aatlogocolorFibromyalgia affects an estimated 6 million people in the US. The number of children and teens with fibromyalgia isn’t well documented, as the disorder is often misdiagnosed or overlooked in young people.

People with fibromyalgia can have a wide range of symptoms, but most have some combination of chronic muscle and joint pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, tender points, anxiety and depression. We have also seen several people with trichotillomania that also had fibromyalgia.

We have been working with amino acid therapy for over 11 years and have helped many people with trichotillomania and fibromyalgia completely eliminate their symptoms. I received an email from Marty Hinz, MD the other day that confirmed his use and confidence with this approach: “This approach to fibromyalgia is the only approach I am aware of that provides complete remission of symptoms in all patients.”

He goes on to say that “it is hard to talk about treating only fibromyalgia since most patients have other serotonin and catecholamine related diseases (including trichotillomania).  While it is important to get the symptoms of fibromyalgia under complete control, it is just as important to get the symptoms of other active diseases under control as well.” While any disorders associated with neurotransmitter imbalance may be associated with fibromyalgia, the most frequent concomitant disorders include (1) depression, (2) insomnia, (3) anxiety and (4) fatigue.

In general a person “will not experience relief of symptoms until the proper amino acid dosing levels are reached. But, the point of remission for each disease may be associated with a different amino acid dosing value. For example, after making amino acid dosing value changes in response to analysis of the second laboratory assay the patient’s fibromyalgia may resolve but the depression and anxiety may only improve in response to changes made based on analysis of the third of fourth laboratory assay.”

This is in line with what we have seen in the clinic. While some people experience a complete remission of all symptoms across the board at a given amino acid dose, most people see an abatement of symptoms for different disorders at different dosing levels. In addition, we have rarely seen the return of symptoms once they have resolved.

We have found amino acid therapy provides lasting relief for those with fibromyalgia and trichotillomania while addressing many other concomitant disorders at the same time. If you or someone you know has fibromyalgia and/or trichotillomania please contact us – we’d love to help you get beyond your pain and pulling so you can get on with your life.