Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, back problems, hypothyroidism.
Hey Danielle - Good for you! I need to get back on the wagon myself. I have "quit" sugar many times over the years. M&M's are still not allowed in my house! (I have no control - I swear there is a pharmaceutical of the addictive kind in them). I experienced exactly what you described. First the headache, then the cravings going away, and then feeling a whole lot better. My problem has always been at the point where I decide I can have just a bite or whatever small amount seems "harmless". Sugar must truly be addicting - because after that first bite - I don't care how small it is - or how long it's been -the cravings eventually returned for me.....and then I fall off the wagon.
I quit smoking 25 years ago. I tried many times before actually succeeding. I know without question if I smoked a cigarette now ( despite hating the smell, smoke, etc.) I would soon be looking for the next one. I guess I have a very "addictive personality" whatever that is. I say it's more about physiology. At any rate.....keep up the good work, and be wary of high carbs, alcohol, or anything containing sugar for as long as you possibly can. I think the longest I ever went was 2 mos. Then it was summer and ice cream suddenly seemed like a good idea.
You've inspired me...think I'll give it a go again. Just ate my last Hershey Nugget with almond anyway. Stay strong!
I had the same type of reactions that you have had while eliminating things from my body. I only allow myself to use the real sugar, not splenda or nutri sweet or anything. Even then, I try to not consume very much. I noticed that once I made an effort to cut out the aspartame, I felt SOO much better. Who knew that Crystal Light made me feel so bad. Once I found out about the Fibro, I read up on diets and what has helped people and I gave up coffee and just about all caffiene. The only time i get it is a little bit of chocolate. I also gave up carbonation. I have recently found out that I am gluten sensitive and have really worked at staying on the Gluten Free diet. It is challenging, but I feel so much better because of it.
Everything you have gone through with the headache and the decreased cravings sounds pretty normal. Keep up the good work!!
I have: Fibromyalgia, MECFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, depression, TMJ,
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