Friday, November 11, 2005

Dr Jacob Teitelbaum's treatment for CFS and FMS

Click here to read the information Dr. Teitelbaum presents to his CFIDS and FM patients. [Note, I am not recommending any treatments featured in this blog, please consult a qualified medical practitioner for health advice]

Over the past six years I have seen eleven doctors: three consultants (two ME specialists) and 8 GPs. Each said there is nothing that can be done to help me treatment wise, except to rest, live within baseline and wait for the illness to burn itself out. Asked when I will recover, their answer, in a nutshell, was: how long is a piece of string?

Since falling ill, I have not taken any medication, apart from a few herbal remedies such as Devil's Claw for muscle pain (didn't work). Now I am trying Bach Rescue Remedy recommended by my GP, which helps everso slightly (like 1%) when I experience stress. If only it were 200% stronger ...

A few weeks ago, I started a course of multi vitamin liquid and capsules, zinc tablets and super concentrated pure fish oil capsules prescribed by my GP but they are making me feel worse. 5-10 minutes after ingesting them, I become hot, cold and shivery with gnawing stomach cramps and nausea, like food poisoning, that carries on for several hours. I take them with water, while eating food, and tried cutting dose from three times to once a day but still feel worse after just one batch. It is difficult to tell what good they are doing. I shall persevere, even though the doses are not taken according to instructions given.


Anonymous myvoice said...

Hi, just found your blog, and found some good stuff here.

I've been trying some similar things to help with my M.E. I have been using Flax oil instead of fish oils, as when I tried fish oils they made me feel sick for a few days.

I hope it's ok to link to your blog, as I have a site about M.E. I wrote about my experiences in an article called 'Making ME better' at

If you could let me know what you think that would be cool. Keep up the good blogging.

December 01, 2005  
Blogger Lady X said...

Hi Ingrid - I've been trying some of Dr. Teitelbaum's suggestions in his book slowly, adding things a little at a time. They say and I have noticed myself (as it appears you have) that CFIDS sufferers are more sensitive to medications, vitamins, supplements, etc. so it is good to start in small doses to see what can be handled. Can't say I've noticed any huge differences as yet - just went through a small crash period but I can blame it on trying to do too much. Hope you are keeping well!

December 07, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like linseed/flax - it helps a little with the brain fog. Not much, but a noticeable difference. I suspect the fish oils made me feel a bit sick, so I stopped them. (I'm not 100% certain whether it was the fish oil making me feel queasy though.)


March 04, 2006  
Anonymous margshutt said...

I have just (22nd April '06)started on Dr Sinatra's recommended supplements for chronic fatigue - they will be expensive to use over a long period but if they work justifiably so - if anyone is interested in the outcome please let me know.

April 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

margshutt - yes, please come back and post about how you get on.

Did you have the Biolab ATP test?


May 10, 2006  
Anonymous carolyn said...

Carolyn to Margshutt
RE Sinatra's regime: I have just started on this as well [July 20], so would be very interested to hear about your experiences.

July 20, 2006  

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