I just want to say that yes, getting down to a healthy weight is a good idea for anybody but, as Jeannie said, it won't get rid of the Fibro itself. I'm the same weight I've been for 30 years but I'm in chronic pain. I'm glad that a weight problem is one I don't have, but I do get tired of some people assuming that since I'm not overweight, I have nothing to complain about (I'm thinking of women in the therapy pool I used to go to, who would look at me with irritation and say, when I told them how bad I was feeling, "Why? You're skinny.") So what?? Actually I'm not skinny, my weight is normal. But I can't do situps, so I look like I could be 5 months pregnant. I have bad posture because it hurts to put my shoulders back, I wear baggy, shapeless clothes because anything else hurts, I'm always cold (so the therapy pool didn't work - too hard to get out of the water - made my muscles spasm. Can't wear most jewelry for the same reason.) I can't enjoy food that much because I get full so quickly...why, I don't know.
I guess we just always want what we don't have - when I was a teenager I did have to fight the weight fight and could eat like a horse - and now I wouldn't mind being more that way again! Thanks for letting me vent!
Diagnosed: Fibromyalgia, Meniere's, elevated liver enzymes (why?), keloid scar tissue (from burn) on back, arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, IBS, migraine
Meds: Nortriptyline, Clonazepam, Darvocet as needed
multivitamins, l-lysine, probiotics, magnesium, malic acid, calcium + vit. D, vit. C