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   Posted 5/19/2010 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,  I have a question.  Does diet play a big role in how you feel?  My diet isn't that great and I am working on it but wonder if I can make myself feel better by eatting better.  Should I also be taking supplements such as multivitamins as well?  What do you take?  Thanks,
PS I did have a bad day yesterday and don't want to experience it anytime soon.  I have been super busy the last week and a half.  I think that made me feel yucky.  Thanks

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   Posted 5/19/2010 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I think diet plays a big part in how anyone feels. We eat very healthily (most of the time) in my house and when I eat something on the run like fast food or greasy food I definately do not feel so hot. I would certainly eat a healthier diet but don't expect results overnight.
Denise from Pittsburgh, Pa
 ***diagnosis: high blood pressure, gastritis, fibromyalgia, hepatitis (SVR),  disc problems in neck, depression, anxiety & stress
 ***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,

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   Posted 5/19/2010 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   
A change in my diet has made a differance for the good. I have cut back on my sugar and
salt intake and increased my protein. I have lost some weight and have more energy. It
hasn't stopped me from flaring but I'm feeling better. I always take a muti-vitamin, calcium,
vitamin D and vitamin B12 daily. Diet and exercise are important when you have health issues.

Have a wonderful day! 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

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   Posted 5/19/2010 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm trying a gluten-free diet (as of 2 days ago) so we'll see. My stomach never feels right, and I eat more "healthfully" than anyone I know - always have! But maybe it hasn't been so healthy for me.
    Diagnosed: 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
    Meds: Nortriptyline, Clonazepam, Darvocet as needed
    Multivitamins, l-lysine, probiotics, magnesium, malic acid, calcium + vit. D, vit. C
    Chiropractic adjustments
Be yourself.  Everyone else is already taken.

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Date Joined Apr 2010
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   Posted 5/19/2010 7:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I cut out coffee, found out in the last month that triggered a fast pulse rate which lead to other things. Now I am drinking green tea.

I eat more veggies and I take a mulitvitamin, calcium with d, vit d 3, zinc, magnisum/malate.

I also have to eat regulary, I found out if I don't eat I get real shaky and sick.

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   Posted 5/20/2010 12:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I think it plays a role in the sense that by losing some weight, I have less pressure on my hips and knees, which makes walking and sitting easier.

I haven't really noticed if there are any particular foods that my body doesn't like (my appetite is always pretty fickle), but i often feel queasy when I think of certain foods - I have real issues with certain textures or smells.

Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain (with permanent muscle damage), Femoralacetabular Impingement (CAM and Pincer), Reynauds, IBS, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (both Surgical Menopause and medication related), plus physically unable to vomit due to the Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins with a lot of scar tissue...a joy when it comes to having to give blood or get an IV started

Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT

Medications: Oxycontin, Cesamet, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril and Clonidine plus Laxaday, Vitamin D and a Multi-Vitamin daily

Regular Member

Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 447
   Posted 5/20/2010 11:42 AM (GMT -7)   
For me cutting out sugar, coffee and soft drinks and all swet foods have made huge difference in my pain levels.


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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 439
   Posted 5/20/2010 12:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I think diet plays a big part in everyone's overall health. Give it a chance. Eat healthy for a while and see how it makes you feel.
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