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Dr. Daniel Dantini, M.D.
|I contacted Dr. Dantini in about 2005 about my FMS and Chronic Fatigue. At that time many doctors were saying it was just in your head and gave anti-depression pills and strong pain pills. I read 5 books on the subject at that time because I did not have energy to do ANYTHING. It affected all of my senses, IBS, hearing, smelling, my brain was in a fog. At that time I called him and he was able to order a blood test in which he found about 3 viruses that he said cause the FMS symptoms. He then ordered Valtrex for me to take 3 times daily. IN ONE WEEK I had amazing improvement! I was getting back to normal quickly. At that time I met a woman at church in NC who also had FMS. She took the pain pills prescribed by the Doctor in NC, where we were visiting. A year later when we returned, she was dead from an overdose of pills. This is sad. These other pills and treatments are not as effective as Dr. Dantini's treatment. He is fantastic! - Victoria|
After suffering with Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia for several years with unsuccessful results from local physicians, I finally found Dr. Dantini! He absolutely saved my life! It's been two years and three months since my appointment to see him. I am 110% better. I feel better than I did in high school!!! I'm writing to share my story, in hopes that someone that needs the encouragement will see this! I hope that the person sitting at home, losing hope, struggling to find the truth, and desperately seeking to get well will learn of my journey and receive the motivation to press on! I hope and pray these words give you the hope and the courage you need to reach within and do whatever it takes to see Dr. Dantini and get well.
Here's my story: It was February of 2012. I was 40 years old and a wife of 17 Years; I married my college sweetheart. We had five children. I had always been a die-hard optimist, full of life, and abounding with energy. I was gifted with a natural business mind; it just came easy to me. I was an entrepreneur and had previously operated several successful businesses simultaneously. There wasn't anything I couldn't do until I got sick. By the time I, a once avid athlete, contacted Dr. Dantini, I could no longer walk up the stairs or to the mailbox. Pain forged through my neck hindering me from turning to the right or the left. It would take me a good 15 minutes to just lay my head on a pillow at night. Cognitively, I was so impaired that I couldn't figure out how to prepare dinner for my family. I would get lost in my small town of 52,000 where I had lived here my whole life. I would have normally known the back roads to the back roads. Some days I didn't know what year it was and other days I would forget what side of the road I was supposed to drive on. I never remembered anybody's name. I avoided people out of fear that I wouldn't recall their name or even the words to use in a conversation. I remember sitting in front of my computer one day wondering what I was supposed to do and how to operate the computer program. It was a program that I had run for ten years prior. Oddly, I remember such moments as if it was yesterday. Further, I experienced involuntary muscle spasms which were flat out petrifying! What began with leg twitches, crept up my abdomen, and into arm spasms too. Twice, I thought I had seizures during the night. It's very possible. With a big beautiful family at home, I wanted to get well as much as I wanted to breathe! I could not give up! Sadly, I would try to study and learn, but would forget what I read right after reading it. It seemed hopeless until I came across Dr. Dantini's website. As soon as they opened the next morning, I scheduled my appointment.
|Dr. Dantini is one of the rare docs that is open-minded and caring. His staff is wonderful too. I feel fortunate to be one of his patients. He really does understand this illness. -Joy|
|Elizabeth A. |
|Dr. Dantini, I want you to know that some years ago, maybe 5 or 6, you helped me overcome some terrible symptoms and ordered blood tests after I filled out the form you sent. I got well when you prescribed anti viral medication and I have never been sick since. I was high in Eppstein-Barr and something else. I am now almost 86 and do all my own housework, gardening, book-keeping and care for my 87 year old husband who has dementia and is not well otherwise. Thank you so much. I can't thank you enough. -Elizabeth|
|Kathy F. |
Dr. Dantini is the only doctor who correctly diagnosed what was wrong with me and knew how to effectively treat it! I can't tell you how big this statement is for me! I have been working with him for a year and never felt better!
|David S. |
I am 55 years "old" (That is how I feel.) and recently dropped by my rheumatologist after exhausting her medical arsenal. She said she could no longer help me.
