Dr. T's Health Blog (Recent Posts)

The Breast Cancer/Fibromyalgia Connection

Published: July 10, 2012
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Those operated on for breast cancer have a 10% higher risk of developing fibromyalgia than other women, a new study shows. In my experience, it seems that the estrogen-blocker Tamoxifen - often given after breast surgery - can trigger FMS.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of four research studies on their treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

Brain Fog Documented in Fibromyalgia

Published: July 10, 2012
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In this study, 30 women with fibromyalgia were compared to 30 women without fibro. Tasks requiring attention were impaired as was the "working memory," and the cognitive dysfunction ("brain fog") worsened as the testing got harder. The authors conclude, "These findings point to disrupted working memory as a specific mechanism that is disrupted." Basically, short-term memory is problematic and gets worse with stress.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of four research studies on their treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

30 Top Tips for Addressing CFS and Fibromyalgia When All Else Fails, Part 3

Published: July 10, 2012
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In part 3, I talk about going after hidden infections, and I give you my final 10 top tips!

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of four research studies on their treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

30 Top Tips for Addressing CFS and Fibromyalgia When All Else Fails, Part 2

Published: July 10, 2012
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In part 2, I discuss advanced approaches for optimizing hormonal and nutritional support - while also making sure the basics are covered - and I give you my next 10 top tips for addressing CFS and fibromyalgia!

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of four research studies on their treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

30 Top Tips for Addressing CFS and Fibromyalgia When All Else Fails, Part 1

Published: July 10, 2012
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In this series I discuss 30 remedies that can be very helpful in stubborn CFS/FM cases, and I explain an overall approach to using them. I group the 30 remedies by categories, in the order in which they should be considered. Each part in the series will cover 10 of these special remedies.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of four research studies on their treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

MED: Fibromyalgia Is Not a Rheumatologic Disease Anymore

Published: July 10, 2012
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Dr. George Griffing, Professor of Medicine at St. Louis University and Editor-in-Chief of Internal Medicine for eMedicine, writes that "in the future, with new insights and therapies on the horizon, we will no longer need to refer our fibromyalgia patients to the rheumatologist." This is good, as most rheumatologists do not know how to address the illness effectively.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of four research studies on their treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

Fibromyalgia Rates Doubling

Published: July 10, 2012
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Fibromyalgia is present in ~ 3-5 % of the population in studies in 5 European countries. This suggests that the rate of developing fibromyalgia has more than doubled in the last decade!

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of four research studies on their treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

What's the Connection between Obesity and Fibromyalgia?

Published: July 10, 2012
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Research out of Norway published in Arthritis Care & Research shows that women who are overweight or obese are at a higher risk for developing fibromyalgia, especially if they don’t exercise. In a way, that’s not a surprise. Our research center has conducted two studies showing that people with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia gain an average of 32½ pounds after the onset of the disease. But even though I do think being overweight can worsen the CFS/FMS, I don’t think it’s a cause.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of four research studies on their treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

Coenzyme Q10 Helps Fibromyalgia

Published: July 10, 2012
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Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an essential electron carrier in the mitochondrial respiratory chain and a strong antioxidant. Low CoQ10 levels have been detected in patients with fibromyalgia (FM). The purpose of the present work was to assess the effect of CoQ10 on symptoms of five patients with FM. Patients were evaluated clinically with Visual Analogical Scale of pain (VAS), and Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ). Patients with CoQ10 deficiency showed a statistically significant reduction on symptoms after supplementing with CoQ10 for 9 months (300 mg/day).

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of four research studies on their treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

Battling Your Disability Insurer for CFS/Fibromyalgia Benefits? You're Not Alone!

Published: July 10, 2012
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Although most insurance companies at least try to do the right thing, it seems that to some insurers "right" means whatever saves them money. This has especially been the case in CFS and fibromyalgia, as insurers find they can pay experts to say the illnesses are in your mind. This will change as new testing (including XMRV) becomes proven for CFS/FMS. Meanwhile, here is an excellent article by a disability attorney that may help you and your lawyers in your insurance battle. It also lists 4 of the worst insurance company offenders, which have been named in about 5,000 lawsuits as they try to avoid paying the money they owe.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of four research studies on their treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

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