Does anyone know how to cure fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome,?

Is anyone familiar with Kathy Dickson from Conneitcutt on Lymes Disease and her discoveries many are suffering with Lymes Disease as well as her. You can see her on you tube type in lymes disease…she has four videos…very troubling what is happening so many people suffering and there is an answer… please take a look as Lymes Disease it is horrid and can damage even the brain… please get involved and listen to what she has to say… I know Lymes can look like plain old arthritis etc…. has many faces….. thank you for your time and your compassion to look at what this young lady is researching with documentation to back her up… very disturbing. Could be our children we need to learn all we can.

thanks again angel

Written By Nurse007

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  • shane c February 21, 2009, 7:00 am

    Since the symptoms of fibromyalgia are diverse and vary among patients, treatment programs must be individualized for each patient. Treatment programs are most effective when they combine patient education, stress reduction, regular exercise, and medications. Recent studies have verified that the best outcome for each patient results from a combination of approaches that involves the patient in customization of the treatment plan.

    There is no effective treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome. Even though there is no specific treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome itself, you may find it quite helpful to treat your symptoms. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen, may help get rid of any body aches or fever, and nonsedating antihistamines may help relieve any prominent allergic symptoms, such as runny nose.

    Learning how to manage your fatigue may help you improve the level at which you can function and your quality of life despite your symptoms. A rehabilitation medicine specialist can evaluate and teach you how to plan activities to take advantage of times when you usually feel better.

    The lack of any proven effective treatment can be frustrating to both you and your doctors. If you have chronic fatigue syndrome, health experts recommend that you try to maintain good health by:

    * Eating a balanced diet and getting adequate rest
    * Exercising regularly but without causing more fatigue
    * Pacing yourself — physically, emotionally, and intellectually — because too much stress can aggravate your symptoms. The course of chronic fatigue syndrome varies from patient to patient

    For most people, chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms plateau early in the course of illness and thereafter wax and wane. Some people get better completely, but it is not clear how frequently this happens. Emotional support and counseling can help you and your loved ones cope with the uncertain outlook and the ups and downs of this illness.

    New studies seem to show that cognitive behavioral therapy and graduated exercise programs can greatly help many. Others are helped by antidepressants.

    Because well-designed clinical studies have found that patients with fibromyalgia (an illness similar to chronic fatigue syndrome) benefit from low-dose tricyclic antidepressants, doctors often prescribe these drugs for people with chronic fatigue syndrome with generally positive results. Some researchers believe that these drugs improve the quality of sleep. Patients also have benefited from other kinds of antidepressants, including the newer serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Therapeutic doses of antidepressants often increase fatigue in chronic fatigue syndrome, so doctors may have to increase the dosage very slowly, or prescribe more active antidepressants. In addition, some people with chronic fatigue syndrome benefit from the benzodiazepines, a class of drugs used to treat acute anxiety and sleep problems. Patients often try more than one drug before finding one that works and can be tolerated.

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