Dr Oz: D-5 Ribose Fibromyalgia Supplement & Tender Points Test

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Dr Oz: D-5 Ribose Fibromyalgia Supplement & Tender Points Test

By on February 17, 2014

Dr Oz: How to Get a Fibromyalgia Diagnosis

Are you exhausted all the time? It could be a sign of Fibromyalgia, which often goes undiagnosed by doctors because the signs are often hard to recognize. Today could change your life, though, when Dr. Oz shares how you can test yourself at home to figure out if your chronic exhaustion is really due to Fibromyalgia.

Dr Oz: Fibromyalgia Tender Points Test

Dr Oz: D-5 Ribose Fibromyalgia Supplement & Tender Points Test

Dr Holly Phillips recommends a D-5 Ribose supplements for those with Fibromyalgia because it promotes deeper, restorative sleep.

Dr. Holly Phillips says that while Fibromyalgia causes severe exhaustion, its main symptom is actually widespread pain that never goes away. She says it takes the average patient 5 years to get an accurate diagnosis because there is no specific test for Fibromyalgia, which often causes it to get swept under the rug by doctors.

The Tender Points Test is one that Dr. Phillips does with her patients, but she says you can also do it right at home to see if you could have Fibromyalgia. It looks at 9 different areas of the body, with 18 points total and she says to use your thumb or index finger, making sure to to apply enough pressure so that the nailbed goes white. This is important because a person without Fibromyalgia will just feel pressure whereas a person with Fibromyalgia will feel pain.

Dr. Phillips says that 11 out of the 18 points need to elicit significant pain in order to get a Fibromyalgia diagnosis.

  • Back of the neck
  • Top of the shoulders
  • Between the shoulder blades
  • Top of the hips
  • Sides of the hips
  • Front of the neck
  • Upper chest (below the collar bone)
  • Elbows
  • Insides of the knees

Dr Oz: D5-Ribose Supplement for Fibromyalgia

Dr. Holly Phillips explains that with Fibromyalgia a person often feels intense pain that lasts for a very long time, which then leads to mental and physical exhaustion. While it might sound challenging, Dr. Phillips says the best thing you can do for yourself is to move because even just light stretching can help to alleviate some of your pain and improve your mood. She says there are also a couple supplements you can try as well.

D5-Ribose helps us to enter deeper stages of sleep and get more restorative sleep so the body can repair itself. Take 5,000 mg 3 times per day.

Vitamin B12 repairs nerve cells and helps to boost energy and mood. Take 25 mcg once per day.

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Comments to Dr Oz: D-5 Ribose Fibromyalgia Supplement & Tender Points Test

  1. Looking online, I can’t find any B12 in 25 mcg amounts. The smallest I saw was 100 mcg.

  2. I saw d5-ribose of Dr. Oz, but I can’t find anything with this same name. Everything is just d-ribose. I want to make sure I’m getting the right supplement. Can someone tell me for sure whether these two are actually the same?

  3. I am having the same problem as the above-mentioned people.I purchased D-ribose today as well as vitamin B12 and I am wondering whether they are the same as those mentioned on the Dr.Oz show.The D-ribose requires that a person take 4 teaspoons per day {powder form}and the B12 vitamin is in a 1000mcg dosage.I was told that the vitamin B12 does not come in any smaller dosage amount.My husband really needs help with his pain and I was hoping to get him started today but I can’t because of this confusion.Is D-ribose the same as D-5ribose?And what about the dosages in the B12? Please respond.

  4. I had the same issue. After hours of research online I found no D5-Ribose only D Ribose. My guess is that brand uses the 5 for 5000 mg? I purchased a 5000 mg Ribose but the bottle says to take once a day and dr oz says 3x a day. I am not sure I want to triple the dose w/o talking to a doctor.

  5. Has no one responded about this yet? Like everyone else who commented months ago, I’m unable to find anything (online or in stores) that says “D5-Ribose.” Everything just says “D-ribose,” which I can only assume is the same thing. I’ve been buying this for a few months now for my mother who has fibromyalgia… she cannot feel any difference yet and she is fretting endlessly about whether it’s the right product because it doesn’t say D5. Can someone please shed some light on this? Thanks.

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