Recommendations on Fibromyalgia Treatment in Redmond, WA
More and more people are seeking relief from the pain, fatigue, and sleep problems associated with fibromyalgia. To help with this, David Buscher, M.D. offers fibromyalgia treatment in Redmond, WA. With allergy testing to identify and functional medicine to treat, many of our patients find relief.
The main symptoms of fibromyalgia are deep muscle pain, painful tender points, and usually morning stiffness. Other major symptoms include:
- Concentration & Memory Problems -- Brain Fog or "Fibro Fog"
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Sleep Disoder
- Sometimes Bladder Pain & Vulvodynia
Fibromyalgia tends to be widespread affecting the entire body rather than just a couple joints or muscle groups. Patients may describe their pain differently -- deep, dull, throbbing, sharp, or aching -- involving muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons. Some patients report they have recurrent flu-like symptoms. Fatigue is very commonly associated with fibromyalgia.
Treatments Offered at This Clinic:
Allergy Testing & Treatments--Allergies are often the cause of fibromyalgia and associated symptoms. Allergic myalgia is not commonly recognized as a cause of muscle pain, although such information has been published in the medical literature as far back as 1927.
Trigger Point Injections--Also known as myofascial release. This involves injections of procaine into specific "trigger points."
Neural Therapy--Intradermal procaine injections usually with micro-doses of anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, lymphatic drainage formulas, and mitochondrial enzymes.
Intravenous Myers Cocktail or other micronutrient IV therapies
External Enhanced Counterpulsation (EECP) with oxygen therapy--to improve cellular oxygenation and function and mitochondrial restoration.
Hypothyroidism Treatment--Deficiencies of thyroid hormone can lead to fatigue, pain, brain fog, and other symptoms. Therefore, it is essential to do a thorough evaluation of thyroid function.
Most authorities agree that pain and sleep management, along with psychological support, are fundamental treatments that help patients with fibromyalgia. Mild exercise is often very helpful, and it is very important that patients learn how to pace themselves and not push themselves beyond their capacity.
Nutritional supplements can often be helpful for fibromyalgia such as:
- 5-Hydroxy Tryptophan, 100 Mg 3 times Daily
- Malic Acid/Magnesium, Magnesium 300-600 Mg/Malic Acid 1200-2400 Mg Daily Total
- L-Carnitine, 1500 Mg B.I.D.
- Coenzyme Q10, 100-300 Mg
- Acetyl L-Carnitine, 500 Mg 3 Times Daily
- If Needed, Low-Dose Tricyclic Antidepressants
- Guaifenesin-Safe & Usually Effective Treatment; Involves Strict Avoidance of Salicylates
Laboratory Testing options:
- Metabolic Acidosis & Cellular Oxygen Levels-Using Venous Blood Gases
- Peripheral Arterial Tonometry (Endopat) Dysfunction
- Functional Nutritional Analysis (Spectra Cell)
- Urine Organic Acid Testing
The fibromyalgia diagnosis fits under the category of a rheumatological condition. Most patients with this condition consult a rheumatologist at one time or another. In general, rheumatologists are quite skilled in utilizing medications our doctor does not commonly prescribe such as:
- Antidepressants--Fluoxetine (Prozac), Sertraline (Zoloft), Duloxetine (Cymbalta), & Milnacipran (Savella)
- Anti-Seizure Medication, Pain Relief--Pregabalin (Lyrica)
- Tricyclic Antidepressants--Doxepin & Trazodone
- Pain Medication--Oxycodone, Oxycontin
- Anti-Seizure, Pain Management--Neurontin
Contact us today with your questions and concerns about fibromyalgia treatment. We proudly serve patients in Redmond, Washington, and the surrounding area.