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Fibromyalgia, Skin Lupus, Reynauds

Posted by Ilona (Canada)

My doctor told I have fibromyalgia, skin lupus, reynauds. He prescribed prednisone 10 mg for 15 days and antibiotics for 2 weeks. I finished all, but now I have bad cold , red face and pain all over my body, especially my knees and burning skin on my legs and face. I think I felt better before medicine what he gave to me. Ted what do think what I should take in my case? Thank you

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Dear Ilona: Your lupus was not cured. The pain on the joints is obvious. The common medicine for your condition is often medrol and plaquenil, which in practice WORKS THE BEST WHEN NOT TAKEN EVERYDAY, but when you do need it and ONLY when you take supplements FIRST, or just one month. Normally a doctor will perform a lupic cell counts to see, but whatever the argument, I found :

taking vitamin B complex taken ONLY once or twice a week, sodium ascorbate vitamin C,

taking 4-5 days out of a week of sodium bicarbonate 2 teaspoon with water in the morning and once before bedtime will help a lot. It IS IMPORTANT to monitor your urinary pH to make sure it is BETWEEN 6.5-7.5

Strict avoidance of all sugar, and white flour products, which includes, bread, pastries, buns, pizza bread, etc. I am not strict about the other things, but oily foods really worsen the condition, so no fried food. It must be stated that I am not very strict on being specific about what food you eat, I am telling you the ones that causes the MOST problems in PRACTICE! You can replace the avoiding of white flour with brown rice. 70% of your diet should be fresh green vegetables and whole fruits. In practice I found eating plenty of pumpkin seeds and sunflower helped.

Finally, the one thing that seemed to make or break a lupus like condition (which obviously includes Reynauds and fibromyalgia) after a lot of trial an error is actually the boron and quite often molybdenum. I will always as usual start with the bare minimum of 1/4 teaspoon of borax in a drinking water of ONE liter, and add some lemon juice to cover the taste and smell of borax. This is taken only 2-3 days a week and on second week may just one day a week and if cured, no more is needed.

Some people simply don't like it. The borax are usually sold in drug stores which are of B.P. or U.S.P. Grade. You should notice an improvement within 2 days. The other thing I found is sodium molybdate, which I do take is around 25 mg./day for only once or twice a week. Zinc acetate or zinc citrate or zinc gluconate of 25 mg/day as well as vitamin C sodium ascorbate at 500 mg./day, is important and BOTH is taken at 4 days out of a week. The body needs a vacation weekly of between of about 3 days per week to work most effectively. Selenium and kyolic garlic is taken only 2-3 times per week. The above remedies should have the least problems in practice. Your colds and flu will be most helped with sea salt 1/4 teaspoon, zinc supplements and sodium ascorbate. The joint pain should reduce mostly from the borax, but other supportive minerals includes chromium (chromium polynicotinate), manganese (manganese sulfate), tungsten (sodium tungstate), and vanadium (sodium vanadate), which you can take once a week - so mistakes in overdose are nearly impossible since you won't take it everyday. For fibromyalgia taking Apple cider vinegar plus baking soda should be helped, but adding some magnesium citrate should help a lot too, so that is taken about 250 mg/day for 4 days out of a week.

People tend to be overly enthusiastic so this is a failsafe method I put into all remedies to prevent that, by either putting them into drinking water of one liter or taken not everyday - which actually has other advantages.

Remember, I think four key factors are: pH control, white flour avoidance, zinc, and boron are the most important. Molybdenum is quite supportive, but the dose they give you is too small in practice since I take it in milligram doses rather than micrograms.

Now and then YOU MAY need plaquenil for the pain, and medrol for the redness, but overall you won't need much doctors med nor taken every day either. The doctor's med, I observed, works best only as SUPPORTIVE of alternative medicine and when it fails to work as well or as fast as expected - not the other way around!

If you follow the above remedies, your condition should be NEAR normal by the 8th day.