Fibromyalgia is the most common autoimmune
disease: Most prevalent disease in women.
Fibromyalgia CIDPUSA & Nanotech experience
We have our experience based upon 12000 patients in USA. Dr Imran Khan
Fibromyalgia commonly starts of with neck pain. This
disorder targets young women and the neck pain will
usually get misdiagnosed as neuralgia. In reality it is
Myofacial pain which if treated early on will stop the
progression of FMS. the diagnosis of myofacial pain is
confirmed by palpating tender areas under the skin,
usually located in muscles. On pressing the tender point
the pain, experienced by the patient, is reproduced.
There are no tests needed to confirm this diagnosis. The
best way to get rid of this pain is by rubbing any oil
on the tender area and stretching it. If the pain goes
away by the procedure described you have the diagnosis.
If the disease is not treated properly then the FMS will
slowly spread to adjacent muscles. It will start to
cause symptoms of numbness, weakness, difficulty in
concentration and non restful sleep. These people wake
up tired and feel stiffness in the morning. Because of
the pain they develop temper tantrums. As most doctors
will be unable to reach this diagnosis the patients will
be labeled as a malingerer. Many patients have been
brought to me and the family believed they were
hysterical and they have walked out of the clinic with a
better diagnosis and followed by cure of this disease.
Once the patient is diagnosed and told that they do not
have Multiple sclerosis or Cancer most will heal
I treat the severely affected patients with electro
stimulation and antibiotics/antiviral combination with
herbal supplements and these chronic patients respond
well to these treatments. Most patients achieve a cure
so they do not need to be followed.
What are the common causes of this disorder? The number
one trigger is stress, due to stress there is a
suppression of our immune functions. I think every woman suffers from stress which is chronic
or a sudden PTSD event. The second cause is trauma,
this can be a slap on the face, a car accident any small
injury at work or just carrying heavy luggage at the
airport. I have personally developed myofacial pain from
these above described causes.
Fibromyalgia is the most common cause of pain in the
world after Myofacial pain. I consider both Myofacial
pain and Fibromyalgia as interlinked disorders, They are
similar conditions. Trigger points and tender points occur in
both the conditions, usually most authors will connect
the tender points with Fibromyalgia and Trigger points
with Myofacial pain. I have found trigger points in all
my patients with fibromyalgia.
B-12 deficiency is very common in FMS. Don't think
about getting tested instead get the sublingual
replacement. If by getting the Cynocobalamin tablet
the symptoms of fatigue disappear then you were
suffering from B-12 deficiency. This deficiency will
also result in the patient having hypothyroidism. Those
suffering from B-12 deficiency will also gain weight,
have trouble awakening from sleep in the morning. There
was a time in the US that all doctors would give regular
B-12 injections to their patients, those in the third
world still use B-12 replacement regularly. However with
the birth of managed care B-12 injections were not
reimbursed to the doctor and the gatekeepers started
demanding a low B-12 level before they would allow
authorization for reimbursement of these injections. So
the B-12 injections have gone out the door in the
I have seen
that FMS will start usually on the left side of the arm
and leg, rarely the right side will be affected. The
right side is more commonly involved in women. The cause
is the selective attack of our immune system which can
target a area based upon their zip-code. Every cell in
the body has a immunological identity and cells on one
side have a specific identity. So the immune system can
attack just one side of the patient fascia (tissue
around the muscles) leading to one sided pain. These
patients will mimic all types of neurological diseases
and will have seen doctors all over the world. The one
diagnostic clue is that with all the problems they have
a normal neurological examination.
I was introduced to the diagnosis of FMS at the
University of Arizona in Tucson. In later years I
started to see MS. Parkinson, SLE, rheumatoid patients
all also had FMS. These patients would do so much better
after their FMS was treated. In one Parkinson patient
who lived in a remote part of nowhere, I would drive to
his home and inject him in the pelvis. His wife reported
that soon after the injections this patient would be
able to ambulate.
started my practice at Nanotech I met a old friend whose
father had Parkinson plus and he walked in a extreme
flex posture. I palpated his spine and was reassured by
the Family that the local orthopedic surgeons had
informed that that short of surgery this case was
irreversible. So I proceeded with a trigger point
injection and following his next visit there was no pain
and the extreme flexed posture of this Parkinson patient
had reversed to upright.
believe that all the pain disorder in Multiple sclerosis
is due to FMS.
phenomena is seen in FMS patients that in some of these
patients a complaint of pain is seen during a
approaching storm . This pain is due to the fact that a
low pressure has developed which causes the muscles to
swell. From this cause you can think that by asking the
patient to sit a warm water tub will increase the
pressure on the muscles and help relieve the pain.
Chronic fatigue syndrome and Fibromyalgia are
overlapping conditions and are usually associated and
occur together in the same patient. Both conditions are
due to immune dysfunction and
one of our patients who had a severe hearing disorder a
simple inactivation of her trigger point relived the
hearing problem in a nanosecond.
A man with a ALS
like disorder was treated for trigger point inactivation
and the ALS syndrome disappeared.
who were awaiting joint replacement were treated for
trigger point inactivation and it relived their joint
pain and they did not need the joint surgery.
Recurrent chest pain pain has been successfully treated
with trigger point inactivation.
A few patients
who were awaiting abdominal surgery were and had
symptoms of gastric swelling , pain after food were
TP inactivation with
complete reversal of their symptoms.
jaw pain is a common symptom of FMS and is treated by
inactivating TP in the jaw muscles.
These cases respond well to Tens units, Hulda
Clark Zapper, treatment with doxycycline,
using silver colloid, repetitive magnetic stimulation. These are all
effective treatments. The usual dose of doxycycline is 100mg daily.