Autoimmune Thyroid Disease

An Unfortunate and Lengthy Adventure in Misdiagnosis

Salicylate sensitivity and fibromyalgia

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This is an interesting essay refuting Amand’s guaifenesin protocol for fibromyalgia. The paper goes into a detailed exploration of the similarities between salicylate intolerance and fibromyalgia, and offers alternative explanations for why the guaifenesin protocol works. It’s not 100% accurate on a few things but still points in the right direction.

One thing I didn’t know is that salicylates block the excretion of uric acid. Might they therefore be responsible for some cases of gout? No wonder I sometimes, rarely, get aches in my toes or finger joints. I suppose throwing folate at this is going to cause more purines to be produced and make the situation worse.

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Written by alienrobotgirl

19 September, 2007 at 8:13 pm

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