What do you recommend for all over achy, irritable feeling at end of each month?

Published: August 24, 2013
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Have noticed that at the end of the month, beginning of the next month, I am a mess. Ache all over, irritable, kind of a PMS feeling (i'm 69) and this is every month. What do you recommend I try or do? I have always been on alternative medicines,etc to include (Armour Thyroid) and gone to naturopaths. I am at my wits end as to what is going on with me. Please help.......have been diagnosed with cfs, fibro, and polymyalgia. Have also done NAET treatments.

Answer

In this setting, I add bio-identical estrogen/progesterone and testosterone. Also, do the free Energy Analysis Program to find other ways to tune up energy in your specific case. Also, for Polymyalgia Rheumatica, there are several important thoughts: 1- Some find that avoiding wheat/gluten helps......2- Instead of trying to wean the prednisone off and flaring the illness if on this, ask your doctor about prescribing bioidentical hydrocortisone, called cortef. Doses of up to 20 mg a day (~ to prednisone 4 mg but safer) can be used with very few side effects and large benefit in PMR.....3- Herbals to balance immune function, such as willow bark, curcumin and boswellia, along with fish oil, is a good idea.

L&B,
Dr. T

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of four research studies on their treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome From Fatigued to Fantastic! and his newer The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution.  Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health. 

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