About a month ago I read an article by Jason Uttley titled THE CAUSE OF FIBROMYALGIA. In it he gives a strong case that fibromyalgia could be caused by fluoride poisoning. Since discovering this possible link I did hours of research on the Internet. I am now convinced - at least for me - that many of my problems stem from fluoride. I urge you to read this article (link below). I was aware that fluoride was in our water and toothpaste, but had no idea it is in so many common foods, beverages (especially tea), drugs, and vitamins. It is in pesticides such as Cryolite which increase the content in fruits and vegetables (if they are not organic). It is in antibiotics like Cipro and antidepressants like Prozac and Paxil. THE SYMPTOMS OF FLUORIDE POISONING AND FIBROMYALGIA ARE THE SAME! Fluoride is a neurotoxin that accumulates in the body and leads to excess calcium deposition in the spinal ligaments and softened bones which can lead to spinal stenosis. Fluoride blocks iodine absorbtion which then effects the thyroid. It also blocks calcium and magnesium absorbtion and most fibro patients are lacking in these nutrients. It also accumulates in the pineal gland (which is where melatonin is produced) and thus affects sleep. It has been proven that it crosses the BBB (blood, brain, barrier) and brain function is impaired (fibro fog?). I always thought my symptoms were in some way related to having our house exterminated over 30 years ago. The exterminator put powdered insecticide all over our house and left residue everywhere, which I cleaned up. I started getting sick shortly thereafter. I have been exposed to fluoride over and over again in one form or another. Right before I read this article I whitened my teeth overnight and the next day was extremely sick. A few days later I whitened them again and was sick again the next day. I didn't put two and two together b/c I am always sick, but after learning of the connection I checked to see what was in the whitener and sure enough there was fluoride. Many patients get worse after surgery. Is is b/c their neck was in a bad position (as per Dr. W) or is it because they were exposed to fluoride in the anesthesia? Many feel ill after taking a shower. Is is b/c their neck was tilted up (as per Dr. W) or is it b/c there is fluoride in their water? Just food for thought. All I can say is that since I boycotted all fluoride (which isn't as easy as it sounds) I have been feeling so much better. I don't think it's a coincidence. Also, South Lake Tahoe does not have fluorinated water. Since we were all there for such a long period of time it is very possible that is why we felt better? I urge you to read his article and also the questions he answers. Here are the links or you can access it through the attachment. If you cannot access these sites just go to Earthclinic and put in fibromyalgia or fluoride and it will come up. www.earthclinic.com/CURES/fluoride.html#causewww.earthclinic.com/CU www.fluoridealert.org. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to email me. I really hope this is of some help! Please let me know how you are doing!