I eliminated gluten and had an immediate improvement... so much so that I hoped it had been the source of much of my pain and that they had been wrong about the fibro diagnosis. But I was also having a lot of digestive symptoms which was the reason I tried the elimination diet. I had felt constantly nauseated for over 6 months, and when I eliminated gluten it was gone within 48 hours, and much of my pain gradually retreated over a month or so. I go through pain cycles now, but when the added physical symptoms of gluten intolerance were removed, it made my fibro symptoms much more bearable. And I think that they symptoms of gluten intolerance and fibro overlapped for me as well...fatigue, joint aches and pains, etc. At least now I am only dealing with pain from one source. So for me, the pain relief is worth the hassle of following a gluten free diet (which is naturally carb restrictive if you don't add lots of processed foods back in). And I dropped 20 lbs too, which was an added benefit.
But unless you have reactions that you can directly tie to certain foods by, say, keeping a food diary, it is not likely to be something you will be able to stick with. But then again, there is no harm to your health to try. I have been gluten free for 15 months now, and won't go back for anything. But that is just my experience. I certainly would not come here and claim gluten free to be some kind of miracle just because of my experience, but I felt so awful at the time that I was willing to do almost anything to relieve the misery.
Fibromyalgia, High BP, Migraines, Cervical radiculopathy