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Sherrine
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   Posted 11/4/2013 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Everyone!  I bet you were surprised to see this thread pop up!  Well, I spent the weekend trying to figure out how to handle the food discussions.  We have several members who are convinced that what they do helps their fibro.  For most of us, food does not affect us unless we have digestive problems or  food intolerances or allergies.  There are sites like the Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins that say that diet does not influence fibro and I will post those again here.  But yet several members want to discuss food so this is the spot to do it. 
 
You can post on this one thread and when it gets to around four pages, I will lock it and start a new thread with the same title.  Our administrator doesn't want threads with a lot of pages.  The only time we have that is when I have my virtual party in the winter and then I delete the whole thing in a day or two after the "party". 
 
This was the best solution that I could think of and I did pass this by Debbie and Karen and they thought this was a good solution, also.  This way we are still keeping the forum specifically for newbies, fibro support and questions and not be inundated with threads like what happened a few months ago.  Quite a few members were very upset with that, too, and thought we were becoming a food forum so this seemed like a reasonable solution.  I do hope this will solve the problem and everyone will be happy.  It's the best I could do.
 
I now want to explain to any new members as to why the diet and food discussions need to be on this one thread.  We had a problem a while back where food became the main topic on this forum.  One would say don't eat gluten, another no lactose, another the Paleo diet, another a different diet.  I have even see where people say don't eat fruit!  The threads kept coming and food was discussed a lot...but not fibromyalgia! 
 
Because of all the food posts, newbies were not greeted and their introductory posts were shoved to the bottom of the page because of the food threads being posted.  Other members with fibromyalgia questions were not answered and I was receiving email from long time members saying they were not coming to the forum because all we talked about was food. 
 
Actually, there is no proof that food influences fibro.  Everyone is different and if you have noticed that a food affects the way you feel, you shouldn't eat it.  The majority of us can eat just about anything but there are members that are gluten intolerant, lactose intolerant, have sensitivities to some foods, have digestive disturbances that can cause problems, etc.  I, for example, can't eat MSG. I can't eat fiber and some raw fruits and vegetables but that's because I have Crohn's disease.  If I don't eat well, I will feel bad all over.  It's kind of like your car.  If you put good gasoline in it, it will run properly but, if you put water in the gas tank, that baby will not start!
 
Since we are all different as to what affects us, I suggest you keep a food journal and record what you eat and how you feel several hours later.  This way, you can pinpoint what foods affect YOU, if any.  I can eat just about anything and it doesn't bother me.  The things I know that do bother me I eliminate them from my diet.  What bothers me probably doesn't bother 95% of the members on this forum.  I'm sure you will get more ideas on this thread if you believe that food is affecting your fibromyalgia pain.  
 
We do have a link in Fibro 101 that has a journal in it.  You can print that out and use that if you are having food issues.  If you want to discuss diets and possibly have IBS, we have an IBS forum that discusses diets that help them.  The celiac disease forum is another good one.  We also have an allergy forum. 
 
Here are a few links that show that food isn't considered a main issue with fibro.  Hope this helps all understand where we are coming from.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sherrine
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couchtater
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   Posted 11/4/2013 5:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Good idea, Sherrie.
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Luvzminis
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   Posted 11/4/2013 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Great idea, Sherrine and fellow moderators! I think this will keep everybody satisfied. It seems to be a "happy medium." Thank you.

Applause!!! :)
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AustenFan
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   Posted 11/4/2013 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Great idea, Sherrine. If I had a medal for diplomacy, you would be the recipient. yeah Thanks for working so hard to keep this board on topic (fibromyalgia) while at the same time trying to accomodate everyone's opinions.

CharmCityLady
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   Posted 11/4/2013 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
If someone has fibromyalgia-like pain after eating, would you then say that they are suffering from something other than fibromyalgia?

My pain and headaches increase significantly after I eat the wrong thing. Would you say I have another illness altogether that should not be defined as Fibro? Its not an allergy.

I do consider myself as having CFIDS or CFS, but it seems interconnected with my FM pain, and pretty much the same thing.

