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Guaifenesin (pronounced 'gwhy-fen-es-in') is generally used as an expectorant which thins mucus and helps to loosen phlegm and is found in some cough medicines. But in its original form, a tree bark extract called guaiacum, it was used to treat rheumatism as far back as 1530.
Dr St Amand discovered that guaifenesin can be used to successfully treat fibromyalgia.
Dr St Amand's working hypothesis is that people with fibromyalgia have an inherited abnormality in phosphate excretion. People with fibromyalgia are born with the gene(s) for fibromyalgia and over time the phosphates accumulate in the mitochondria of cells throughout the body. Eventually enough phosphates are accumulated to produce the symptoms of fibromyalgia.
In simple terms, guaifenesin works in people who have fibromyalgia by withdrawing the phosphates from the cells of the muscles, tendons, joints, brain, intestinal tissues, endocrine glands and many other sites and allowing the phosphates to be excreted via the kidneys.
The Guaifenesin Protocol:
The UK-FMS-GUAI group strongly recommend that you get a copy of Dr St Amand's book if you want to start guaifenesin.
Click here to read Dr St Amand's guaifenesin treatment protocol in brief. Do not just start taking the tablets without understanding the protocol.
NEW! The official guaifenesin protocol online newsgroup is the online support group sponsored by the Fibromyalgia Treatment Center, Inc., Dr Paul St Amand and Claudia Marek.
The Center is a non-profit corporation created in 1998 to fund research on the treatment of fibromyalgia. They are raising funds for a research project investigating the use of guaifenesin as a treatment for fibromyalgia.
NEW! There is a new forum on the Fibromyalgia Treatment Center website, with FAQs on the protocol and HG diet and a compilation of recipes suitable for the HG diet. See their homepage.
Contribute to the Fibromyalgia Treatment Center:
If you buy books or goods from amazon.co.uk you can help contribute to the work of Dr St. Amand. If you link to amazon.co.uk from the Fibromyalgia Treatment Center website, Amazon will make a small donation to the fund.
In the second quarter of 2003 the centre made $245.44 from purchases from Amazon - it all adds up.
You can also make a tax-deductible donation to the center or their research fund. Click here.
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