromyalgia to be a "placebo effect", there are many sufferers who are finding relief with it.
Maybe there are other ways guaifenesin benefits sufferers other than ridding the body of harmful calcium phosphate?
Whatever the case, guaifenesin should be studied more. If there are sufferers finding relief, than it is worth looking into.
Can it be a real fibromyalgia remedy? Only more fibromyalgia research will tell, but for now, it is a possibility.
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