Medications can be considered similarly pain-inducing for me. I had the most painful body encompassing pain after having a cold eeze lozenge, and it was a direct result of having the lozenge. Obviously my pain is associated with what I consume. Would you conclude I don't have FM given my pain is influenced and worsened by diet?

Since FM is still not fully understood, I personally do not believe anyone is warranted to say whether food is a factor or not. Instead, it would be more approrprate to say, "At this point in time we have no evidence that suggests food is a factor" How can we make such staunch conclusions with such lacking information on FM in general? We still don't have a solid cause of FM or solution to fix it. It seems like somewhat of a presumptuous assertion to conclude that food might not be a factor in some people's cases of FM-like pain, in my opinion.

That being said, it has been helpful to me to realize that not all FM people react to food. If food is such an issue for my pain, it may be a part of my solution, and so I will continue to investigate it.

Sherrine
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   Posted 11/4/2013 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I am just stating what is said by the doctors studying fibro. That's why I post links to it to back up what i am saying. This is what the consensus is right now so that's the info I'm giving out.

When people react the way you describe, they usually have allergies to the foods or intolerances to the foods. Have you ever seen an allergy specialist and have been tested? We did this for one of my dogs who was so itchy all of the time. They tested her for 40 allergens and she was allergic to 38 of them. A special serum was made for her and I gave her allergy shots to help ease her reactions. Since your issue is certain foods, I sure would find out what caused the migraines and pain and not eat them.

By the way, my friend had chronic migraines for most of her life. I suggested she keep a food journal, she did and discovered that tomatoes were the culprit! She eliminated them and now feels so much better.

Sherrine
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Post Edited (Sherrine) : 11/5/2013 1:34:24 AM (GMT-7)


DianeB
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   Posted 11/4/2013 10:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Charm city lady - Agree with a lot of what you wrote..

Sherrine
Thank you for the links.. read the fibro 101 info when I first discovered this forum & still go back to that info.

Yes -Allergy tests before injury which preceeded fibro symptoms. Do know allergies can develop at any time so perhaps food x does not affect me today but might tomorrow.

But I believe allergies probably do not disappear the day after tomorrow,..
so I do not think Allergy kicked in & then disappeared again.

Seems to me my body is in a delicate balancing act that can change in a moment.

If I feel pretty good today & eat food x, majority of the time I still feel OK . But if I am in a flare & eat food x it might knock me for a loop. Might.
However I do not know for sure it is food x.. could be change in weather, or maybe change in weather combined w/ food x.

So many times I read threads on here & see my own hmm idiosyncracies..
my fibro specialist is unaware of these
(I often ask him in an offhanded way / general conversation).
So while I am so glad I have this dr !! He looks at the disease in a clinical way without considering every day issues.

And because I am not in absolutely perfect health, aside from fibro, perhaps food x causes that other condition / disease to be more painful, say arthritis or your Cronhs, which in turn makes my fibro seem more painful too.

We are unique, we fibromites !!

Am glad you'll came up with a solution for food discussions.. thank you all.
Diane

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Injuries &/or pain to/in shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, legs, ankles
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wayup
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   Posted 11/4/2013 10:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I removed the rest of my opinion. Would hate to see this locked right away.
But I wish there would be no further editorials.

Post Edited (wayup) : 11/4/2013 10:07:04 PM (GMT-7)


Acheybody
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   Posted 11/4/2013 11:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello, Wayup.

Welcome. I'm not sure what you meant by "no more sarcasm" - ? - and all the rest - since you are a brand new member.

Anyway, how about starting a new thread of your own, introducing yourself and telling us a little about yourself, how Fibro has influenced your life, etc...and we can start over.

Debbie
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wayup
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   Posted 11/4/2013 11:11 PM (GMT -6)   
There won't really be much point to having an opinion today. It will serve no purpose. I'll just go.

Post Edited (wayup) : 11/4/2013 10:19:37 PM (GMT-7)


Myself 09
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   Posted 11/5/2013 7:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Nice compromise. Good job!

