Dr. Hagmeyer is the founder and clinic director of the DrHagmeyer.com, A Holistic and Functional Medicine practice. Dr Hagmeyer, works with patients throughout the world implementing a science based approach to Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain.
“We Understand Fibromyalgia and CFS.”
We love helping Fibromyalgia patients feel good again. We “understand” fibromyalgia, where most doctors just don’t get it.
For most of the world, it’s a common little phrase. But for people who have fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome (or both), it’s amazingly powerful, not to mention rare.
Because you have an illness that’s hard to “prove,” loved ones may secretly convict you of hypochondria or laziness.
You may be told “it’s all in your head.” You may be urged to exercise or lose weight or take antidepressants.
Physicians can be even worse. If they believe the conditions exist at all—and some don’t—their first impulse is to mask the symptoms with prescription drugs. Patients often end up on a medical merry-go-round, seeing doctor after doctor after doctor. They end up more confused and disoriented than ever, often concluding, “Maybe I am crazy, after all.”
But take heart. Here at my office, we know what you’re going through. We specialize in treating fibromyalgia and CFS. We don’t offer one-size-fits-all solutions, because every case is different. We take an integrated holistic approach to treatment.
Fibromyalgia sufferer’s have several things in common, including:
Widespread achy muscle pain, fatigue, insomnia, and “fibro fog.” Even with these similarities the CAUSE is not the same for every individual that is given this diagnosis, or “label” if you will. I have worked with hundreds of fibromyalgia patients and the one thing they all had in common was…they were all different.
Contrary to what some doctors may have told you, you’re not crazy, lazy, or suffering from a Paxil deficiency. Sadly, most doctors don’t know much, if anything, about fibromyalgia.
What’s even worse, many doctors secretly think those with these illnesses are crazy, lazy, or depressed. I know how frustrating it is to continue to look for answers from doctors who don’t understand what you’re going through.
These are the same doctors who tell you to get more sleep (right!), take it easy, get more rest, exercise, and eat better. They want to cover up the symptoms with prescription drugs such as Lyrica, Savella, and Cymbalta which have largely failed those with fibromyalgia.
Or, they send you off to a psychiatrist for more antidepressant medications. Most doctors just don’t get it. They don’t want to see you, the fibromyalgia patient, in their appointment book! They consider fibromyalgia patients as a nuisance. Why? Because most doctors still don’t believe fibromyalgia truly exists.
I’ve developed a program for correcting the cause of fibromyalgia. I’ve helped thousands of patients beat their fibromyalgia, not just cover up their symptoms.
The majority of my fibromyalgia (FMS) patients come to me after being exhausted from lack of sleep for many years. I cannot stress this enough – you MUST sleep soundly or your body will not recover, EVER! And, you’ll NEVER feel good until you can get good sleep.
What You Really Need Is 6-8 Hours of Deep, Refreshing Sleep Each Night! That’s step number one, and I know how to get you to sleep without drugs. Many of them don’t give you the healthy kind of sleep to begin with and I won’t even start on the side effects now.
Look, I don’t expect you to believe anything you read on the Internet. There’s so much bad information out there. But I know that you’re reading this because you’re still searching for someone who understands the Misery you’ve been going through, and has some practical, workable recommendations for getting your life back.
You CAN feel better! I’ve dedicated my whole professional life to taking a different approach to chronic health problems and I’m good at it.
I’ve learned a lot in the last 20+ years while treating people just like you. See our testimonials!
I want to help you feel good again. You CAN feel better. I see it happen time and time again. You CAN get your life back.
Now I do want you to know that here is no one “magic bullet” for CFS or FMS. There is NO magic drug, massage, chiropractic adjustment, surgery, physical therapy, water aerobics, or shrink that can make you well again overnight.
You must do it by getting healthy FROM THE INSIDE OUT. I can show you how. I know you’ve tried dozens of the latest fad nutrients, drugs or other overly hyped remedy, only to see little, if any, improvement. This is why we are so different. We bring the science of Functional Medicine into the picture. If your not familiar with what functional medicine, I encourage to learn more about its approach to Chronic Health problems on my website.
