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   Posted 1/2/2009 5:00 PM (GMT -6)   
does anyone find that their diet helps or hurts their fibro symptoms?
i was on a no gluten, no dairy, real healthy diet before the holidays and i remember a whole lot more "better days" than i've been having lately.
i let everything go for the holidays and enjoyed all kinds of goodies, but this past week has been HECK!
this has got to be the worst flare i've ever had.... last night i couldn't sleep because i hurt everywhere so i just laid there and cried.
it just makes me wonder... does diet have any affect?

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   Posted 1/2/2009 5:36 PM (GMT -6)   

My answer would be yes!  I have experienced the same thing as you.  I cut out all sugar, flour, gluten, and a few other things I just can't remember right now.  I felt good, clearer, alert, and my speech improved.  Like you, I slipped and am a basket case again.  Part of my New Year's goal it to find out what foods trigger by problems.  I actually started this on December 26 but I didn't eliminate gluten, I probably should have but I need something to eat so that I am successful with this.  If you suspect a food, my suggestion would be to eliminate that food for a month or two and then add it back and see what happens.  I know that if I were to have a piece of cake or a donut, I would be mush about 10 minutes later.  I crave sweets and breads and I'm having a problem not eating them but I'm going to give it my best effort.

Why is it we crave the foods that are bad for us sad .


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   Posted 1/2/2009 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
If eliminating gluten is too difficult, try just cutting out just wheat. It's not easy but it is definitely easier than going gluten free. I noticed a big difference when I stopped eating wheat even though I still ate gluten. Unfortunately, I also slipped up right before Thanksgiving and have been eating whatever I want ever since. What a difference!

Whenever I give up wheat I feel like I'm going through withdrawal. I feel awful and I crave it sooo much. After about 10 days, I start to feel so much better and the cravings almost disappear. This alone shows me that I shouldn't eat wheat but I always slip up and end up back on it.

Meggie, I agree, why don't we crave broccoli or spinach? When I crave fruit, it's usually in the form of pie.

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   Posted 1/2/2009 7:29 PM (GMT -6)   
"When I crave fruit, it's usually in the form of pie."

I have Fibromyalgia, and nothing else!
I take Lyrica 225 mg/day and Tramadol (150mg time-released)

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   Posted 1/2/2009 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
ive been doing the "blood type diet" and its helping with certain symptoms- depending on your blood type it gives you a list of positive foods, neutral foods and then 'poisons'. i just find it hard to stick to cos i love cake. and all affiliated baked goods.

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   Posted 1/2/2009 9:41 PM (GMT -6)   

If I could eat a Donut with my coffee every morning, I would be a very happy person  turn .

I have given up wheat, rice, potatoes, and oats along with anything that may have sugar or flour.  So pretty much everything I love to eat cry .  Also, I'm trying to stay away from artificial sweetners, so no diet coke for me.  Boy, I'm depressing myself.

I just finished baking homemade cinnamon rolls for my husband and kids.  I can't tell you how badly I wanted to shove a few of them (lathered with butter, of course) into my mouth.  I love to bake, so this is really hard for me.  Baking relaxes me which releaves pain but not being able to eat what I'm smelling is hard.  Dagger, I love to make pie.  My middle daughter begs me to make apple pie for her birthday every year instead of cake.

I guess this conversation I'm having is not helping anyone avoid the forbidden, sorry.

I haven't heard of the blood type diet, I'll have to look into it.


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