My history: I was first diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2005. I have chronic fatigue since 1999 because I was a workaholic. I have had three surgeries for tendinitis and I was told that my tendons were yellow because the are diseased from over use. I was a mechanic/technician for 25 years and told that I can no longer work.
|Deborah, RN |
I was sick for 10 years with debilitating Fibromyalgia and had almost given up hope. I happened to stumble on Dr. Dantini's Fibromyalgia website and decided to give his regime a try. Within months after following his antiviral and dietary prescriptions I slowly started to realize I was becoming well! The dizziness was gone, the brain fog was gone, and the fatigue was gone. I had had so many doctors and so many diagnoses before doctor Dantini it was just pitiful. They ranged from meniere's disease to "it's all in your head", to depression. Before this awful disease struck I had never been depressed a day in my life. The truth is - Dr. Dantini is the only one that knows what is going on with fibromyalgia, even when I told my primary doctor and my rheumatologist about the regime they didn't even want to consider it. It reminds me of the doctor who suggested washing hands between delivering babies to decrease infection in postpartum women and got laughed out of town. Now, hand washing is standard practice but it took years to become standard practice. Other doctors don't always want to take the time to learn or even acknowledge there is new research and new treatments available if they hadn't been trained in them in medical school. It takes about 20 years for research to become incorporated into standard practice. The question is - do you have 20 years to feel lousy? Dr. Dantini is a maverick and someone who thinks out of the box.
|Pamela A. |
I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome about 10 years ago and with Fibromyalgia in 2007. The last three years of my life were spent in pain and hopelessness. I had been to several "experts" in treating Fibro who wrote scripts for: Cymbalta, Darvocet, Flexoril which was worthless. I tried physical therapy, sound therapy, holistic medicine, vitamin therapy and anything else I could find that was worth a shot.
|Patti B. |
|Like many of the testimonials, I also have Fibro and CFS. I was diagnosed back in 2007 after living with this this debilitating illness for about two years not knowing what had caused this change in my life. I was going through so much pain and fatigue that I could no longer work and lost a well paying job.I have always been very athletic, spending a lot of time in the gym training and also training others.Working out was my time to get stronger, mentally and physically. I still try to do some exercise, but I pay for it dearly. I am 51 yrs young and have not worked in 3 years. I feel so bad about not being able to contribute to the family chores and finances. I can do little things and end up in bed for 2 or 3 days. I have problems remembering things and I am just so frustrated! I want my life back! I have never let anything take me down for long and I will overcome this illness with the help of Dr. Dantini and my faith and trust in my Lord and Savior. I pray for all of you who have lost your quality of life and hope that you will soon live again. God Bless.|
|Ron G. |
|On January 15, 2007, I started feeling like I was getting the flu. It never went away and only got worse over the next 5 months. This was after 5 visits to my family physician and lots of antibiotics. I rarely got out of bed and very rarely left my house. Severe pain, fatigue, sleep problems, headaches, and confusion became a way of life. I went to 3 or 4 more doctors and dozens of test before I was diagnosed with CFS and FM. After a year of no progress, my wife started looking on the internet and found Dr. Dantini. I made an appointment, why not? After a slow and rocky start, my quality of life began to change for the better. I was following Dr. Dantini's protocol and remedy for this awful disease. Now I am much better with some of my symptoms almost gone completely and others much reduced in severity. Now the good days outnumber the bad days with even better progress yet to come.Dr. Dantini's book "The New Fibromyalgia Remedy" is a MUST read for Fibro patients as well as their family members. It could and will change your life as it is changing mine in a positive way. I am staying on my diet, taking my anti-viral medication, sleeping better and keeping my attitude positive. It works!! Thank you Dr. Dantini.|
|Tom M. |
|In 2001, I began working with Dr. Dantini and have been pain free and medicine free for 8 years. I used to take 17 pills a day to deal with the pain and other symptoms. He is extremely knowledgeable about Fibromyalgia and brought me back from the brink of declaring myself unable to work. Each day is a gift because I get to focus on my wife and son and not the pain. Thanks Dr. Dantini for making a difference in the lives of so many people.|
|Laura F. |
In June of 2007 I was under treatment from Dr. Dantini for the first time. It has been almost 2 1/2 years. Today I am healed. Everything moves well. My hips, arms, back, fingers. The only thing still around, that I feel is associated with Fibro., is my ability to recall names instantly, and the yukie stomach when I awake from a nap. I was on my medication about 4-8 months. Once or twice since that time, I have had some of the symptoms of Fibro come back and I would take the drugs for a few days and it was gone.
