FIBROMYALGIA symptoms vary from person to person, but they affect about one person in every 20 in the UK. This woman slashed her “widespread” body pain by adding these cheap supplements to her diet.
Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition that causes extreme pain across the entire body, according to the NHS.
The condition is caused by changes to the way the body processes pain signals.
Fibromyalgia may be caused a particularly stressful event. That could include the death of a loved one, or a painful injury.
Women are up to seven times more likely to develop fibromyalgia symptoms.
Karen Crosby, 56, reversed her painful symptoms with Bio-Quinone Q10 supplements.
Crosby was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2002, and spent years suffering from pain in her wrists, knees, ankles and back.
“I had widespread pain, I had problems sleeping, I was tired a lot and when I did things like aerobics I was in a lot more pain than I should have been,” she said.
“I also suffered from what I call ‘fibro fog’, which is where your mind just stops a little while, and you forget things before it kicks into gear again.”
Crosby tried a number of different treatments, but none of them provided lasting relief from her symptoms.
“Since being diagnosed, I have been on a number of different drugs to deal with the effects of fibromyalgia, but none of them were right for me.”
Crosby read about coenzyme Q10 supplements, and how patients had relieve symptoms by taking the tablets.
Coenzyme Q10 is a vitamin-like substance that helps with the body’s energy supply mechanism.
“The particular supplement which the article talked about – Bio-Quinone Q10 GOLD from Pharma Nord – is the one which has been used in the most clinical studies and is identical to that produced naturally by the body so I thought ‘that’s the thing for me – I’ll give it a go’,” she said.
After two weeks, Crosby started getting better night’s sleep, and felt more energetic, she said.
By week three, she started doing household chores she hadn’t previously been able to manage, including cleaning her oven and cupboards.
“By the fourth week I was feeling great,” she said.
“I had more energy with every day that passed, no headaches at all, my pain levels had decreased by 80 to 90 per cent, and I was sleeping like a baby for the first time in a long time.”
Treatments for fibromyalgia aims to relieve some of the symptoms, as there’s currently no cure, the NHS said.
Painkillers, antidepressants and muscle relaxants may all be prescribed by your GP.
Patients could also manage their