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sonny boy
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   Posted 7/12/2010 7:35 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah  Hello im brand new.Ive had fribo for about 25 years And ive been through the mill.I put about 75 pounds on with all the meds.about 5 months ago I thought id go on a diet (im a 52 year old male and not much self control) .Well i started to eat sub sandwichs foot long every day wheat bread,black forest ham,lettuce,tomato,and a little mayo.started to drink diet pop and for a snack i would eat wheat thins at night.Well in three mounths i lost 50 lbs and went from hardly walking and a lot of pain to feeling really good and hardly no pain I FELT SO ALIVE then it happend i stoped the diet and put the weight back on and walking isnt very good and more pain than ever.So as of july 7 im back on the diet.with fibro you need to stay away from sugars .eat a very high fiber diet why IT WORKS THAT WHY.Is it worth it you bet when was the last time you felt 100% oh yes a table spoon of apple cider  vinger in a full glass of water after your frist meal try it and let me no how you feel GOD BLESS   sonny boy

Acheybody
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   Posted 7/12/2010 7:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, sonny boy, I'm glad you found something that works for you, but high fiber ain't workin' so well for me. Been eating low-fat, high-fiber for 40 years and I'm still having tummy problems. Great cholesterol, though!
 
Oh, I forgot, welcome to the forum!

Achey


   Fibromyalgia, possible Meniere's, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting on back, arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraine headaches, tachycardia, skin cancer surgeries on face
    Nortriptyline, Clonazepam, Darvocet as needed
    Multivitamins, l-lysine, probiotics, magnesium, malic acid, calcium + vit. D, vit. C
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This too shall pass....

Post Edited (Acheybody) : 7/12/2010 9:09:30 PM (GMT-6)


crazykitty
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   Posted 7/12/2010 9:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi sonnyboy, I agree that eating healthy and exercising will help you feel better.
Losing weight takes stress off the joints and excercising can give you energy.

I'm at my goal weight and exercise daily but I'm not pain free by any means. I do
know that I would hurt more if I were inactive and carrying more weight.

Pacing myself is important too. Taking time for relaxation therapy...deep breathing
exercises and meditaion daily is a must for me too.

Meds play an important part of how I feel. I take Savella daily and use cyclobenzaprine
for flares. Vitamin D is important a deficiency can make you feel achy, I also take
5000mcgs Vitamin B 12 and that helps with fatigue.

I hope you continue to do what you can to help yourself feel better. Make sure you
check out fibro 101, second thread page one for some great info. Glad you joined us!

Hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements
 
 


sotiredoffibro
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   Posted 7/13/2010 8:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi sonny and welcome to the forums. I just wanted you to know that I have tried the apple cider vinegar and Ive come to realize that is one of the things my taste buds will not allow. I know it is supposed to help but I just couldnt handle the taste. lol
I am really glad that it works for you and hopefully you will keep posting because we have a great family here.
Gentle Hugs
Shirley
DX: Fibro, Gerds, COPD, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, High Blood Pressure, and Depression.
When I get where Im going dont cry for me down here. (Brad Paisley & Dolly Parton)


Sherrine
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   Posted 7/13/2010 8:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Sonny Boy, and welcome!  I'm so glad you found us and joined in.  Yes, losing weight does help some people with fibro...actually anyone!  I know it helped me a lot.  But, as you found out, diets don't work.  As soon as you stop it, you put the weight back on.  The key is to find something you can live with for the rest of your life.  If you want to eat sub sandwiches for the rest of your life, then you found your niche.
 
I lost 85 pounds and have kept it off by watching carbohydrates.  I can eat soooo many fruits and vegetables, meats, fish, eggs, etc. and not gain weight.  For me, I need the variety of foods or else I feel like I'm depriving myself and that leads to failure for me.  I even enjoy an occasional dessert and ice cream and don't gain weight.  I walk and swim for my exercises and that helps a lot too.  But, from what you described, you are missing a lot of important vitamins and nutrients that are important to good health on what you are eating.  Please take a multiple vitamin and that can help. 
 
Have you checked out Fibro 101...the second thread on the forum?  There are links to good information about fibro and you will learn a lot to help you.  We have a good group here that love to help one another and, as a bonus, we really do are about each other!  So, I'm very happy you have found us and joined in.  I think you will like it here.  I hope to hear more from you soon!
 
Sherrine
Forum Moderator/ Fibromyalgia
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Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7


getting by
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   Posted 7/13/2010 9:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sonny,
 
I am so happy that you have joined us.  You may feel a little out numbered as this forum is mostly women, but we all have something in common so I think that you will like it here. 
 
I am glad that you have found what works for you.  Different things seem to work for different people.  As mine is medication that helps.  I have to take something for pain, depression, energy and sleep.  Oh yes, anxiety too.  Not to mention the cholesterol and blood pressure meds, though I did.  But medications seem to help me.  They got me moving so that I was able to start walking again.  I use to walk miles a day, now it is down to a couple of blocks a day, but at least I am doing it.
 
As Sherrine mentioned, check out the thread called "fibro101".  It is the second thread on the forum.  It is full of information and a pleasure to read.  I think that you will enjoy it. 
 
I hope that you continue to do well.  Keep posting and know that we all do care.
 