|Bryna H. |
|Yesterday I met a doctor that I am willing to put my life in his hands. I have been a guinea pig for the last 2 years and I was through with all of it until I lost my job, started dropping weight, couldn't eat, and slept more than I was awake during the day and I was up more than I slept at night. I feel drugged by my pain, fatigue, and depression. I told my 3 year old that Mommy found a doctor that was going to fix me and she asked me if I was fixed??? I told her it would take some time, but I will be. I also have a 12 year old that has lost a lot of our loved ones in the last couple of years and it seems like she has lost me too. I hope and pray that Dr. Dantini will be able to bring me back to life. It took me 30 mgs of Melatonin to get to sleep last night, but I fell asleep and stayed asleep until the alarm went off at 6:30am which never happens. I lost my third job in the last 2 years which means I am low on funds and I don't have any insurance, so if there is any assistance -or trials available, please let me know. Thank you Doc, staff, and fellow patients for your support. |
|Pat (Dubuque, Iowa)|
|I started with my Fibromyalgia in 1985. It did not even have a name yet then, but by 1990 I knew from reading up on this condition, what I had. The medical field knew nothing about a cause, thus, no cure was available. I went to a major clinic where they offered me pain killers and muscle relaxers which I refused. I did not want to get hooked on these drugs and furthermore, why cover up the pain -- why not get to the bottom of what was causing all this? Since the doctors were of no help to me and acted like I was just a complaining woman, I set out to help myself. I worked the last 6 years of my job in constant pain and at the age of 54, was offered a special retirement package on a point system, adding my age to my years of service + 3 bonus points. It was close enough for me. I grabbed the package and ran. Of course, being used to going to work full time and raising 5 children while caring for a large house and yard, I knew through all my pain, I would still be bored so, started to work part time. At least now I could just up and quit if I could not take the pain. However, I hung in there as I had built up such a resistance to pain, it was actually dangerous. I almost did my- self in with the joint pain of a right hip which was destroyed from osteo-arthritis. This went on for 24 years and I now have had replacement surgery on that. I also, right before this occurrence , had an abscessed tooth that the dentist had overlooked and I almost died of sinus, bronchial and lung infection as a result of that. My resistance to pain was out of the ordinary because of all the suffering I had been through. To get back to my working on the Fibro, I took lots of calcium and it didn't seem to do any good until I started to put magnesium with it. That helped me some. I was indoors all of the time so, I decided to get on vitamin D which also helped. But the magic bullet which I had sought for 24 years came to me by accident last October. I started to drink tonic water over fresh lime and after 4 months, my Fibro pain was pretty much gone. I still had sleepless nights and other symptoms associated with Fibro but, I guess it is the quinine in the tonic water which has helped me tremendously. Quinine is used to treat malaria so what the connection is, this I do not know, all I can remember is how mercilessly I used to get bitten by mosquitoes and claw the skin off my arms and legs ending up with scabby decor for the rest of the summer. I have never tried to take quinine tablets but, I think quinine is the answer to relieving the soft tissue pain connected with Fibro. I still have joint pain from my osteoarthritis, but that is different to the sufferer, although, doctors may think it is all pain from one condition. I am living proof it is not, and, there is a difference. Fibro is more flu-like achiness, feeling lethargic and at times unable to function, unable to think straight, feelings of depression because you wonder why a doctor cannot help you. I went through a stage where I could barely stand my own clothes touching my body and I had a creepy feeling, almost as though bugs were crawling under my skin and sometimes sharp pricks as if someone were sticking me with a needle. The quinine got rid of all of this kind of feeling as well. The difference with osteoarthritis is that this affects the joints and there is very sharp pain, plus some snapping and popping in the knees and lack of motion with the rotator cuffs of the shoulders. On x-rays, I show spurs on my bones. There are no tests for Fibro that I know of and I suffered for 