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All I Know is That It Hurts!

In the late 1980’s I was confronted with a dilemma in doctors’ patients that I hadn’t seen before. I reported to the doctors who referred these 8-9 patients to me of my concern.  All were female. All suffered horribly with mobile pain, none of whom had any traumatic injury.  7 of them also had fatigue so bad found it almost impossible to get out of bed.

The doctors told me about “myositis,” a condition that sounded like what a few of these women suffered from, but patients with myositis rarely had their pain leave one group of muscles and travel to another group, whereas all these women had mobile pain.  In the 1990’s this syndrome was defined as “fibromyalgia.” That definition didn’t help me at all because it and myositis were nearly identical.

Given the success we were having with our antifungal program, I asked one of the doctors if he might prescribe the same antifungal medications (Diflucan and Nystatin) that we were having so much success with, in his other patients and allow his patient to follow my antifungal diet.  Indeed, 2 weeks later we saw an entirely different clinical picture!  She walked without pain and looked-and felt-so much better.

Here is what you need to know if you have been diagnosed with myositis or fibromyalgia. Your doctor may not understand the fungus link to these painful conditions.  In 2006 a published paper (1) stated that although rare, several fungi found in soil and in bird droppings have been isolated from myositis patients.  They were Candida, Cryptococcus neoformans, Histoplasma Coccidioides and Aspergillus.

Is your pain unrelenting despite therapies and medications?  In 2017, The Center For Disease Control (CDC) began asking our doctors to “Think Fungus.”  I’d ask the doctor if I could starve them with an antifungal diet and perhaps kill them with antifungal medication.  You’ll likely know if this program is working within 14 days.


Research and Reference

1. National Library of Medicine: Bacterial, fungal, parasitic, and viral myositis – PubMed (


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