I have food issues, but they are linked to my crohns and not the FMS. BUT, when one flares, the other gets going as well.

I eat SCD (Selected Carb). I went this direction for two reasons. One, traditional crohns meds were not helping so much, or I was unable to take them due to side effects. My options were trying the new biologics (like remicade or humira), which I was not wild about, due to the side effects. Also, I was losing my insurance, so starting a new, super-expensive drug seemed a bad idea. So, the diet was an effort to avoid the new drugs.

No sugar, NO GRAINS of any kind, no potato, no soy, no un-processed milk products. Few beans, unless I cook them myself. Make my own yogurt. Fruit is fine, being a simple sugar easily digested. It's the carbs that need help in the digestion process that need to be avoided on SCD. I have been on diet since June.

http://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.info/

For me, personally, I notice my crohns is far better, but my fibro remains unaffected. I do notice when I eat some not-legal food, I have a food reaction, which generally lasts until the food leaves my body. But, since I monitor what I eat, I generally know what causes the reaction.

I would suggest any and all who suspect a food issue to keep a strict food diary. It's a lot of work, but you gain some great information.
Fibromyalgia DX 2005. Ulcerative Colitis 2003, Crohn's 2013, enteropathic arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis, 2013. History of Fibro--2 out of 3 siblings diagnosed. Started SCD-June 2013. *There are three kinds of people in the world: ones who see the glass as half-full, ones who see the glass as half-empty, and others who see a big crack in the side which is leaking all over their %$#@# foot

Luvzminis
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   Posted 11/5/2013 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I thought this article was interesting, but I'm not sure it's such a 'one size fits all' issue as shown here, as to how food/drink affects individuals and sleep. Still, some of it makes sense (milk versus caffeine, etc.)  Some of these seem surprising. 
 
 Anyway, for what it's worth:
 
 
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CharmCityLady
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   Posted 11/5/2013 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   
@Sherrine.

Thanks for your response.

An allergist would be helpful to me if they were food allergies. But they are not. I have food *sensitivities* and not food allergies (except for sesame, which is a confirmed allergy). The foods do not induce anaphalaxis nor itching. Therefore, an allergist is no help to me. The sensitivities themselves worsen my widespread aching and pain in some instances. They worsen my FM-like pain. The distinction between allergy and sensitivity is key, because allergists cannot help me and are not helpful in reducing my pain. Therefore, I am left to look elsewhere for solutions and prevention of my pain and FM-related symptoms just like the rest of FM people.

My food sensitivities cause - brain fog, pressure behind my eyes, sensations of muscles spasms, non-refreshing sleep, insomnia, and in some cases all over FM-like radiating pain.

The day after I ate the coldeeze losenge, it felt as if my nerves all over my body had been dipped in acid. It took a week to go back down to the level of general FM "ache", which is my normal state.

Also, as Luvzmini's has suggested, it is a known phenomenon that foods can contribute to quality of sleep or lack there of. Being that so many FM people suffer from poor quality sleep, it should follow that food or drink *could* be a factor in our lifestyle management, including sleep management. That being said, I make the argument that diet can, indeed, be a factor in managing a life with FM for a significant portion of us.

Whatever the case I welcome a thread where I can discuss what is happening to me and where others can post what helps or harms them, diet wise.

Namian
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   Posted 11/5/2013 8:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Sherrine and moderators, I think this is a good compromise. I feel that improving my diet has helped me immensely. Chocolate and red wine trigger migraines for me. I know that dairy and MSG effect my IBS and while fibro and IBS often co-exist. Cutting out dairy and MSG didn't effect my pain levels but it DID improve my energy levels. The one thing I've found that absolutely effects my pain levels is nutrasweet. I eat something with nutrasweet and within a few hours I'm in agony.

Over all though I feel it is a no-brainer that eating better will mean I feel better. When the deck is already stacked against me then I want to do everything I can to help my body do the best it can. For me that means: loosing weight, getting processed foods out of my diet, drinking lots of water and avoiding foods that make me feel bad. The more I do to help myself the easier it is to deal with what is left.