15 years with a hip that should have been replaced but it was always thrown in with the Fibro condition, therefore no x-raying had been done and I suffered. My advice is this, if you do not get any satisfaction from your main care physician, move on until you find someone who can and is willing to help you. And take it from me, there is no need to spend lots of money on fancy cures, take the cheapest vitamins, minerals from the health food store and put tonic water on your grocery list. I do not drink any certain amount and sometimes when I run out, I may not drink any for a couple of days. The norm is for me to drink anywhere from 12 to 24 oz. per day, it all depends. Get healthy!!! My tired feeling now is mostly due to my hip replacement surgery as it is the first major surgery I have ever had and it will take time for my body to recoup. Then I will be able to tell whether I have gotten rid of some of the fatigue associated with Fibromyalgia. I feel this condition may run in certain bloodlines since, on my maternal side, there are a lot of "cripples" and on my paternal side, none. Osteo-arthritis is in the family for sure and through networking with other relatives, I think they may be suffering from the fibro as well. - PH|
|Leslee R. |
|In 1983 I began to experience severe pain in my neck and across my shoulders. It became so excruciating that I could no longer sleep or sit to do the accounting work that had been my career. I stayed home and turned my attention to breeding and boarding horses but found that even that was too much because at times the stiffness and pain that had spread throughout my body would not allow me to even get up out of a chair unaided by my husband. It was the article on Fibromyalgia that appeared in Time Magazine around 1989 that prompted me to see a rheumatologist who confirmed that I did in fact have Fibromyalgia. At that time, the only encouragement he could give was to seek a support group. Somehow, sitting and listening to others who felt as terrible as I felt did not sound very uplifting. I read everything I could on the subject but every doctor seemed to have only a theory and we were the "test subjects". The tears and frustration at my inability to have an active life followed. Losing my career earlier had hit at my self-esteem. I would run into people who had Fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue and each looked as if they wanted to commit suicide. It did not help that I had contacted Lyme at least three times over the years while working on the farm. In 2008, I became bedridden with pain. In desperation I started the inevitable internet search hoping for some new information. And there it was...Dr. Dantini's book. The minute I began to read it, I knew this one was different. His viral connection made sense and nothing else had. Epstein-Barr had been part of my college experience. The call I made to Dr. Dantini was the very best decision I ever made. By following his protocol he has given me back my life.|
|Kathy B. |
|I only started seeing Dr. Dantini a few weeks ago. But after reading everyone's testimonial's I really believe my life is going to get better. The weakness, and sleeping all day, and feeling foggy in my brain, and being dizzy, and pain in my body, etc... It can really be frightening. But I believe it will be under control. I heard once that major stress and shock can trigger this. Well believe me I had some major stress and horrible things happen to me theses past few years. It's amazing I made it this far. I have such a wonderful family, and beautiful grandchildren that miss me so much. I have lived on pain medication's for many years. And for what, to make the pain just a bit less. It isn't worth it. I am so excited and pray that Dr. Dantini can help me like he did all of you. I haven't been able to work in over 1 years it was after and accident that caused me to need surgery. But it's not the surgery that has stopped me from working, it's the Fybromyalgia and mental pain and the life changes that have depressed me so me deeply. I am looking forward to doing the things I use to do.. even the simple things. If I can't do the things 100% it won't matter, as long as I can do some of the things that I miss so much with my loved ones. I believe in my heart, Dr. Dantini is going to be my miracle!!! God Bless - Katherine B. (Bunnell, Florida)|
|Leslie S. |
I am now 56 years young and have had Chronic Fatigue problems for so many years I don't know when it first began, and now it has turned into more of a Fibromyalgia nature.. I have always had food sensitivities, even as a child, constant tonsillitis, always tired and napped so much everyone joked about it.
