Chronic pain is among one of the most common reasons for seeking medical attention. It affects and impacts on many elements of the sufferer’s life and, if left unmanaged, can lead to conditions such as depression and anxiety.
Due to the many different forms that pain can take, it is important to treat each case individually and, wherever possible, tailor treatment to the patient’s needs.
A number of pharmacological options are available- from customised capsules, lozenges and troches to creams for locally affected areas. Depending on the cause of pain, a customised pain solution might be right for you.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder typically manifesting as widespread pain and tenderness of the body. It is also commonly found in suffers of chronic fatigue syndrome.
The cause of fibromyalgia is not understood and it is widely thought that a number of factors can contribute to the disease. Due to the unknown cause and unusual pain, treating fibromyalgia is a challenging task for any doctor.
While some prescription medications can be effective (such as certain antidepressant and gaba-like drugs) some patient find the side-effects intolerable or the therapy simply ineffective.
The guaifenesin protocal was developed by an American doctor R. Paul St. Amand and claims a large number of success stories in treating their patients with guaifenesin in conjunction with a strict salicylate-free diet.
Guaifenesin capsules can be compounded by our pharmacists in the lab in a modified-release formulation as is recommended by the Fibromyalgia Treatment Center.
For more information on fibromyalgia or the guaifenesin protocol please see the website: www.fibromyalgiatreatment.com or have a chat to one of our friendly compounding pharmacists.