What lead to my conversion when it came to my belief in nutritional supplements? It is really quite simple---my wife, Liz. My wife has fibromyalgia and I have lived with this disease for over 20 years. Chronic pain and fatigue---to bed by 8 PM----frequent back massages---by me. It was just something you learned to live with.
However, in the spring of 1995 my wife developed a severe pneumonia and consequently some asthma and severe fatigue. Even though the pneumonia finally cleared with the use of IV antibiotics, steroids, and nebulizer treatments, she was left with a severe fatigue. She was only able to be up for about two hours each day.
This went on for over two months. The pulmonoligist and the infectious disease specialist had run out of anything else to try and told me that she may never improve. There is no effective treatment for chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia.
It was at this point my wife started taking some high-quality nutritional supplements that were given to her by a friend. She started to feel better within a few days and within three weeks was off all her medications. Within three months she was better than she had been in years. Now she is able to stay up later than me and get up earlier. She is now back to her love----training and showing horses. Her health has continued to improve each year.
Ray Strand, MD