At the age of 29, my pain was so disabling that I could no longer work. I was bedridden for over three years, giving me hours upon hours to think. I wanted a reason, an answer. But most of all, I wanted relief and a productive life. During this time of deep thought and prayer, I promised myself that if I ever found help I would dedicate my life to helping others regain and improve their lives.
|Tammy W. |
|I have not yet been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, I have a Dr. appt. w/rhuematologist tomorrow and with Dr. Dantini's suggestions of viral and delayed food allergies maybe I can get a diagnoses and treatment that works w/o pain killers and steroids and they don't really work just makes the symptoms a bit more tolerable. My regular Dr. doing blood test after blood test and everything is come back normal, although the viral,and food allergies has not been on the list of blood test ,as I go forward the is something that I intend to discuss w/ my Dr. on my next visit.thanks Dr. Dantini for your knowledge and experience. I feel like there is hope now!!!!|
|Liz Y. (Portland, Oregon) |
Before I heard about Dr Dantini and his treatment, I had been bedridden for 4 years. I was told I had Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue.
I knew this treatment would mean discipline on my part regarding foods as most foods I was allergic to I loved. But I would say to myself do you want to stay sick or get well so you can live again. I was determined to get well even if I did have to give up those foods.
I am now walking 30-45 mins a day I have just started to ride a bike. I am also now able to go out with friends to shops and parks etc. All my other many symptoms have disappeared completely. My husband and I are so excited that I can finally go out for dates with him again and go hiking and shopping with him. We are catching up on all the years we were not able to do those things together. My oldest daughter is getting married in a few months and I am going to be able to attend. Yahoo.
My name is Catherine and I share a similar story as most of you that have posted. I have been ill since I was in my late thirties and I am now fifty-four. The easiest way to put it is I woke up one morning with a bad case of the flu and never recovered from it. I have been suffering with widespread muscle and joint pain. My neck, shoulders, hips, elbows and knees hurt all the time. I suffer with constant migraines. I ache as if my whole body has a throbbing tooth ache. I have severe brain fog, irritable bowl syndrome and insomnia. All of this pain has caused deep depression. It got to the point that I felt like I was dragging my body around behind me and it was a struggle to bear the weight. Needless to say I have had a hard time functioning in my daily life.
|Danielle R. |
On my 23rd Birthday I woke up with severe Vertigo. This Progressed into loss of depth perception, sense of gravity, severe migraines, and loss of eye sight. I went to 25 different types of doctors. I had 9 blood test, MRI's for MS and Tumors, caloric tests for the inner ear (you name if I had it). I gained a lot of weight, could not work, and was severely depressed. I was actually diagnosed by a well known ENT with 'Dandy syndrome' (Nerve damage). Not satisfied with this diagnosis...
|Laura F. |
|Today, I have been on my med for 2 wks. I am so much better. I still cannot fasten my bra, but I can lift my L. arm straight up over my head. When I had taken the med for only 4 days I could do this with my L. arm and now my R. arm is comming along. I also am not so tired all the time. My husband says,"I am glad to be getting my wife back." Three times a day with prayer and water I take my famvir. Many people are praying for my recovery. Thanks to Dr. Dantini and The Lord I am being healed.|
|Terri K. (Toronto Canada) |
|It's been almost 3 years since i was treated by you I want to thank you soo much for giving me back my life., if not for you i know i would have been bed ridden. I'm moving to Florida in August for good, and will come by to see you. Many many thanks. - Terri |
|Amber A. (Pennsylvania) |
|I am a registered nurse and have had Fibromyalgia for 20 years. I always knew that I developed it after a very bad respiratory virus. Most Doctors do not acknowledge this or provide testing or treatment based on this. When I found Dr. Dantini on-line, I knew I had a good chance of getting better. I had the viral testing and delayed food allergy testing 2 months ago. After 12 days on the antiviral medication, I no longer felt completely exhausted. The following night, when getting out of bed to go to the bathroom, I noticed that I no longer limped. I had less stiffness and soreness. I just completed the elimination phase of the diet and will start the challenge phase. I am optimistic that I will continue to get better. I really appreciate that Dr Dantini is willing to treat the cause of Fibromyalgia, instead of just prescribing medications to cover up all the symptoms like most other Doctors. It is also especially helpful that he can help me over the phone since I live in PA. Thanks so much!|
