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    Action Potentials & Fibromyalgia

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    I have been reading a lot about fibromyalgia lately and in a book by a Dr. Amand, as reported by a couple of Drs. 25 years ago - states that calcium remains immobile due to a lack of Action potentials because people with FMS have a 25% drop of ATP levels in their muscle thus not allowing calcium to be moved via active transport. The Ca, providing a constant request for action doesn't allow time for the cells to rest and regenerate, resulting in overtaxed systems and resulting in everything from brittle nails to cerebral, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary problems. Trying to figure this out.

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    Hi again!

    And thanks for asking for me by name. I appreciate it.

    Now I can see the context of your question. I assume you're talking about Dr. Amand's book entitled "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibromyalgia." Right?

    Basically, what you have described is correct -- but this is a systemic physiological problem, not a minute biochemical issue.

    When the body has an impaired ability to convert ADP + Pi (inorganic phosphate) into ATP, problems will develop or, in this case, get worse.

    First, the tissues (in this case, muscle tissue) will have an insufficient amount of ATP. This has been verified ...

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    Action potentials in patients with fibromyalgia are discussed.

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