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I have fibromyalgia. I began going down hill a few years ago to the point that I had to use a wheelchair at times. In fact, I went to a Minneapolis hospital to try and find a diagnosis, and had to use a wheelchair to get around the hospital! I was in such intense pain that I ended up in the emergency room where they had to give me two shots of morphine before I got any relief. I even hated to wash my hair because it hurt so much. And should anyone even brush = against my legs or arms I would wince in extreme pain. This gives you an idea of what I endured everyday. I had 6 injections in my hips and spine. I was taking so many medications that my prescriptions cost almost $500 per month (and I had no medical insurance!). I was so drugged up and drowsy all the time, yet extremely exhausted because of the lack of quality sleep at night. After the injections didn't work, the Pain Clinic put me on strong pain pills and I was up to 6 per day. I was then told about Malic Acid (an amino acid) which helped me cut my pills to 4 per day. I started getting deep massage, which caused excruciating pain, yet gradually began to help me. But I was still taking 4 pain pills a day, antidepressants, and Ambien to sleep at night. Still quite a mess, you could say!

In January 2000 a friend of mine heard about Melaleuca and wanted me to try it. I was so sick of people telling me what I should try. I had tried so many things and it was disheartening to spend the money, get my hopes up, then feel so dejected when nothing happened. But my friend was SO persistent. So I started taking the Value Pak, and Provex, and within two weeks I felt more energy. Over the next couple of months, as money allowed, (I still was taking all my costly medication) I saturated on Provex, starting with 15 per day for 7 days, 10 per day for 7 days, then gradually reduced until I was at 4 per day. I was tired of being tired in the morning from the Ambien, so I tried taking the Acetaminophen PM instead. I couldn't believe it . . . it worked just as well, but didn't leave me so groggy in the morning. I was now down to 2 pain pills a day.

The next on my hit list was my antidepressant. I HATED taking it! But The doctor told me it was absolutely necessary for someone with fibromyalgia (FM). Well, I decided to do some research and what I found out was pretty interesting. The main reason they prescribe antidepressants for FM is to help raise the level of serotonin in the brain. People with FM are depleted of this for some reason. So, on to more research. Luminex, which has St. John's Wort, does the same thing without the adverse side affects. So I switched! The way I did it was not quite in line medically, but I was so determined to get off of them. I gradually cut down the antidepressant, then started taking the Luminex. How exciting! Same increased levels of serotonin without the shakes and drowsiness of the antidepressants. Awesome! This is what I now take to keep my FM under control:

MELALEUCA PRODUCTS:

VITALITY PAK - 1 each, twice a day

PROVEX PLUS - 6 per day (double on super, bad days!)

LUMINEX- 2 per day (I started with 3 per day, but now I take 2 per day)=20

CELLWISE - 2 per day

REPLENEX - 3 per day

ACETAMINOPHEN PM - 2 tablets 1-1/2 hours before bedtime (Two months ago I also started taking 2 REST EZ, and cut back to 1 ACET PM. So far so

good, but every once in a while, two are still needed for a good night sleep.)

MELALEUCA TEA - lots every day

ACCESS BARS - one every morning (mainly on work days) to absorb lactic acid, which is part of the pain of FM, plus 15 minutes before ANY exercise or massage therapy (helps cut the pain dramatically!)

MELALEUCA OIL - put on really sore muscles once or twice a day

PAIN-A-TRATE - put on all sore muscles once or twice a day, after MEL OIL (try after a bath - your pores are open and it penetrates deeper!)

MOISTURSIL OIL - I soak in a hot tub with some of this. It soothes the soreness! Or use as massage oil . if you have a willing masseuse

available!

ACTIVATE - I can't afford to get the flu or a cold because it wrecks havoc on my muscles!! I always keep a good supply of Activate on hand and take at the first symptoms with lots of Melaleuca tea. I also put 2-3 drops of Melaleuca Oil, lemon juice, honey and some hot water in a cup and drink it! It sure isn't too tasty, but it has helped heal me almost overnight.

OTHER POINTERS:

MASSAGE THERAPY - I go at least twice a month, or once a week when I'm not doing so well. It needs to be deep massage, which is really painful. I make sure to eat an Access bar 15 minutes before going. Then I'm only sore for a day rather than two weeks! KEEP ACTIVE! Under-use of muscles creates more pain, even though activity hurts. It will hurt more in the long run if you do nothing! Stretch and stretch some more! The spasms in the muscles will get worse and worse if they are not stretched. Plus, the nerve endings which sense pain get trapped in the spasms and alarms go off . . . INTENSE PAIN!!! Start off slowly, but don't quit!

EAT PLENTY OF FRUITS & VEGGIES - I get more burning sensations when I don't. (Or when I eat a bunch of goodies. Eating sugar feels like you are pouring drops of acid inside your muscles!)