BTW: According to a survey published in the journal Clinical Rheumatology, 42% of fibromyalgia patients said their symptoms worsened after eating certain foods. That isn't the majority, but it is a large enough group that shouldn't be ignored.

Joy
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Sherrine
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   Posted 11/5/2013 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Nutrasweet is aspartame and that very bad for everyone. I will occasionally use products with Splenda in them since I'm diabetic but many times I just use sugar but eat very little of it. Stevia is on the rise as another sugar free product...and Truvia, too. I can see why Nutrasweet would cause you problems.

Sherrine
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manyembers
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   Posted 11/7/2013 9:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank-you Sherrine and moderators. It does help to know the history of things, and it is also a very considerate action to take time to come up with a solution, re. a thread like this. Much appreciated. :)

It is true there are many diets touted as 'it', and many opinions - sometimes it seems certain books or enthusiasts present their diet as 'THE way.' That is one thing that is unfortunate. But if we can look past how things can sometimes be packaged, and make our own judgments on things, there are great possibilities to explore to help ourselves feel better by what we eat.

Everyone is unique - no person the same - so just like medication, there is not a one size fits all. But there are some general trends, and many success stories where people have gotten tons better using diet and natural supplements. So I think that gives a lot of hope to things. And hopefully this thread will be helpful in sharing information like that with others, and bringing encouragement and support.

Have a nice day, embers

Post Edited (manyembers) : 11/7/2013 8:29:14 AM (GMT-7)


Sherrine
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   Posted 11/7/2013 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone. I do think this is working well. I have the "intro" so newbies understand where we are coming from and not get inundated with food posts. It got really bad there for awhile.

Now, I want to share something with everyone. I do try to keep an alkaline balance with what I eat. Certain food are acidic and others are alkaline. I can eat anything but try to keep it 80% alkaline and sometimes use test strips to see how I'm doing. I am doing this for osteoporosis because it helps with bone remodeling. I do not want to take the osteoporosis medications.

Anyway, I wrote in one thread yesterday how much better I'm feeling lately. I attribute it to the muscle relaxer I take since that's when the approvement started. But lately I've been doing heavy duty cleaning and am still doing fine so I just googled to see if eating more alkaline foods can help with pain...and it seems that can help. So...a little food for thought. Wanted to pass that on.

Sherrine
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Luvzminis
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   Posted 11/8/2013 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Sherrine: I've always found the alkaline versus acidic food lists interesting. I did fairly well with such foods for a while (alkaline over acidic)--then I got careless. I think I'll take another look at those food lists.

Thanks for the 'nudge.' :) I didn't know they help with pain--cool!!!
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   Posted 11/9/2013 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I was going to ask about switching to a more alkaline diet... But you've already brought the topic up, I see! So I was wondering, does anyone else have any experiences with fibromyalgia and trying an alkiline diet?

I've thought about the fact that I feel better when I eat less red meat and no wheat... And I'm wondering if maybe it's not so much the gluten as the acidity...
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Sherrine
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   Posted 11/9/2013 10:47 AM (GMT -6)   
You have to discover that for yourself because we are all so different. Try keeping a food journal and then you really can see what makes YOU feel sick.

I eat wheat products...bread, pasta....but not a lot plus I eat more alkaline foods than acidic. I do not think its good to totally eliminate any foods unless you have an intolerance to it or an allergy. I try to eat 80% alkaline and 20% acidic. There are wonderful foods that are acidic but yet are healthy for you, like meat, poultry, tomatoes, mushrooms, etc. You can google acidic foods as well as alkaline foods to help you out but the food journal would be most helpful.

Sherrine
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Post Edited (Sherrine) : 11/9/2013 9:54:28 AM (GMT-7)


Myself 09
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   Posted 11/9/2013 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I have to agree with Sherrine. The key is not whole-sale elimination, but discovering what causes your own symptoms.

