Saturday, February 2, 2013

Fibromyalgia and essential oils

Over the last year, I've been compiling stories of individuals with fibromyalgia and their experiences with doTERRA essential oils.
    Amanda's Story

    Read Amanda's entire story and what essential oils and doTERRA products that she used here.
    [After starting doTERRA essential oils]... Now, I have very few struggles with pain, I am sleeping better and feeling more rested, I can jump out of bed as soon as I wake up, I am not as fatigued, my vision came back, the dizziness is few and far between, I am thinking more clearly and having less episodes of the fibro fog, my depression and anxiety is controllable without prescription medication, my headaches are few and far between, I don’t feel like I have a cold all the time anymore, my nausea is gone, and I feel NORMAL.  I am now down to four medications, completely off of my anxiety and depressive medications and am down to one of each of the rest.  These oils have been nothing but an amazing miracle to me.  I am a completely different person.  I am happy, and feel young again. 
    Patti's Story
    About five years ago, I suddenly developed an allergy to most prescription pain meds, in fact, the only one I could take was Darvocet. Since then, Darvocet has ...been taken off the market, thereby leaving me with absolutely no prescription painkillers that I can take. There are a couple of things I can take if I'm in the hospital, but they don't come in pill form. You can understand why the essential oils are such a welcome addition to my life. I've mentioned this before, but before the doTERRA oils, I was taking Lyrica every night to be able to rest, I also took mild muscle relaxers from time to time. I am completely off the Lyrica and able to move better than I have in years (I have Fibromyalgia), I go to sleep, I rest well and I awake feeling better than I did for a long time. They really do work.
    I put 2-3 drops of frankincense under my tongue twice a day. I didn't realize how much it helped until I ran out. I also have a sleep blend in a roller bottle that I keep by my bed to put on my feet, wrists, etc.wherever to help me rest at night, but the frankincense is an anti-inflammatory, that's why it helps the fibro.  I had to get off the lyrica, I was noticing problems with my memory.
    Darling's story on Jennifer Accomando's blog
    LISTEN UP EVERYONE!!! PRAISE REPORT!!!!! I am now on ONLY 5 Medications out of 16!!!! Praise God for what doTERRA has done in my life and in MY FAMILY’S LIFE!!...
    I have been diagnosed with LUPUS, FIBROMYALGIA, PULMONARY EMBOLISM, MENOPAUSE, HYPERTENSION & DIABETES!! doTERRA IS NOT ANTI-MEDICINE so I do still have a Physician who Thankfully is on board with my progress of NATURALLY TREATING my Ailments with the use of doTERRA Oils!!

    From Nature's Place Wholesome Living
    Since starting the use of doTERRA EO, I have noticed that my fibromyalgia symptoms are very minimal. I do not have daily pains. Yesterday, I overdid it by raking leaves and was so afraid of the aftermath. Last night I did have some burning sensations in shoulders and arms, but this morning, there is only slight ache in my lower back/hip area where it normally kicks my butt (literally), and slight burn in arms/shoulders. WHEW!! Not sure which oils to praise!!! I am currently taking frankincense, Balance, Clove, Wild Orange, Purify and OnGuard on a daily basis. I do add others as needed. D. Missouri
    I have had Fibromyalgia symptoms for almost 8 years, but didn’t get diagnosed until about a year ago. I had muscle spasms, chronic migraines, headaches, sinus issues, pain in my neck, shoulders, back, legs, hips, and arms on a daily basis. Some days I couldn’t even get out of bed. I suffered from depression and am off all of my medications. The essential oils and the Lifelong Vitality supplements have helped my daily pain to go from an 8-10 pain level to a 2-3 pain level. I do have some flare ups and what I call bad days, but no where near as bad as I used to. I have lost almost 30lbs in 3 months with Slim and Sassy. I am taking Lifelong Vitality, Mito Max, Balance, and Clove. I take Deep Blue for pain and Peppermint along with weekly Aromatouch sessions. I am so thankful to be introduced to doTERRA when I felt like life was hopeless. J. Texas
    Maria's story
    I was diagnosed with Fibro approx. 16 years ago.  Did the medical thing for 6 years and was not better with all the meds they prescribed.  I quit all meds and suffered for another 10 years, but not worse than when I was on the prescriptions.  I had a Zyto scan and all bio-markers called for Peppermint.  I never liked anything Peppermint!  However, I put 2 drops around my navel 2 x's a day.  I ran Peppermint in my diffuser all day long where I work, and at night.  I applied 1 drop to bottom of each foot 2 x's a day, and I drank 2 drops of every glass of water ALL DAY long.  I did not drink anything but water.  And on the third day I woke up, like I rose from a 16 year death.  NO PAIN.  
    I don't know why that worked for me, but it did.  I think it just killed the inflammation, which took care of the major pain my body was suffering from.   I still use Peppermint every day, and will take no chances of getting back into the shape I was in for so many years.  The LLV (Life Long Vitality supplements) has given me more energy and I am not suffering from the tiredness associated with the Fibro now.
    Sherry's story
    Olive leaf extract helps with fibromyalgia taken one cap in AM and one cap around 3pm.
     Fibromyalgia causes reduced immune system and it helps with that problem.doTERRA oils really help me with the effects of pain. I apply my combination oils before I go to bed so that my pain is under control and if I wake up with pain during the night I apply again.