One of the most important things I have found with chronic pain is that you must learn to control the pain rather than allowing the pain to control you. I REFUSE to be controlled by pain. Of course, it sometimes takes time on my knees to accomplish this!! And sometimes we are our own worst enemy. When I begin a downhill slide I can easily fall into self pity, then I realize that I'm not doing what I KNOW I must do to maintain a low level of pain . . . like getting plenty of rest, taking my vitamins, putting my Pain-A-Trate on twice a day, not working 55-60 hours a week as was my normal schedule, etc. etc. I have to make my health a number one priority! =20

When the pain is so intense, it is difficult to focus on anything else, but a positive attitude in the midst of trials is a weapon that can defeat even the worst attack. Days when I have a difficult time getting out of bed, or going up stairs again, I remember back when I was using a wheelchair for long distances (like airports!) I remember when I ended up in the emergency room because of the intense pain and needed two shots of morphine to keep my body from going into shock! Then I am grateful for today and it's blessings, and focus on doing what I know to be right to get back on track physically! Don't get me wrong, I don't always practice what I preach, but I try to do better each day and rely on the victories of the moment to keep me heading in the right direction. I thank Jesus every day for what He has given me in Melaleuca. Sometimes divine healing comes from obedience in what we do (and swallow!!).

But now I don't get the luxury of being catered to as much in the hospital any more. Darn that Melaleuca. :)

I hope that this is helpful.

Raylynn

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Anonymous
#1747281

I too have fibro and switched to maleluca.

Anonymous
#1674057

Poorly credible author

Anonymous
#1493081

Are you a representative bringing new costumers to Melaleuca?

Anonymous
#1458762

Why is the title Melaleuca “ ruined my life” if it did good for you?

Anonymous
#1468828
@Curious

Because that was a way to trick you into reading about their products. THE WHOLE STORY WAS JUST A SCAM MADE UP BY MELALEUCA SALES PERSON.

Anonymous
#1493124
@Ken

Indeed. Some of these people can really cook it up. The response is to send notification to the FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION and Idaho Attorney's General

Anonymous
#1396118

yeah;, me too.....thanks to Melaleuca products, I had to return to return to work. The Fibromyalgia got better with the Provex Plus, the Luminex had no side effects like the anti depressants did and the vitamins gave me most of my energy back....just when three doctors told me there was nothing more they could do for me and I would be on disability before middle age. God gave us an earth with what we need...thank heavens for that and for the Melaleuca team for being the vessel.

Anonymous
#1724024
@Traditionalsue

I use Melaleuca products since april 2019. I started to use it as a side business.

Everything that i changed for amelaleuca was definately awesome. Since then, i receive money because i give some time and i am paid to shop with Melaleuca monthly ! Which other place pays you with passive incomes for buying your own needed things !?

Those who are open-minded for larger solution instead of trying to find negative points : you're passing your way of a great opportunity. Good luck to everyone !

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#1378500

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Anonymous
#1349849

BOY these Melaleuca sales people have no shame. Disgusting advertising to sell an expensive cocktail of supplements to the most vulnerable (fibromyalgia patients).

I'm sure this MLM pyramid member sends this "review" to all his customers. Please listen to your doctor and not random internet testimony.

Anonymous
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@Nice sales trick

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Anonymous
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@Nice sales trick

Do keep in mind that the customer -chooses- to sign up and purchase Melaleuca's products; just like going to a pharmacy for over-the-counter medication, it's up to the customer to buy what they feel is worth their money.

Anonymous
#1396119
@Isha

I spent over a hundred a month on OTC plus prescriptions. 60-90 a month returned me to "the living". I went to a different doctor for six months and he did not know the color of my eyes until one month after I put myself on Melaleuca.

Anonymous
#1427487
@Isha

Agree people just love to complain about everything and don't know anything. Ignorance.

Everyone I know who uses their products love it. For the idiots that complain about everything just don't buy it. And go spend your money in the stores like everyone else.

They're still going to spend the same amount if not more every month for the same stuff which really is less effective. But Oh well.

Anonymous
#1468833
@Anonymous

Another sales person calling everybody idiots hmmmm i think i will pass.

Adessa
#1472403
@Nice sales trick

I have to disagree with you. There is nothing wrong with the way this person titled their article.

It is actually a widely used marketing method that is commonly used. It's not an MLM tactic take a course in marketing and you will see. It get's the readers attention reporters use this quite often and the news media. If you are good at it you can get a lot of people to view your article.BTW Melaleuca is not a pyramid.

By definition a pyramid is a fake product that people buy into where only the originators make the money. This company sells and manufacture genuine high quality products and sells direct to consumer. The people in the business only sign up customers they choose to buy the product and sign up other customers if they choose. The company doesn't advertise thus keeps the cost of the product down.It is the individuals choice to stay with the company or not.

They offer excellent customer service and are very friendly. I also agree that a person should consult with a Dr. before using products that could interfere with their condition. Additionally in case you are not aware Melaleuca is also a registered and licensed Pharmaceutical company.

This company is the real deal.I'm more than happy to explain things further to anyone.

I personally love all the products I've tried excellent quality. You can reach me at chuckduarte1@gmail.com

Anonymous
#1475709
@Nice sales trick

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Anonymous
#1662730
@Nice sales trick

Yeah lets trust Drs. They care so much about us they charge you a fee for the visit then right you a script that cost 200 and you need to go back every month over and over.

Im no melaleuca sales guy but I use the products and My A1c went from 10.3 to a normal 5.0 in 90 days. No dr helped me achieve that in 5 yrs.

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Anonymous
#1206006

Thanks for this review!

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