If you have a prescription you can purchase a compounded guaifenesin from Marina del Rey Pharmacy. This guaifenesin is formulated as dye free to accommodate daily use over extended periods by those with fibromyalgia.
Compounded guai is beneficial if your insurance covers compounded drugs or you want to take it off your income tax. Your prescription should read: guaifenesin dye free 600 mg. and then quantity of pills you require. Be aware that if you live outside the US you may be limited to a three month supply per shipment. Please check your local import laws to avoid a problem with customs. Neither our office nor the pharmacy can advise you on local law. www.fibropharmacy.com.
The usual kidney tests (creatinine and fasting BUN) normally keep one apprised of impending problems with kidneys. In addition the urine may be monitored for releasing protein. Every physician knows how to keep an eye on this.
Our theory is that the proximal renal tubules have a genetic defect that renders them less able to maintain the meticulous control phosphates require.
This in no way impairs any other renal function and as
such, FM is not a kidney disease, merely a genetic variant. top
Vitamins, like other medications contain inactive and active ingredients. Active ingredients can be easily distinguished because they have a measurement following the name. Green Tea Extract 125 mg. is an active ingredient. Other ingredients: gelatin, accacia, starch .. those three are not medicinal and not blockers. top
The proper way to start your guaifenesin is 300 mg. twice a day. If this is your dose, you will feel worse rather quickly. You may feel achy, fluey, crabby, more fatigue... usually you will only experience your personal symptoms made worse. In other words, if you've never had a headache, it's unlikely that you'll have headaches. Use your own list of symptoms to guide you. (Don't use pre-printed symptoms from any list) You will know within one week if you feel worse.
If you feel just the same plus or minus after a week, then it's time to raise your dose. You should go up to 1200 mg, or 600 mg. twice a day. Some people are frightened that they will be incapacited and prefer to be cautious. If this is the case, yes, you can raise your dose to 900 mg. instead of 1200 mg.
Now the process begins the same. You might feel a bit better for 24-48 hours. (You might not). Then, if this is your dose, you will feel worse. You should wait three weeks this time -- to finish your first month on guaifenesin and evaluate your situation. If you have someone mapping you, at the end of this first month, get checked again. If you don't, look at your calendar or your symptoms and see if you feel worse. You can use a chart. Remember the less you write the easier it will be to track your progress.
If at the end of the first month, you don't feel worse,
it's time to raise your dose again, this time up to 1800 mg a day. This
for 90 percent of patients so you have an excellent chance to respond.
If for some reason, after another month, you have not felt worse, recheck
your products very carefully. While it's possible you may need more than
1800 mg. of guai to reverse your FM, especially if you usually require
large doses of medication---this dose works for 90 percent of patients.
That's why you should check your products before raising your dose. top
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