    Sherry’s blend for pain
    20 Basil
    20 Lavender
    30 Wintergreen
    30 Lemongrass
    30 Eucalptus
    30 Peppermint

    During the day the oils prevent me from having to take extra drugs. I have completely eliminated pain meds during the day.
    Of course, I take Life Long Vitality Supplements from doTERRA which has made a lot of difference.

    PJ Hanks' Story
    • Watch PJ Hanks' Webinar on her triumph over fibromyalgia here. 
    • "That webinar is fantastic. I just found it this week and have been following the protocol she suggests and it is working well. The thing I was most surprised by was the Ginger. It truly works and I wouldn't have survived this weekend without using the ginger."- Deneice

    Other Stories
    I know someone who got rid of her fibromyalgia just by taking the Life Long Vitality supplements!  She had 5 kids to take care of and could not get out of bed. - Shoshana
    Doing the AromaTouch Technique really helps! -Chelsea
    I was just diagnosed with Fibro this year although I have been having symptoms as far back as I was 8 years old, I am 27 now!!! I have taken the natural approach to healthcare with doTERRA essential oils and I am taking their DDR Prime and the Life Long Vitality supplements and let me tell you I noticed a big difference as soon as I took the DDR Prime... For managing my pain I will use Wintergreen and then use the deep blue rub as it works better for my pain opposed to the Deep Blue oil... Sometimes if that doesn't work then I will do Lemongrass or peppermint to drive the deep blue in further... I am on a Gluten free diet although I have to be as I am a highly allergic Celiac patient and I tell you how much better I feel when I dont eat any gluten... - Shaylene
    I use the LifeLong Vitality (LLV) everyday. Without it, I have pain. I started the LLV in January this year along with getting Aroma Touch Technique applied every week for the first month, then dropped to every other week. I follow the GX, PB Assist plan of 10 days on GX followed by 10 days on PB then neither for 10 days then repeat the process. I also take Zendocrine caps and Terrazyme daily. Avoid foods that cause inflammation. I never thought I would EVER have this new life of living pain free. I have had FMS close to 40 years. Forever grateful I found doTERRA. - Gayle (September 2013)
    I have fibro. I started taking the Lifelong Vitality supplements in February which has made a huge difference in my daily pain levels. I use deep blue rub and pasttense for flare-ups and headaches. I started on terrazyme about a month ago which has helped with my digestive issues. The candida cleanse (GX Assist then PB Assist) has also helped. I have done it 3 times since February. - Christine
    I have had Fibromyalgia for over 20 years. I was taking 2400 mg of Gabapenten a day and my life was pretty much lived in a fog and still most days was a struggle to get out of bed. In Dec of 2012 I enrolled in doTERRA. I read that Frankincense was a very effective antiinflammatory so I began taking 2 drops internally in a veggie cap in the AM & PM. After a few days of doing that I could feel the difference so I continued. After 30 days I felt so much better I cut my Gabapenten by 1/4. I continued and 1 month later I cut my medication another 1/4. The same the next month, then finally after 20 years of suffering I was able to cut the last 1/4 and I am completely off the Gabapenten. The Frankincense enabled my body to heal itself. My fog is gone and my mind is clear. I have since added the Lifelong Vitality supplements and have been taking that since June. I have so much more energy and I am for the most part pain free. Occasionally I will have a bad day in which I need a few more drops of Frankincense but that is rare and I accept that. I can't tell you what knowing that the relief I so desperately sought after and prayed for, God provided long long ago and is still here today for us, means to me. I know that my relief is readily available to me in my own home with NO unwanted side effects.- Dawn (November 2013)
    I use Helychrysium or birch (diluted) depending on my mood but not as often as I should for fibromyalgia. A friend uses Deep Blue Rub. -  Jennifer
    I have fibromyalgia, and have been taking DDR capsules pretty regularly (1 or 2 caps daily) for almost 6 weeks. I hate taking pills, supplements, meds, anything. The only other thing I have changed is soaking 2-3 nights a week in hot bath, 1/2.cup Epsom salt 4-5 drops each lemongrass, rosemary & eucalyptus. I noticed Monday my pain level is about a 2+. No dietary changes. ( I eat really poorly.) I think its the DDR and the soaks.  - Carole.
    I found the PB Assist and GX Assist have helped with my fibromyalgia pain. It's practically non existent after 2 cleanses. - Jeannine

