I've been led to information about this medication and wondered if anyone else had come across it or tried it.
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It looks really promising and gives a plausable reason for all our suffering. Its a safe medication and is found in Benylin and expectorants. For it to work in Fibromyalgia we have to avoid Salicylic acid....so asperin but also other products that might contain it, like toothpastes and moisterisers apparently. It also says to avoid aloe, ginseng and caster oil, and menthol....which is why it wouldn't work to take benylin. Its possible to get it on its own in tablet form.
It really looks like an exciting treatment. If the link doesn't work or isn't allowed, its all about Phosphate retention. Apparently scientists have found that there is a genetically damaged enzyme with fibro sufferers that means we have a build up of phosphates in our body. It doesn't get stored in the blood though so it doesn't show up in blood tests, it gets stored in the cells and bones. Some phosphate is used properly, but the rest builds up gradually over time. Kidneys work fine, but there is some fluid and phosphate retention going on. This build up interferes with mitochondrial function, creating an inability to generate enough energy.
Symptoms depend on where the phosphates are being stored. Sleep problems and brain fog show storage in the brain. Pain shows storage in muscle tissue and gut problems show storage there. Hormone isses show storage in various glands.
This theory says that we can clean out the excess phosphates using Guaifenesin. Its a treatment not a cure and it would have to be a continuously taken thing to keep our bodies clear. It doesn't fix the genetically deformed enzyme.
Apparently the build up of phosphates affects how we can use calcium in our body, which accumulates in the cortisol... which we all know leaves us sluggish in the morning. The calcium stimulates cells to keep working when they should be resting.
It all looks pretty spot on to me.....but I'd love to hear form anyone who has any personal experience of this stuff.