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Are there any over-the-counter herbal or vitamin/mineral type substances that show any efficacy in treatment for fibromyalgia?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Homeopathy

I agree with dr. Baker's excellent answer -- and also want to mention that homeopathy can provide much benefit for people with fibromyalgia.
You'll need a well-trained, experienced classical homeopath to take your case and treat you, though, because any one of hundreds of possible homeopathic remedies might be the one you need. Dr. Iris bell has done several studies. http://tinyurl.com/7ekkqhz.

In brief: Homeopathy

I agree with dr. Baker's excellent answer -- and also want to mention that homeopathy can provide much benefit for people with fibromyalgia.
You'll need a well-trained, experienced classical homeopath to take your case and treat you, though, because any one of hundreds of possible homeopathic remedies might be the one you need. Dr. Iris bell has done several studies. http://tinyurl.com/7ekkqhz.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Many, however...

Many with fibromyalgia have hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, chronic infections like Lyme disease or candidiasis as underlying causes, so it's crucial to identify & treat.
Vit D, B12, the L-5-MTHF form of folate, (folic acid) magnesium, glutathione & DHA are among the many nutrients that often help.Herbs like ashwagandha, rhodiola &curcumin can also help. See http://tinyurl.com/hhtp2ob Also see Integrative Dr.

In brief: Many, however...

Many with fibromyalgia have hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, chronic infections like Lyme disease or candidiasis as underlying causes, so it's crucial to identify & treat.
Vit D, B12, the L-5-MTHF form of folate, (folic acid) magnesium, glutathione & DHA are among the many nutrients that often help.Herbs like ashwagandha, rhodiola &curcumin can also help. See http://tinyurl.com/hhtp2ob Also see Integrative Dr.
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

? OTC substances might benefit fibromyalgia (FM).
Cannabis indica prepared cold & ingested has effective analgesic & sleep enhancing qualities absent "the high". Topical cannabis lotions relieve regional pain. Vitamin D needs evaluation in invalids w. minimal sun exposure. Probiotics might help intestinal dysfunctions. Ribose, magnesium & vitamin C are candidates for orthomolecular FM therapy.

In brief: Yes

? OTC substances might benefit fibromyalgia (FM).
Cannabis indica prepared cold & ingested has effective analgesic & sleep enhancing qualities absent "the high". Topical cannabis lotions relieve regional pain. Vitamin D needs evaluation in invalids w. minimal sun exposure. Probiotics might help intestinal dysfunctions. Ribose, magnesium & vitamin C are candidates for orthomolecular FM therapy.
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