Background on fibromyalgia and guaifenesin treatment by Dr.St.Amand.
Fibromyalgia is an autoimmune disease that was recognized only recently and is difficult to define. Medical experts are divided about the symptoms and the cause. Fibromyalgia is considered medically incurable.
The American doctor Dr.St.Amand, who was himself diagnosed with fibromyalgia and cured himself with guaifenesin, believes fibromyalgia is a metabolic disorder.
He argues that in fibromyalgia, because of a genetic defect, the body can no longer excrete excess phosphate, or only do so at a reduced rate. The excess phosphate appears to be stored with calcium in the body in the joints, then in the tissues (e.g. muscles, tendons or ligaments). These deposits can lead to the discomfort and pain associated with fibromyalgia.
Guaifenesin treatment by Dr.St.Amand: guaifenesin relieves fibromyalgia
Himself a fibromyalgia sufferer, Dr.St.Amand tested himself and recognized that guaifenesin can resolve the metabolic disorder which he believes causes the condition. He developed the guaifenesin treatment.
Guaifenesin treatment for fibromyalgia by Dr.St.Amand.
Guaifenesin is mainly used in cough medicine to dissolve mucus. Dr.St.Amand found that guaifenesin also has a regulating effect on phosphate metabolism and tested guaifenesin himself to resolve this metabolic disorder, which he believes causes the condition.
Guaifenesin acts in the course of fibromyalgia treatment by helping the cells let go of the stored excess minerals by ensuring that the kidneys can excrete the excess phosphate and calcium compounds again.
Guaifenesin should be dosed individually for each person suffering from fibromyalgia.
Salicylate-free during guaifenesin treatment According to Dr.St.Amand salicylates compromise guaifenesin.
If salicylates are absorbed via the skin or mucous membranes, according to Dr.St.Amand they inhibit the effect of guaifenesin by blocking the receptors in the kidneys which guaifenesin should lock into.
During guaifenesin treatment by Dr.St.Amand, all products which come into contact with the skin or mucous membranes in a concentrated amount must be checked and, if they contain salicylates, replaced by salicylate-free products. This applies to cosmetics, toiletries, medical ointments, supplements and especially toothpastes.
Fibromyalgia patients undergoing guaifenesin treatment by Dr.St.Amand and Samter’s triad suffers are looking for a toothpaste that is salicylate free.
This is especially difficult. Using the INCI (international nomenclature of cosmetic ingredients) content declaration, it is almost impossible to recognize which toothpaste is salicylate free.
The frequently asked questions of fibromyalgia sufferers about using a suitable toothpaste during guaifenesin treatment by Dr.St.Amand are answered below.