strange? what planet does your doc work on? is your doc a man? it is the MOST COMMON THING IN THE WORLD!!!! for example...personal example....myself, my sister and even my mother had always had this ENERGY SURGE the day before or first day of the menses....and then the feeling of crapiness kicks in. for me....i clean and organize like CRAZY!!! and in all feel real good....weirdly good the first day or one before. and then other times it is like this horrible FATIGUE!!!! plus very very painful at times too. my sister was a puker atop of things . this rollercoster is hormonal ginger. a big DIP and plateau and downfall and raise. i totally hear you! and this time of the month definitely acts on arthritis and fibro. even in fibro....many women experience much more severe period cramps .....thus the walls of the vagina and uterus are mainly smooth muscle!
weeeeeeehoooooooo! good stuff eh?
i know the weight thing is tough. i applaud you for wanting to take control of it! your height and weight are not way out of the ball park so that's good...you only have a little bit to go!!! what are your physical capabilities? i mean like running, aerobics, bike etc...because with arthritis and fibro a lot of activities can be painful. and then we focus on diet change as the big factor. with protein diets...you may lose quickly....but at first it is mainly water. this is good because it gives people a JUMP START so to speak and they get enthused cause they see results. try it if you feel its okay for a while.....but i would say do not stick to strict protein. it can lead to ketosis which is a condition where your body makes too many keytones and you turn acidic and that is critical....so always keep the fruits and veggies!!!
i've been having weight issues of my own....not in a good way either. i'm 5"5 and 91 pounds . and it hurts to even lay in bed . i have been quite ill and dropped 20 pounds as soon as i started chemotherapy, plus on top of pain...don't feel like eating much & have lost lots of muscle from little exercise.
but the way i eat is like 9 or 10 very small meals a day and i keep losing.....so maybe in another person this would work too! (of course healthy foods and not the junk i shove in! LOL. i'm up to a pint of Ben & Jerry's a day and still losing...its scary).
so experiment & have fun with it! i tell some of my patients "do not think of it as diet....think of it as dining!" it takes some lifestyle change but i am all for the european style....nice atmosphere, candle, music, taking your time, wine! but in reality, if one has children this is impossible!
but you are on the right track....a weight loss of even 5 or 10 pounds will help with fibro and arthritis and make ya feel good all in general.
or.....i can send you my meds and you'll shrink to 80 pounds in 10 days!! tee hee hee!
i wish you well....you have great posts! have a good evening!
and also....this may or may not be of use to you, but i had what is called tetany (a painful form of generalized muscle spasms caused from neuro Lyme's disease), and my wonderful neurologist had put me on a very high calcium diet. lots of chocolate skim milk drinks, cheese, yogurt and endless spinach! sauteed ofcourse with garlic and oil! the diet worked wonders for the muscle pain and i did in fact lose 5 pounds in like 1.5 weeks.
so you have lots of options!
Post Edited (erin kachmar) : 7/21/2005 10:17:17 PM (GMT-6)