Can Gauifensen flush the body of all agents that cause Fibromyalgia?

Question

I was told by my doctor that I had fibromyalgia.  As I gotten older, it has gotten worse and is becoming increasingly more painful.  I recently met a young woman that has started a treatment using Gauifensen and eliminating Salislates for her diet and also eliminating them in product/medication forms.  Can you tell me if you know anyting about Gauifensen and if it is true that this product can flush the body of all the agents that cause fibromyalgia?  I need to do something — the pain is taken over my life and I have tried everything.  I just don’t want to get started down another path that maybe wrong.  Can you please let me know what you think about the above questions.

Answer

I am not familiar with the use of Gauifrensen for fibromyalgia.  My understanding is that it is a component in many over-the-counter cough and cold remedies. Some dietary modifications have appeared to provide some relief for people with fibromyalgia, but there are no strong studies supporting this.  Unfortunately, our understanding of fibromyalgia, its causes, mechanisms, and treatments are not very sophisticated at this time.  I would see how the young woman does on her regiment before considering applying it yourself.

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