I just started Dr. St Amands Guaifenesin Protocol and was wondering if anyone has or is trying it?
@A MyFibroTeam Member, you can eliminate salycates from your life. Ingesting them from food is fine. You just cannot use products that will absorb into your skin or use toothpaste/mouthwash/anything with mint flavoring. But if it occurs natural in food it’s OK.
It’s just a lot of work in the beginning of reading labels from your deodorant, shampoo, lotion, make up, or any products you use that absorb in your skin. Once you figure that out you can start the protocol. As I said before there is a website that lists all the products you use in your every day life that is salicylate free.
There are many blogs online that people talk about their experience with this protocol. As long as they stick to it, it seems to have worked really well for a lot of people.
Hope this helps!
The thing about the guaifenesin program is you literally have to go through every product in your house to make sure there’s no salycates (i hope thats the way it’s spelled) in anything. It could even be in your razor on the strip that makes your razor lubricated. If you absorb any salycates whatsoever, the guaifenesin will not work. There is a website that lists all the products that you can use that don’t have salycates in it. They also have a support group and people that work under the doctor that will answer any questions you have. I have always wondered about this protocol but I have been doing so well lately that I have not needed to try it. And the only pills you should be taking in this protocol is the quaifenesin. Also if you read the book he tells you exactly how to eat. Eliminating and sugar etc. The doctor said that 27 percent of women with fibromyalgia are hypoglycemic and cannot handle carbs and sugar. The book is very interesting. People swear by this protocol but like I said it’s very difficult to read every single label of every single thing you use in your home. If you are dedicated to that then I would definitely give it a try.
I read the book” ehat your Do tor foesnt trll you about Fibromyalgia! It’s amaxing what all is in the book! I read and REread it!!
I also tried it years ago, and received no benefit, but that doesn't mean you won't. I bought my powered Guai in bulk from Canada and it was much less expensive as were the empty capsules I packed it in. It was crazy because the cost for capsules was so high here in the US, but the price from Canada was so much cheaper, but when they arrived, the capsules' label said MADE IN USA. Go figure. Good luck.