What does a long-term cancer survivor have in common with a fibromyalgia patient? Both multiple myeloma and fibromyalgia are poorly understood. Both diseases are incurable. At least that is what conventional medicine tells us. And patients of both chronic diseases live better, longer lives with
I won’t bore you with the non-conventional evidence-based therapies that I wished that I knew about when I was first diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 1994. But I will tell you that it was an alternative cancer therapy that put me in complete remission in ’99 where I remain today. And I supplement with a variety of anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals including Vitamin D3 and Coq10 discussed below.
The studies linked and excerpted below show how Vitamin D3 and Coq10 supplementation reduce fibromyalgia pain. Like my own supplementation there is no talk of a silver bullet cure. Just improvement with natural therapies that convey a host of other health benefits such as the reduced risk of many cancers.
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Crude ORs of low vitamin D status in patients with fibromyalgia and CWP were extracted from nine studies which included 2,735 participants, including the control participants. Unadjusted analysis showed the patient cohort had a significantly higher OR (1.63) compared to the reference population. After adjustments for confounding variables, the association of low vitamin D with CWP had an OR of 1.41…”
“Low CoQ(10) levels have been detected in patients with Fibromyalgia (FM)…Patients with CoQ(10) deficiency showed a statistically significant reduction on symptoms after CoQ(10) treatment during 9 months (300 mg/day). Determination of deficiency and consequent supplementation in FM may result in clinical improvement…”
“Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic pain syndrome with unknown etiology. Recent studies have shown evidence demonstrating that mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress may have a role in the pathophysiology of FM. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an essential electron carrier in the mitochondrial respiratory chain and a strong antioxidant. Low CoQ10 levels have been detected in patients with FM, and a significant decrease of clinical symptoms has been reported after oral CoQ10 supplementation…”
After CoQ10 treatment, the patient reported a significant improvement of clinical symptoms… Our results suggest that CoQ10 could be an alternative therapeutic approach for FM.”
“The ancient Chinese practice of tai chi may be effective as a therapy for fibromyalgia, according to a study published on Thursday in The New England Journal of Medicine…
A clinical trial at Tufts Medical Center found that after 12 weeks of tai chi, patients with fibromyalgia, a chronic pain condition, did significantly better in measurements of pain, fatigue, physical functioning, sleeplessnessand depression than a comparable group given stretching exercises and wellness education. Tai chi patients were also more likely to sustain improvement three months later…”