I had a partial hysterectomy 9 1/2 years ago that triggered my fibromyalgia. Since I have developed so many sensitivities to medications, I decided to pursue a more natural approach to treatment. I found a naturopath who is close by, suffers from fibro and has gotten herself "95%" better. I know she is sincere and I believe her. She used guaifenison for 5 months and has since done a regiment of fasting once per week, a mostly high protein diet, supplementing with bio identical hormones and getting her thyroid under control. I have done the fasting and supplementing with magnesium and other vitamins but still have symptoms that get quite bad. She firmly believes that at least in my case there is a strong connection between my hormones and my fibro.. I am almost 51. She had me get my gynecologist to order blood work to test for estrogen, FSH, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid, and a couple of other forms of estrogen. My gynecologist whom I also trust, he's been my doctor for 24 years, is not convinced. He also says there are no medical studies that say that natural or bio-identical hormones are any safer than the synthetic ones. My mom died of breast cancer, so there is always that concern for me. I guess my question is has anyone gotten real relief from the symptoms of fibro from using hormones or getting their thyroid under control, whatever that means. As I said, I am quite reluctant to take drugs of any kind. I can never tolerate them long enough for them to do me any good. I know this is long, thanks for reading/answering.