It's early days but I think I have cured 90% of my fibro symptoms.
To cut a long story short I have been suffering with pain and fatigue for over 10 years. It's been so bad that I lost my job and couldn't work for a long time. I couldn't walk without 2 sticks and then only a few paces without being in agony in my legs and joints. My hands were number and tingling, I had carpel tunnel syndrome, 2 prolapse vertebrae, chronic face pain and was hypothyroid too.
I have had extensive surgery and been on every fibro drug going. I have exhausted pain management programmes twice, but nothing helped.
The first breakthough for me was cutting out gluten... every last bit of it, not been easy as it's in everything. But this made a noticeable different to my fatigue. Interestingly the NHS diagnosed me with IBS but not coeliac. However I have severe gluten intolerance which is not picked up by blood tests or endoscopy.
The second breakthough was sorting out my thyroid. with the help from the folk on the HU Thyroid uk forum I ditched Levothyroxine and now self manage on NDT. This breakthough has been a slow one as it has taken over a year to get to my required amount.
The third breakthough was getting the right supplements in my body and good quality ones too. I realised that I was not getting the nutrients that I need from food , probably due to the damage that gluten has done to my gut. When I switched to liquid, sublingual and gel capsules the transformation was almost overnight... all leg pain gone in a week. That was a month ago and I am still going strong. The supplements that did it for me were D3,K2 Magnesium malate, Floradix twice a day and sublingual B complex with very high dose B12.
Interestingly I asked my GP to test D3,B12, ferritin and Folate levels and they said they were all OK. It wasn't until I requested a copy of the printout that I realised they were all low, but not in the treatable range for the NHS. I got online and looked up the recommended doses to raise my levels to good or very good, cos who wants to be average!
Finally I have given up sugar. This has made a real difference to my stomach issues and my joints pain. Even my osteoarthritis in my knees feel freer since I have stopped the sugar. Even one naughty sugar treat and I feel my joints stiffen.
So what I am saying is don't give up. Educate yourself about your body and get the test results from your GP. Don't just accept that your results are fine...
Try different supplements, one at a time and then you know if they give you any improvement. Keep reading and researching. That's what has worked for me, I just wish I had done it sooner.
Happy to answer any questions that you may have.
All the luck in the world to you all😊