Hugs, Karen
 
 
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies


AKMamaBear
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   Posted 7/13/2010 9:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Sonny Boy,

Being a fairly new member myself, I wanted to say it's a pleasure to welcome you to the "Fibro-family". Seems I've been, let's say, bragging to my husband about this forum and how much I've learned over the past couple of weeks. I'm sure, you too, will find yourself feeling right at home.

AK MamaBear
Breathe in, breathe out...repeat
 
 
Fibromyalgia, collagenous colitis, osteorthritis, peripheral neuropathy, moderate spinal stenosis (C3-C6) carpal tunnel, sleep apnea
 
Current Medications: Premarin 0.625mg, Oxycodone 10mg, Hydrocodine 10-325mg, Topamax 75mg, Tricor 145mg
 
Other: Omega 3 Fish Oil, Cinnamon, Calcium/Magnesium, Vitamin D, Glucosamine Hydrochloride


Libby08
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   Posted 7/13/2010 10:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Sonny.  This is a great forum to be a part of.  So many helpful people here.

sonny boy
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   Posted 7/13/2010 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   
oh yes no can veges the nsg is hard on our bodys.fresh veges only.with me im not a sub person my self but it helps so much (for me).im not only fighting firbo i got hit by lighting in 1996 and it did more than its fare share of damage.and im a 2 year cancer surviver.(sorry about the spelling its one of those days you no what i mean)Ihope all of you find what helps you.i will keep you in my prayers because i dont want you to live the rest of your life in pain be safe be well sonny

getting by
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   Posted 7/13/2010 11:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations on your cancer survival.  You have really had your share of struggles. 
 
You got struck by lightening?  How did it happen?  I have a friend that was talking on the phone and lightening came through.  She is mostly deaf in that ear now.  She has fibromyalgia too.
 
I am so glad that you have joined us.  You will find that this is a wonderful place to visit.
 
Hugs, Karen
  Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
 
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies


sonny boy
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   Posted 7/13/2010 12:28 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks karren  I just bought some land and was getting ready to build my dream house.there was a storm of in the distance lighting hit the tape i was holding i dont no how long it lasted.my son said my body was smoking .lost my fillings in my teeth fingers nails toe nails and im losing my eye sight now.i stoped asking what else can go wrong years ago tongue take care sonny

Lana Bear
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   Posted 7/13/2010 12:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi sonny boy,

Welcome to the family! I am new here myself and needed a positive message today. I have lost 46 lbs since February by changing eating habits and walking. We adopted a shelter dog last month and now she is my walking buddy. She also makes great company for me during the day since I am not working right now. I have to watch the sugars too. I haven't been so great at that lately so I need to get back on the band wagon with that.

Sherrine
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   Posted 7/13/2010 3:03 PM (GMT -7)   

Wow, Sonny, that's quite a story!  I know that they say that if you can hear thunder, head in the house.  Don't use the phone and stay away from plumbing.  You were very fortunate and it might just take some time for your body to truly heal from that.

I'm glad you are a cancer survivor, too.  You have been through a lot so you must be a very strong person!

Sherrine

 
Forum Moderator/ Fibromyalgia
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Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7


GSDgirl
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   Posted 7/13/2010 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sonny and welcome to the forum!!  You sound like you have your game together.  Good luck with the diet
Denise from Pittsburgh, Pa
 ***diagnosis: high blood pressure, gastritis, fibromyalgia, hepatitis (SVR/cleared),  disc problems in neck, depression, anxiety & stress, cervical headaches, porphyria-PCT, IBS
 ***meds: metroplol 25mg, zoloft 150mg, gabapentin 300mg 3x a day zocor , (soma, fioronal, tramadol, as needed).
 ***other supps: calcium, vit D 2,000-4,000 per, milk thistle, vit C &E, acidopholos (sp?),  
CO-Q 10,  flax or fish oil, ginsing, magnesium, B complex,
 


GSDgirl
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   Posted 7/13/2010 5:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh and I forgot.......don't worry about the spelling, we all have those days and forget to spellcheck upon occasion
Denise from Pittsburgh, Pa
 ***diagnosis: high blood pressure, gastritis, fibromyalgia, hepatitis (SVR/cleared),  disc problems in neck, depression, anxiety & stress, cervical headaches, porphyria-PCT, IBS
 ***meds: metroplol 25mg, zoloft 150mg, gabapentin 300mg 3x a day zocor , (soma, fioronal, tramadol, as needed).
 ***other supps: calcium, vit D 2,000-4,000 per, milk thistle, vit C &E, acidopholos (sp?),  
CO-Q 10,  flax or fish oil, ginsing, magnesium, B complex,
 


bridget10
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Total Posts : 200
   Posted 7/14/2010 9:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, and welcome. I find it interesting that you can drink diet soda. It seems to make me feel worse and I thought the aspartame was bad for a person. I am a firm believer in a variety of healthy foods, as the other poster was saying. That includes lots of fruits and veggies. What I like to do is make a green smoothie- has anyone tried those before? Mostly I just do spinach leaves, blueberries, a banana, and milk (we don't drink regular- we drink almond milk) and a little bit of O.J. yum! i know it may sound gross but you don't even taste the spinach. I think weight can play a part in how someone feels, but I am at my ideal weight and still have pain. I guess it may be different for everyone. In any case, great job, Sonny on losing weight! i know it can take a lot of discipline.
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