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Guaifenesin Sources

What not to use:
Guaifenesin is an ingredient in many cough mixtures and decongestants, but these are not good sources of the medication and should not be used to treat fibromyalgia. Any pure guaifenesin that has no added pseudoephedrine, dextramethorphan, or any of the other compounds that may cause side effects is recommended. Liquid guaifenesin preparations are inappropriate because of the low dosage and the sugar, sorbitol, alcohol, or dye contents.

     The many symptoms of fibromyalgia could easily mask some other condition and may therefore require the input of a physician before and during initial treatment. It could be dangerous to assume all symptoms are due to fibromyalgia.

Where to buy guaifenesin:

• Mucinex
is the FDA approved time released guaifenesin 600 mg. This can be purchased at any pharmacy. The same product is less expensive from Pro Health:www.prohealth.com Toll Free (800) 366-6056. Pro Health also has a 400 mg. fast acting product available for additional dosing.  This product is dye and sweetener free.

Compounded Guaifenesin from Marina del Rey Pharmacy: If your doctor will prescribe guaifenesin it is possible your insurance will cover it. (Check before you buy!) If you live outside the US you will pay less import duty if you purchase it with a prescription. The prescription should read Guaifenesin 600 mg. dye free. Research what your country will let you import in one shipment, usually a 90 day supply. For details contact Marina del Rey Pharmacy 310-823-5311 but first be sure to check your local laws. (www.fibropharmacy.com)

FibroFree 600 mg. Guaifenesin: over the counter from Marina del Rey Pharmacy: www.fibropharmacy.comFibrofree 400 mg. FA is also available for dosage increases.

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WE REGRET HAVING TO POST WHAT FOLLOWS BUT DUE TO UNSCRUPULOUS MARKETING TECHNIQUES WE MUST:

DO NOT USE GUAI-AID PRODUCTS IN PLACE OF MUCINEX OR COMPOUNDED GUAIFENESIN.  FOR MOST PATIENTS IT WILL NOT BE EFFECTIVE AS A STAND ALONE PRODUCT. 

YOU MAY USE IT TO INCREASE YOUR DOSE BUT DO NOT TAKE ONLY GUAI-AID NO MATTER WHAT YOU ARE TOLD BY THEIR OWNER/SALES TEAM.  IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT claudiacmarek@aol.com



Periodicals

• The American Journal of Medicine

New England Journal of Medicine

Journal of the American Medical Association


Links to other helpful information about guaifenesin and fibromyalgia

• One of our members, Angela Stroup spoke at the Symposium in Arizona in August, 2004 about gentle yoga and relaxation. For more information please see her website at http://www.mentorforlife.com. Angela has made available a relaxation tape ($15 including S/H) for our group. She says it is similar to the session she guided people through at the seminar, but is longer and better. She says it works for stress reduction. Angela is already listed as a mapper. She can be reached directly via her website or email. angelaps@cox.net

A printable body chart for mapping

ImmuneSupport.com is a vast Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome resource with news, research articles, chat rooms and alternative therapies.

Fibronorth Fibromyalgia and guaifenesin resources for Canadians, including Dr. St. Amand's videos on FM and Mapping, all books on FM by Dr. St. Amand and Claudia Marek, and their video CD. FibroNorth donates a portion of the sale of these items to the Fibromyalgia Treatment Center research fund.

• Dr. Devin Starlanyl offers the symptoms list called "Devin's Diagnostic" and her two books, The Fibromyalgia Advocate: Getting the Support You Need to Cope with Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain Syndrome," and "Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome: A Survival Manual."

• Miryam Williamson has written "The Fibromyalgia Relief Book: 213 Ideas for Improving Your Quality of Life." ISBN 0-8027-7553-5. This book is for those who already know what they're up against. For people newly diagnosed, Miryam has written "Fibromyalgia: A Comprehensive Approach," Walker and Co., 1996. ISBN 0-8027-7484-9



Web sites about salicylates

• The Feingold Association has dietary information that may be helpful for people who are extra-sensitive to salicylates. The Guai Protocol does NOT require eliminating salicylates from your diet.

Cleure has a full line of products at www.cleure.com/ftc.  Or call 888-883-4276. Sales of Cleure products benefit fibromyalgia research and awareness. All products are salicylate-free and paraben free.  Dr. Stay is a member of Safe Cosmetics. org.
Web sites about hypoglycemia and low-carbohydrate diet

Lowcarb.com is an excellent source of information about low-carbohydrate diet, food and recipes.  Also see articles posted at www.fibromyalgiatreatment.com/board.

• The Atkins Diet Web site

Sugar-Free Market Place

Hypoglycemia Support Foundation Inc.

Low-Carbohydrate Resource Center

Fran McCullough's Low-Carb Cookbook

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