“Fibromyalgia: Getting Our Lives Back—Success Stories on the Guaifenesin Protocol,” a 30 minute documentary Dr. Melissa Congdon produced this summer. Dr. Congdon, who is in well into her recovery from fibromyalgia, made this film because she was inspired by all of her patient's recovery stories and wanted to thank Dr. St. Amand for his decades of unwavering support of fibromyalgia patients as well as his development of the guaifenesin protocol and the HG diet that have helped so many of us.
I would love for this film to be the first of many I produce about my patient’s stories. I believe that our stories are an important and effective way to raise awareness of fibromyalgia and its effective treatments.
Here is a link to view the film’s trailer:
The world premiere of the film will be at the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael, California on November 22nd at 11am (doors open at 10:30am). The film is free to the public but there are a limited number of seats so if you would like to attend please reserve a seat on Eventbrite:
Dr. St. Amand and Claudia Merek, co-author's of their book, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibromyalgia, will be in attendance and will be available for a short Q&A after the film. Please join us to honor these wonderful healers!
Dr. Congdon's film will be posted sometime after the premier on this site.
What your doctor may not tell you about Fibromyalgia
by Dr. Paul St. Amand, 3 edition
Dr. Amand gives you 40 years of research with 1000's of patients about fibromyalgia, as well as, a protocol to reverse it. There is hope for those of us who suffer from this disabling disease!
Almost three years into Dr. Amand's protocol, both my husband and I (we both have fibro) have had a 75% reduction overall in our visible nodules – many are completely gone! Though still symptomatic, we have more consistant energy and less pain. We are so encouraged by our progress.
What causes fibro according Dr. Amand? Patients with fibro have a genetic flaw in their kidneys. We are not able to release phosphates and these phosphates combine with water and calcium to form nodules in muscles, tendons and even organs! These then cause a myriad of problems and pain as the phosphates build up over a lifetime. For every year you are on quaifenison – six years of stored phosphates are released. The older you are more phosphates you have stored.
Fibro is also a genenetic disease according to Dr. Amand's reserach. He and several of his family members have it. After reading the book I saw not only myself on every page, but my mother and sister as well. The same was true for my husband, both he and his sister have it. Their family complained of rhemetism, which is often mistaken for fibro.
The protocol Dr. Amand developed to reverse fibro is well outlined in his book. One is supposed to feel worse initially and for some time until the body has released enough of the stored phosphates and can effectively keep up with the elimination of phosphates thanks to the quaifenison. Dr. Amand and those he works with have set up an online support network for folks, which is also in his book
As time goes on though – better days and less symptoms gradually become the norm. This is a protocol that requires some life style changes, patience and faith, but clearly works. Our doctor, Dr. Melissa Congdon is now 6 years into her recovery and what a difference we have seen in her since we started 3 years ago!
When we read Dr. Amand’s book we knew intuitively his protocol would work for us. We recommend you buy and read this book and even contact Dr. Amand's office in San Diego or Dr. Melissa Congdon, our doctor who trained with Dr. Amand, if you live in or near the San Francisco Bay Area.
Here is her information:
Dr. Melissa Congdon, MD
500 Tamal Plaza, Suite 507
Corte Madera, CA 94925
We are looking forward to a much brighter future and wish you the same!
Veronica and Gregory Hughes