A food journal is hard and a lot of work. But once you discover what it is that is making YOU feel ill, you can then effectively address the problem.

Through journal-keeping, I discovered lettuce wasn't a problem, but that light-colored beans were. I discovered that rice didn't cause nausea/vomiting and headaches, but that wheat did.
Fibromyalgia DX 2005. Ulcerative Colitis 2003, Crohn's 2013, enteropathic arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis, 2013. History of Fibro--2 out of 3 siblings diagnosed. Started SCD-June 2013. *There are three kinds of people in the world: ones who see the glass as half-full, ones who see the glass as half-empty, and others who see a big crack in the side which is leaking all over their %$#@# foot

CharmCityLady
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   Posted 11/11/2013 10:59 PM (GMT -6)   
After a food induced pain and cognitive flare tonight, I was thinking some more about the food-intolerance issue.

Perhaps the issue surrounds the FM/CFS distinction. I've read many times that food sensitivities and intolerances are associated and seen at a higher rate among the CFS/FM population, but I'm wondering if its more so an issue for people with more of the CFS symptoms than those with just the classic FM indicators. I have lots of links to support the idea that food intolerance is associated with CFS, at least to suggest that patients themselves complain of them even if doctors have not been able to sort out exactly why, or how to fix it. Some of these are reputable sources sources:

chronicfatigue.about.com/b/2012/11/19/dealing-with-food-sensitivities-during-the-holidays.htm

www.cfids.org/archives/1998/pre-1999-article01.asp

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_intolerance


The issue I see is that at this point in time, CFS and FM are very similar disorders and seem to co-exist to some degree! Some, like myself, would even consider the two disorders the same issue in some instances, although it varies person to person, and I understand that not all people with FM pain have all the CFS symptoms. My FM pain and sensitivities and my CFS are all the same disorder and I don't see them differently. If CFS and FM are associated with one another, and there is an association and link seen between CFS and food sensitivities, it seems only logical that food sensitivities could be connected to FM pain in some people. (Like me)

I ate a pizza tonight, a new type I've not yet tried. "Sicilian style with red pepper, provolone, & pearl mozzarella cheese" Sounds good, right? It was. Until about 5 minutes after, when a flood of brain fog came along accompanied by all over body stringing pain. My increased pain and brain fog moments so often follow meals. Lets not forget the trouble talking and word finding. Now I have stinging pain all over my body, and it feels as if a bee is stinging my muscles. It feels as if my nerves have been dipped in an acidic solution. And my tender points feels more sensitive. It feels feels like my normal FM achiness amplified by 5.

Is there a diet to "cure" me? Doubt it. But there is a diet that makes it worse.

I wonder why this is the case for me, and not others? I'm really thinking that we have different disorders, that only look similar, but in actually are caused by different issues. That's my thinking.


"fi·bro·my·al·gia
ˌfībrōmīˈalj(ē)ə/
noun
1.
a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and tenderness in localized areas."

^Surely that's such a vague umbrella of a definition that could encompass multiple issues.

Basically - all over pain and cognitive issues. So many things could cause this, is my thinking.

In my case, one is food. Maybe not most of you. But me.

Post Edited (CharmCityLady) : 11/11/2013 10:07:21 PM (GMT-7)


Acheybody
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   Posted 11/12/2013 12:46 AM (GMT -6)   
CCLady - Very well could be. There's so much they don't know. My doctor always reminds me, "We don't really know how the body works....we're just guessing."  He's honest, and I appreciate that.
 
I hope you're feeling better by now!

Debbie
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stinky634
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   Posted 11/12/2013 2:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for at least letting us have this thread. Good May not work for everyone, but it does for some, just like certain medications, exercise, etc may it may not work for certain people. It's nice to at least have the option of being able to help someone who may not react well to Meds and is looking for help beyond that.
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CharmCityLady
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   Posted 11/12/2013 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes thanks Acheybody. I was feeling better this morning and had a good day at work. :)

Thanks for reading my thoughts. I was just bouncing some ideas around about why some of us may differ, symptoms and treatment wise. :)
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