Dr Oz – Treatments for Fibromyalgia – Oprah.com

Dr. Mehmet Oz analyzed 4 treatments for fibromyalgia in his first “O” magazine column, published August 2009. Of the four treatments, he chose to recommend Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum’s, protocol, which he described as a “Nutrition-Based Approach”. The others were:

  • “Western Medicine Approach”
  • “Energy-Based Approach” and
  • “Psychological Approach”.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia are sister illnesses. They seem to lie at the two ends of a spectrum, and most people diagnosed with one also have a component of the other.

Here is the comment I wrote in September 2009 for the online edition of his column:

Dear Dr. Oz,

I am absolutely stunned and delighted to see you write about CFS/FMS. I’m using the term Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, uses since he indicates in his research that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia are different manifestations of the same underlying condition.

I “met” Dr. Teitelbaum online over a year ago and he essentially became my advisor while I scoured the myriad tests I’ve had over the last five years and treated myself. Now that I’ve entered what I’m convinced is the final leg of recovery from the devastating mental and physical debilitation, I’m blogging about what I’ve learned in the hope that someone in my situation will have the information with which to find their path to recovery a lot sooner than I did.

If the medical community as a whole recognizes CFS/FMS, it would probably lead to better understanding from insurance companies, federal and state tax agencies, even friends and family! I’m sure your article is a step in that direction.

Thank you for shining this light.

Did you know that Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia were the same underlying condition before reading it here on Realitynibs.com?

6 thoughts on “Dr Oz – Treatments for Fibromyalgia – Oprah.com

  1. To answer your question, I was not aware of the connection. In fact before you started this journey I had no idea that CFS/FMS even existed!

    If this illness is just being understood here, I wonder how many in less developed nations are being wrongly castigated for not getting up and on with life.

  2. Kayode that’s a thought provoking comment! I dread to think what the answer is …

    Hopefully improving things here in the States will extend to any countries that might be lagging even further behind where we are right now.

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