|Deborah (La Porte, Texas) |
|I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for giving me my life back. When I went for my physical last month, the doctor was amazed at my improvement - the fatigue is greatly improved and the "brain fog" is gone. I feel like a functioning human being again. My affect is cheerful and the depression has completely lifted. I truly feel you saved my life. There were so many time I felt like throwing in the towel before your treatment, but now, thanks to you, I genuinely enjoy life!|
|Name : Laura S. |
|I have just started my treatment with Dr Dantini and I am amazed with his knowledge and understanding of Fibromyalgia! As with all people with this "disease" I have seen numerous doctors and have been told it's all in my head or I will never have a normal life. I would like to thank Dr. Dantini and staff for giving me the hope to move on & know I CAN have a NORMAL life again! So, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! You are a great help to all with Fibromyalgia! Please keep doing what you are doing and I promise to tell everyone I know that has Fibromyalgia of my success & your knowledge! Thank you again!!!|
|Connie A. |
|I am now in the third year of my recovery thanks to Dr. Dantini. his protocol is outstanding. i am now cured of asthma. my Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is also in remission. The most amazing thing is that I got my brain back. The delayed food allergy testing is right on the money. The supplment recommendations are also excellent. I visited a leading sports medicine doctor in the Delaware county, PA area 1 year ago and he was amazed that I already had many of the tests and medications in place. I look ten years younger and have lost over 50 pounds. I am also 56 years old which is a challenging time for women. My skin has also markedly improved. As a matter of fact, I was involved in an auto accident and while on the stretcher the ambulance driver asked my age, i said 56 and he said are you kidding, you look 40. Some day i hope to meet Dr. Dantini in person to thank him for all of his help. With his knowledge I have been able to help many more people that I have met and also to educate my doctors. Thanks Doc. love you.|
|For ten years I had constant ringing in my ears, dizziness, nausea, and a plethora of other symptoms. After six weeks of treatment with Dr. Dantini's plan of food elimination and diet rotation, along with antiviral treatment, the ringing in my ears was completely gone, the dizziness decreased by 75% and a multitude of other symptoms either disappeared or were greatly reduced. I look forward to continued improvement following this plan. I spent years going from doctor to doctor. Dr. Dantini is the only one in the ball park when it comes to treating Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Meniere's disease. Thank you Dr. Dantini and staff for helping me live a more normal life with hope for the future! -Deborah B.|
|It has been almost a year since I brought my bride to see you believing she had Fibromyalgia. She has not had a single pain since last April. What really amazes me is that thousands of people have not come to you for help. Thank you!|
|A.M. (Arizona) |
My pharmacist thinks you're the greatest! He couldn't stop talking about you when I went to pick up my prescriptions in November. When I walked in,he yelled, "Hey kiddo, I didn't know you had Herpes!" Well, this is a small town, and I could hear the rumor mill starting...since the pharmacy area was full of people. I yelled back, "Nope. I am positive for Epstein Barr, and this prescription is part of my treatment for Fibromyalgia."
|Dorothy Z. |
|I want to share that participating in the exercise program - Curves has been good for my Fibromyalgia along with stretching and yoga.|
I read that exercise is important for fibromyalgia relief, but the typical exercise centers only worsened the pain. Curves has hydro-activated machines in a circuit which means I can control the pressure of the movement to the level that doesn't end up with having more pain. Exercise at Curves three days a week has increased my ability to move without so much pain and I am able to stay fit. Also, the tiredness that comes at times with fibromyalgia happens less when I exercise.
As a former ballet dancer it means a lot to be able to move again and as a current golfer I can swing the club again without as much stiffness and pain. I do not have stock in Curves- this account is just the truth for me and it may help others. - DZ
Dr. Daniel Dantini, M.D.
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