Fibromyalgia Solutions and Blood Sugar Regulation

Fibromyalgia Solutions and Blood Sugar Regulation

November 10, 2019 1 By Jose Scott


Hey folks, Dr. McCarthy here and today
we’re going to discuss a little bit about fibromyalgia. If you’ve been
following us along on facebook and on the website, you know that we’ve got an
upcoming workshop here in the office. So, I just want to give a little bit of
information to the folks who are coming of those folks who are wondering whether
this is going to be worth your while. One of the things that we talked about
with all of our folks who come in here who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia is blood
sugar regulation. Most folks think ‘well I don’t have a blood sugar problem
because my doctor never said I had diabetes’ and yes diabetes is a problem,
but that’s not what we’re talking about here. What we mean by regulation is
maintaining normal healthy blood sugar levels throughout the day; never getting
too high never getting too low. What we see with most folks who are dealing with
fibromyalgia or any kind of other chronic health problem is that they are
dealing with this blood sugar rollercoaster throughout the day. You
wake up, you’re hypoglycemic, you’ll eat something, you get in some resistant, and
you don’t eat for a couple hours, you get hypoglycemic, and insulin resistant,
and as you go on this blood sugar rollercoaster this creates a whole bunch
of different issues. One, when you don’t have a steady supply of blood glucose, it
affects your brain function. So if your brain’s not functioning properly do you
think that can contribute to your fibromyalgia symptoms? Absolutely! Most of
the folks who come in here talk about brain fog. If you’re not getting a
constant steady supply of glucose to the brain, that’s brain fog. Secondly is, when
you have these surges of blood glucose, your body tries to respond by giving you
surges of insulin and insulin can affect all kinds of different hormones and it
can knock your hormones out of whack. Do you think that could be an issue with
fibromyalgia? Absolutely! Probably hasn’t been evaluated, they just give you some
pills; lyrica or whatever it might be. Nextly, when you’ve got this blood sugar
dysregulation, your brain will scream down to your adrenal glands, your stress
glands on top of your kidneys, and the response is a cortisol
release. Cortisol will help to regulate your blood sugar, but that’s always
supposed to happen with times of extreme stress, not four or five times a day
every day. This affects your hippocampus in your brain, memory focus and
concentration, and when cortisol gets released we also see a release of
epinephrine and norepinephrine from the adrenal glands. This affects your
type C nerve fibers, your free nerve endings, and you feel pain all over
because you’ve got these chemicals surging through your system. So it’s
really important if you’ve been diagnosed with fibromyalgia to have your
blood sugar evaluated properly by someone who knows what they’re doing.
That’s what we do here in our office. Hopefully this information is valuable
to you and, if you like it, go ahead and share it with other folks, and feel
free to contact our office at any time and ask us any questions. I look forward to
helping you, thank you.