This research is not entirely new to the world of Fibromyalgia Peers. It is dense reading, I recommend spending about ten minutes at a time reading through it. I have read about items like 5HTP before, but this article helps me to understand exactly why I actually should be taking it. It also confirms my belief that taking the medications that boost serotonin are actually bad for you *(this is my personal, not professional opinion; as always, please use this information to discuss with your doctor)*. There is so much great information about what we should be taking and why it could really help, additionally what we should not take and why, that I will not try to reword it any of it.
I am going to read the entire article again. When I do, I will read each part separately, journal on hand, to take notes. I will take these notes with the link to this article, to my next visit to my doctor. All these years I have been advocating for research on “what can I take” that might assist this syndrome. I feel, personally, that I finally found those answers! I am one grateful lady today.
I hope you can read this and find ideas that will work for you. If it is just too overwhelming, have a trusted friend read it for you, taking notes on the supplements you should take and those you should not; with the full link to the article. Spend time digesting it. If it sounds like something you too want to try, bring the notes and article link to your doctor 🙂
Lucinda Tart, Fibromyalgia Peer Advocate/Life Skills Advisor