Fibromyalgia - an exhausting experience
Fibromyalgia means painful joints or painful muscles joining ligaments and tendons.
Causative factors of fibromyalgia
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is caused by restricted aerobic (with oxygen) metabolism, the primary source of energy for almost all normal cells. The resulting excess anaerobic (without oxygen) metabolism results in the production of excess lactic acid.
This lactic acid is what causes the muscle pain associated with fibromyalgia. This explains why these two diseases, which are always found together, are considered to be different manifestations of the same disease.
When a cell metabolises one molecule of glucose by metabolism using oxygen, it produces two ATP molecules (the currency of energy in the cells). However, when one molecule of glucose is metabolised using oxygen, it produces thirty-six ATP molecules. The product from anaerobic metabolism is lactic acid, which goes on to create muscle pain. The products from aerobic metabolism are carbon dioxide and water, which present no problem at all.
Sufferers commonly find that whenever they have enough energy to do something active, they then go through periods of mental and physical exhaustion. Since aerobic metabolism is usually restricted, the excess activity can be achieved only by added anaerobic metabolism, producing a dramatic increase in lactic acid. This causes increased muscular pain and further reduced energy.
It can then take days to clear the muscles of the excess lactic acid and thus pain.
With extreme exertion, the muscle cells first use up all available oxygen. They are consuming it faster than the circulatory system can supply it. When the oxygen supply runs out, the cells revert to anaerobic metabolism, which only has limited energy before the build up of lactic acid shuts them down. It also results in muscle pain that can last for several days.
Metabolic oxidants, dysfunctional oxygen metabolism, oxygen deprivation, microbial oxidants, man-made oxidants (Oxidants damage tissues).
Oxygen metabolism becomes abnormal due to excessive and cumulative oxidative stress caused by sugar overload, antibiotic abuse, undiagnosed allergies, synthetic chemicals.
Many people who develop fibromyalgia have a history of clinical depression, also researchers have found that fibromyalgia sufferers have a low level of serotonin. They suggest that the central cause of the pain of fibromyalgia is due to this low level of serotonin. Chronic low levels of serotonin cause the sensation of pain to be greatly exaggerated. The low levels of serotonin may also be the cause of insomnia and sleep disturbances found in fibromyalgia patients.
Certain immunologic abnormalities are common among people with fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia may also result from toxins accumulating in the muscles from lactic acid build up. See Acidosis and Energy.
Other possibile causes are, low cortisol levels, high dopamine levels, cold, damp conditions and iron deficiency anaemia causing low oxygen respiration.
The solution is to enhance aerobic metabolism. This will not only increase cellular energy, but it will also reduce the production of lactic acid. The remedy is to eliminate the factors which cause the problems, and also take the nutrients which will enhance each step in aerobic metabolism.
From my own experience, fibromyalgia can indeed be caused by any one or more of the problems related to allergy, disruption of the acid alkali balance, blood sugar issues, a malfunctioning energy cycle, inflammation and the vitamin and mineral deficiencies listed below.
Fructose, found in fruit and from other sources, can also be a major factor.
Help on all these issues can be found on this site.
More detailed information and help about this problem can be found within the Mood Traits section.
Main symptoms of fibromyalgia Muscle pain - joint pain - weakness - fatigue and brain fog.
Weakened immune system - sore throats - swollen neck glands - painful tissues - abdominal bloating - cramps - episodes of diarrhoea and constipation - problems with digestion - malabsorption - cold sensitivity - poor circulation - sleep difficulties - restless leg syndrome - light-headedness - dizziness - heart palpitations - dry skin - dry eyes - dry mouth - dry vaginal tissues - vaginitis - bladder spasms - bladder infections in women and prostatitis in men - joint and muscle stiffness and pain - lack of sex drive in both sexes - menstrual irregularities in women.ATP energy cycle and mitochondria helpers
Magnesium, Malic Acid, Vitamins B1, B2, B6 and Biotin, Coenzyme Q10, D-ribose, Phosphate, Acetyl-L Carnitine, Caffeine.Possible remedies for fibromyalgia
The elimination of MSG (monosodium glutamate) and other excitotoxins.
The elimination of food allergies and artificial food additives.
Fructose free diet.
Increase serotonin levels.
Deep breathing exercises (oxygenation).
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