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Alkaline Water
poprox2nv posted:
Hello my fibro family.... It has been a long time since I posted here, I hope you are all doing well! I wanted to share something with you... I have a co-worker whom I was talking with the other day... I had a flare that had lasted over 2 weeks.. I was at my wits end. Those of you that know me, know that sometimes I struggle with the simplest of things... My pain has taken my music career from me (I can no longer play drums...hurts too bad), fibro has take jobs from me...and nearly cost me the most amazing woman I have ever met. I have been drinking "Alkaline water" with a pH of 9.5 for about 2 weeks now...and honestly I have noticed a difference in how I feel. I am not promoting anything...not selling anything...just wondering if anybody out there has tried this, and what were your results? My co-worker has an "alkalizer" on his home faucet and he has been bringing the water to me. Appearantly this water has about a 3 day shelf life. I have been drinking about 3/4 of a gallon of it every day, I feel like it is..well to put it bluntly..."wetter Water"... I REALLY feel hydrated, and my muscles feel like they are well "lubed"... I dunno.. I will keep ya'll posted! Lemme know if any of you have tried it and how it worked! Gentle Hugs to you all...

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Caprice_WebMD_Staff responded:
I'm wondering if it's possible you're just simply drinking more water now and being well-hydrated - always a good thing - is making you feel better. Either way, I'm glad you feel it's helping you. And hey, if your co-worker is giving this to you for free, then it sure can't hurt.

To research this a bit do a google search on it and avoid looking at websites which have something to gain by telling you it's good for you.
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. ~Joseph Campbell
flintface responded:
Hey poprox2nv,

My wife has recently been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Have you still been seeing positive effects from this water? Looking for possible solutions.

Caprice_WebMD_Staff replied to flintface's response:
Hi Flintface,

This is not the direction I'd encourage you to pursue for your wife's Fibromyalgia.

You may want to start a new discussion on the board to introduce yourself and ask some questions. To do that, hold your cursor over the orange Post Now button on the upper right and choose 'Discussion' from the drop down menu which appears. Fill in the subject line and body of the message (you can ignore the poll part if you want) and Submit.

And while you're waiting for responses, do some reading on the board. There is a lot of good info here.

Currently, there is no cure for Fibromyalgia, but it is possible to take steps to lessen the pain and fatigue or at least manage it.
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. ~Joseph Campbell
booch007 responded:
I wish to place a flag on this.

There is alot of theory of alkalyzing your body to help. You can do this by being on a green veggie diet and less proteins. BUT to drink so much pH altered water I have to say is challenging your kidney's.

Your kidneys are reponsible for maintaining pH in the Bicarbonate form and I wonder if that is what you are doing with the water. The system I bet adds bicarb into the picture. NaHco3 (sodium bicarbonate) is loaded with salt and it is a problem in the long run for you.

Read up on an alkalyzing diet for help with the muscles. It is tricky, I was told to aim for this myself and I am a green diet person most of the time. I am also high functioning. When he was turning me green and hydrating me with **plain water, I felt a loosening of the muscles and a hydration/lubed effect. It was how much water I finally was drinking. (nothing but water)

We all seem to live in a dehydrated state and to really hydrate the body it takes time and effort. Again the body will only allow a certain volume balance before it dumps to the kidney. So in order to catch takes weeks to hold on to and use what you need.

So, I am not for this, like I am not for using Bicarb Soda for a stomach ache, or Alka seltzer for a asks too much of your body to clear the rest of the chemicals you take in.

For every action there is a I am red flagging this. Read up on alkalyzing. Hope you have good kidneys.

There are always people who will come and say "this is what worked for me...and who knows what is really up with them. Becareful........good luck, Nancy B
momof4kids replied to flintface's response:
alkaline water does help to cure fibro pain and many other ailments, just make sure you choose a quality ionizer like enagics kangen water. there are major differances in the differant brands, i currently own a sd501 by enagic and i LOVE it , its the best thing ive bought!
sonshyne323 responded:
Hi. I've had fibromyalgia for about 7 years now. A few months ago, a friend of mine told me that he had been drinking alkaline water at 9.5 and that he is now off all of his medication for his heart problem, high blood pressure, and diabetes. So I decided to give it a try because I am so tired of taking medication and feeling awful because of the fibro. Like you, I have also lost jobs and have had to retire from the hair industry because of it. However, after drinking the water for 1 week, I was feeling energetic and had way less pain! Also, I lost 6 pounds! I am still drinking the water and am now on 1 medication, I am back down to a size 6, have more energy, and well hydrated! I definitely recommend drinking the alkaline water. For those of you who are thinking about drinking the water, start out at 7.0 and work your way up to 9.5. Also, it helps to change your diet to mostly organic foods. I know it can be expensive, so my alternative when I can't always get organic is to not eat fast food and just cook at home. Take care and I hope you continue to see more benefits!
sonshyne323 replied to momof4kids's response:
@momof4kids: You are totally right! That is the machine I and my friend use. There are truly MAJOR differences in the different brands. We have true testimonies and no one can take that away from us! The water has even helped my daughter who has autism and is developmentally delayed. I'm very thankful that someone shared this information with me. It has made life so much more enjoyable! Take care.
unruhka replied to sonshyne323's response:
I've tried alkaline water from both an ionizer machine (a very high-rated brand) and from a natural system. Neither helped my Fibro pain or chronic fatigue at all. I've tried the alkaline diet. Also didn't help. I've even tried juice feasting. I thought it was helping because I took vacation from work that week and my pain lessened, but as soon as I returned to work, the pain skyrocketed.

I'm a firm believer that there is a cure for Fibromyalgia because I have seen people be healed from it. It's just not accepted medically that there is a cure because no one thing works for everyone. Unfortunately, I've tried several different diets and nothing has worked for me. Now I'm getting ready to try the Maker's Diet version from Patient Heal Thyself by Jordan Rubin.
dollbug replied to unruhka's response:
Hello.....I am now using fresh lemons in my water. I try to use it a couple of times per day. I use to use lemon wedges all the time and then stopped. It makes a good tasting flavor to the water. It is also a good change as well.

I do think it helps some.


fibroinsd replied to dollbug's response:
Mimi....I have started drinking warm water with lemon and honey in the morning...instead of coffee...I don't know if it is helping..I read all this stuff about all the things it will improve...but it does taste good..and I don't have that "I need coffee" feeling in the morning..I think it is generally good...

After I finish my cup of warm water and honey..I take the lemon and put it in my water bottle to drink some more lemon with my water all day..again ...not sure of any positives..but also can't think of any negatives..and I do think it makes the water taste better.. so all in all..I think a good thing..

I do hope it does some positive things..I should find the list of things it is suppose to improve and see if I notice anything.

Let's put the fun back in dysfunctional !- Mary Englebright

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