    I have Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue... Lifelong Vitality supplements really gives me a ton of energy!! - Cheryl

    I have fibromyalgia. I took 5-6 drops of frankincense under the tongue 3-4 times a day and got off all pain meds in 3 months.- Judy


    I have fibromyalgia. I do 2 drops of frankincense under my tongue 2x a day and I use llv daily and mito2max. I prefer past tense for my muscle pain. I highly recommend doing a candida cleanse. If u don't know how I can send you more info on that. I also removed gluten, alcohol and all processed foods from my diet. Within a year I have been able to get off of all of my meds and am fairly pain free now. I still have my flares but it's 1000x better! I do 'morphine bombs' too, they're 4 frankincense, 4 marjoram and 4 lemongrass. If I take it before I get into a full flare it sometimes will fend it off. - Stephanie
    I use the Lifelong Vitality  for energy, On Guard for sickness and helps with depression and Deep Blue, cypress, and lemongrass for muscle pain. Any of the happy oils help with the deep depression that accompanies it. Katie

    Someone I know had fibromyalgia and a lot of other health issues. She was on the pain patch and got sick frequently. She started using Lifelong Vitality supplements and that was huge for her. She had to have regular vitamin B injections and iron infusions and hasn't had to have those since starting the Lifelong Vitality supplemetns. She also feels that frankincense and Slim & Sassy have been huge in her pain reduction. Eating a cleaner diet has also helped. She no longer takes pain meds at all.- Lori
    "I wanted to share my experience. I have fibromyalgia diagnosed in 2009. I have tried everything under the sun to help with my symptoms to no avail. I have spent thousands of dollars looking for anything that would help. I didn't want to go the "prescribed drugs" route. Well....I have been on LLV (Lifelong Vitality supplements) helping with brain fog and fatigue, Deep Blue and Peppermint for pain, Peppermint keeps me regular too, DDR Prime, Diffuse serenity or lavender for insomnia, I also do epsom salt bath and use lavender or whatever I feel like at least 2x a week. I have been using doTERRA for about 4 weeks. I am feeling great about the results! I still get tired...just not dead tired like before. I still have pain...just not excruciating tear my husbands eyeballs out pain. We were talking today and realized I went to the state fair yesterday and walked all day...I didn't even need to take one tylenol! At my last doctors appt two months ago I had resigned and reluctantly ask her for narcotic pain was that bad. Now I have finally found something to help!"  - J.P.

    More stories
    • Read a story of an individual with post-traumatic stress disorder and symptoms of fibromyalgia here.
    • Read a story of an individual with chronic pain and fibromyalgia here.
    • Read a story of an individual with pain and symptoms similar to fibromyalgia, who finds that the Aromatouch blend brings her relief here.

    • Read Everything Essentials' recommendations for fibromyalgia here.
    • Read also doTERRA Life's recommendations here. 
    • For information about chronic fatigue syndrome and essential oils, read this.