Is it fibromyalgia, Lupus, Chronic Fatigue, MS, or MSIDS?
The Envita Center has found by using detailed testing and a decade of experience that over 80% of the patients labeled with autoimmune diseases also have viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic infections, along with tick-borne infections like chronic Lyme disease complex or MSIDS (multi systemic infectious disease syndrome). To complicate matters, it is not uncommon for patients to also have chemical sensitivities or heavy metals toxicity.
These patients are sent to psychiatrists and prescribed psych meds instead of treating the root cause of the problem.
“Most physicians are not trained to look for latent infections in a ten minute office appointment.”
Due to a multitude of symptoms these patients are labeled as “hypochondriacs,” because they suffer with multiple issues including but not limited to depression, short-term memory loss, possible autoimmune diseases, digestive problems, migrating joint pain, and hormonal imbalances.
Doctors coin these folks “difficult,” because nothing seems to work. In the case of fibromyalgia, the sequence of symptoms used to diagnosis it are: key trigger points, depression, and sleep disturbances. There is a reason that these are never present in a textbook manner. In fact, most patients have even more symptoms than what is covered in the basic diagnostic write-up for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndromes; however, when a proper infectious work-up is conducted alongside chemical toxicity and heavy metal screening, the complete symptom picture for each patient becomes clear, which should lead to treating the real pathology that is causing the symptoms, instead of just masking the pain.
“There are no simple treatments or testing solutions in the conventional model. However, once Cymbalta, the anti-depressant, came to market with a target for fibromyalgia patients, doctors started to recognize and “treat” the condition.”
“The pharmaceutical drug model drives the healthcare industry and ignores the necessary personalized diagnostics and treatment to take care of the cause of the disease.”
Most fibromyalgia patients have lymphocytosis. This occurs when infection has penetrated into the lymphatic system and deep into the connective tissue or even the nervous system.
The infection itself is protected by layers of biofilm communities. When the infection is found by conventional methods, prescribed antibiotics, will only provide temporary action against the bacteria. These cases need specialized testing with LLMD’s (Lyme literate medical doctors) and an integrative approach to help patients reach proper health by treating the cause of the disease, not just the symptoms.
Imbalances in key hormones like testosterone, thyroid, and cortisol are seen regularly in fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and MSIDS patients due to constant competition occurring at the receptors sites on their cells for hormones and neurotransmitters versus the neurotoxin. These patients start to see improvement once put on “bio-identical hormones,” but will not fully improve unless the infections, lack of sleep, and inflammation are treated.
For more information on bio-identical hormones, please listen to PhD, Kathy Lynch of Women’s International Pharmacy: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.wordpress.com/2015/06/10/audio-on-hormones-and-adrenal-support/
Most of these patients have latent infections that are found deep in connective tissue, muscle, digestive tract, and nervous system including the brain.
The brain and spinal cord make up the central nervous system. Stimuli comes from the peripheral nervous system, which then comes back to the cord. The stimulus can become interrupted when nerve compression occurs, especially in the neck regions. This also impairs and delays the healing process for patients. The discs of the spine often become degenerative in fibromyalgia patients because of the infection. This occurs when the infection has impacted the disc. If you look closely, the patient’s pain is often found in the muscle and soft tissue regions and not really in the joint because of the neurotoxin impacting nerve innervation to muscle.
For more information on how chiropractic care can help with this, please read: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.wordpress.com/2016/02/28/chiropractic-care-and-msids/ and come hear Dr. Isom speak at our next Lyme Support Meeting https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.wordpress.com/2016/03/22/dr-isom-to-speak-4916/
Once a person has gone through a treatment that addresses all of these pieces of the puzzle and they are symptom-free for 3 months or have stopped herxing for 3 months, whatever symptoms remain could be due to inflammation which can cause lingering pain and other symptoms. Some find help taking systemic enzymes which are unlike NSAIDS which can cause kidney and liver issues.
Please discuss all treatment and supplement options with your health care professional I am not a distributor and do not receive monies from any company. The following information is just my experience that I hope will help someone else out there.
It was found that when some Olympic teams used Wobenzym injuries were reduced by as much as 50% and that healing was enhanced after injury. Also, surgeons routinely prescribe it to prevent bruising and edema and the associated pain for their post-surgical patients.
Wobenzym n works by breaking down and destroying harmful proteins, known as Circulating Immune Complexes (CICs) which cause most joint inflammation. http://n.wobenzymonline.com/wobenzym-research Wobenzym must be taken on an empty stomach. http://www.antiaging-systems.com/153-wobenzym
*On a personal note – my husband and I both tried WobenzymN when we are in treatment for MSIDS with no effect. Once we went off all antibiotics as we hadn’t herxed in 3 months, we started a capsulated herbal program https://vitalplan.com/shop/restore-program for maintenance and to rebuild our bodies. During this time I still had excruciating pain in my spine, neck, and head. To rule out Chiari, I got a brain MRI (with and without contrast) and a cervical MRI. Just as was pointed out by Envita 4 paragraphs back, I was told I had “Degenerative disk disease in the cervical spine, most pronounced at C3-4 with (sic) moderate left foraminal narrowing due to facet arthropathy and normal MRI brain, in particular, there are no features of Arnold-Chiari type 1 malformation. There are no abnormal signal characteristics seen on T2 or FLAIR imaging.”
For information on Chiari go to: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.wordpress.com/2016/04/02/chiari/
A bit of degenerative disk disease shouldn’t have caused the grueling pain I was experiencing. I remembered we had some WobenzymN in the drawer from the past (expired by 2 years!) and decided to give it a another try. I’m glad I did as it has taken nearly all pain away.
My theory is that it didn’t work earlier due to the pain being from an active infection. Since I believe I’m on top of the infections what is currently driving inflammation and pain is a autoimmune response that needs dampening down. Go here for two chiropractors who are saying the same thing: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.wordpress.com/2016/03/09/ld-needs-a-new-approach/
Eventually that horrific pain returned. Instead of increasing the Wobenzym, I decided to try MSM. Within 3 days 70% of the pain was gone. Within a month, 100% of the pain was gone. I take 1/4 tsp of MSM (OptiMSM patent) powder in about 4 oz of water twice a day. I’ve also made a home made MSM cream for topical pain. For more on DMSO & MSM: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/03/02/dmso-msm-for-lyme-msids/ (Depending upon the size of the area, I take about 1 tsp of the cream and add about 10 drops 99% DMSO to it, mix it, and apply to clean, dry skin. It MUST completely dry before you let anything touch it. DMSO is a carrier and will take anything else into your body so no clothing, dyes, perfumes – anything can touch your skin before it’s dried) Please read the article in the link to be informed. DMSO is powerful stuff but you need to understand it.
Here’s more on Wobenzym or Systemic/Proteolytic Enzymes: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2016/04/22/systemic-enzymes/
Another item on the list to try is LDN for pain, inflammation, sleep, and immune function: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2016/12/18/ldn/
The brand I use is found here (again, I’m not a distributor): https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2019/01/16/ldn-cbd/