I’ve learned firsthand from my patients (thousands over the years) what works and what doesn’t.
So What Do We Do Exactly?
In a nutshell, we take a step back and look at the WHOLE picture. Fibromyalgia is a neuro-metabolic problem, NOT a muscle problem. Yes! the muscles are affected, but the muscles are not the cause. We use advanced testing to measure the hormone system, gastrointestinal system, nervous system, immune system, and endocrine system to determine the functional shifts that have occurred.
Then after considering the connections between all of these body systems, we design and build a custom Neuro-Metabolic approach that specifically addresses the metabolic imbalances, in the proper order.
Your Fibromyalgia Relief Program is built on three foundational pillars:
- Specific Dietary Changes,
- Lifestyle Design, and
- Specific Nutritional Changes and Supplementation based on blood work and Advanced Functional Testing
The Goal Of My Fibromyalgia Relief Program
Our Program designed to shift the abnormal physiology back toward normal, creating true and lasting change. It is the combination of precisely determining the faulty physiology shifts, and the connections between those shifts, before designing a plan that specifically corrects it, that is the difference between success or failure. The right things, addressed in the right way, in the proper order.
Our Neuro-metabolic and Brain Based Therapy was created for the patient who knew medications at their best only cover up symptoms and would never fix the cause or restore function to their body. This program is for those that are willing to be pro-active in regaining the quality of their lives.
We believe that our patients deserve to be understood, be treated with the utmost respect, acknowledged, and be cared for in a comprehensive, whole person Integrative approach.
Those who apply and are admitted into our Fibromyalgia Recovery Program tend to share this view, and seek to be proactive and in control of their healthcare, and regain independence.
Our members opt to end their pain and fatigue, not by attempting to ignore the pain with pain pills and drugs like Lyrica, Savella, or Hydrocodone, but by identifying the underlying causes and mechanisms of dysfunction in the brain, hormone system, immune system, and GI system. Only then can the correction of this dysfunction occur. This is our Neuro-Metabolic approach.
Today, based on these founding principles, we help hundreds of patients from all over the Midwest with Chronic fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia and many of the symptoms that surround these diseases.
A Typical Patient Who Consults with our Practice
A typical patient entering our Fibromyalgia Recovery and Relief Program has explored traditional medical treatment for fibromyalgia which is usually nothing more than a cocktail of pain medications, anti-depressants, sleeping pills, and anti-seizure medications.
They have travelled to famous diagnostic medical institutions such as Diamond Headache Clinic and Mayo Clinic.
Their list of failed therapies include medical hormone treatment, pain injections, physical therapy, acupuncture, and traditional chiropractic care.
Patients entering our Fibromyalgia Recovery Program know that a symptom patch up job is at best temporary relief, and at worse will lead to a worsening of their condition and quality of life.
Our patients come in all ages, are predominantly females, and across the professional spectrum. Most of all, our patients are committed to making the necessary dietary changes and lifestyle changes necessary for recovery. It is this commitment to restoring their health and restoring their dysfunctional physiology that makes all the difference for our successful members.
If You Desire A Different Approach,
An Approach That You Have Never Tried Before,
A “Big Picture” approach-
You Have Finally Found The Right Place
The patients who apply and are accepted into our Fibromyalgia Recovery Program desire to have someone who understands their condition, is willing to spend the time to get to the root of their dysfunction, and do so in an efficient and caring environment.
Perspective Patients know that in order to end their suffering, end the pain and end the debilitating fatigue, they must restore the bodies faulty physiology, not just sweep symptoms under the rug with medications. They Focus on Health rather than Disease treatment
Not Sure Where To Start? Need Some Direction?
We are here to help you! Take a few minutes to fill out my Health Questionnaire. Once I know your top health concerns, your goals and what kind of help you are looking for, I will send you back some of my initial recommendations. If you want to speak with me, I’ll send you a link for a 15 minute phone consult as well.