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almost medfree
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   Posted 12/4/2015 12:18 PM (GMT -7)   
We're all so different in what we crave and if we have any interest in hearing which foods we should possibly stay away from.

Since I only do over the counter meds because that's all that I can tolerate and the only meds that help me, I want to know which foods I should possibly stay away from to help my health issues--so I won't possibly suffer. I'm my own best detective.

Sherrine, interesting that you crave ice cream with fruit and whipped cream. I crave my nightly guacamole with white bean chips. This isn't the healthiest option either.

Yes, everything in moderation can be a good idea for some . . . it's much better than not being moderate.

I know what you mean, Luv, the older I get the more I can't tolerate sugar. It's great that you can do just a few bites. I find that if I have a few bites, I would go back to craving sugar. So I don't miss it too much.

We're all so different and we're interesting.

Thanks for your replies.
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   Posted 12/5/2015 4:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes...we certainly are all different. I have had fibro for at least 25 years and never noticed even once that food triggered a flare, nor has any food I ate made the pain worse. Eating a healthy diet for overall good health is common sense but at my age I don't intend to limit the things I enjoy for fear of an extra ache or pain. That's just me.

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   Posted 12/5/2015 4:33 AM (GMT -7)   
That's great, vestibula. It's nice to make people aware who might be sensitive to certain foods.

I sometimes wonder if I have HASHIMOTOS AUTOIMMUNE THYROIDITIS. I would post a link for this, but the website I found to be most helpful is a blog and I don't think it's okay to post a link to a blog in Healing Well.

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Sherrine
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   Posted 12/5/2015 5:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Here is an article about meatless diets and how it can possibly affect your mental health.

philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2015/12/04/research-points-to-mental-health-risks-associated-with-meatless-diet/

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   Posted 12/5/2015 12:26 PM (GMT -7)   
That's interesting Sherrine. I was reading an article yesterday (AARP??) that warned people about this new trend to eliminate sugar and carbs from their diet...said that these foods are necessary to maintain "brain health"...like with focus and energy. Children who are not offered something with carbs in it for breakfast tend to poop out by lunchtime.

It's amusing to watch how the medical community changes its opinion on what is healthy and what is not, every other day. Coffee used to be a killer...now it adds years to your life. Butter is now better for you than margarine and I just heard on the news that whole milk doesn't clog your arteries!

Who knew...LOL!

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   Posted 12/5/2015 12:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Donna: That's so true!

In this day and age, especially, we sometimes have to even be wary of certain groups, organizations, health gurus, etc. considered for decades to be "experts" on health. Too often, it winds down to it just being their personal biases, opinions or agenda, or even what's popular at the moment.

Common sense--and doing our homework-- really have to be at work these days, and I think if we're trying our best to eat for health (while still enjoying our favorite treats once in a while), we can't go wrong. yeah

almost medfree: Is Hashimoto's common with fibromyalgia? I've had my thyroid checked numerous times, but the tests always come back as normal. I thought I'd heard it can be linked to fibro(??) Not sure, though.
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GrammyG
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   Posted 12/5/2015 9:43 PM (GMT -7)   
It's so interesting how unique our bodies are and how one thing will affect some but not others. Unfortunately, I am one of those people that can't eat dairy without increase Fibro pain all over. I'm not talking about a few aches and pains but BAD pain. It's just not worth it.

I don't notice any pain from eating grains but my blood sugar goes too high so I eat very little grains.

I must admit that every once in a while I will indulge knowing I'll pay for it later. :-)
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almost medfree
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   Posted 12/6/2015 3:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Sherrine, thanks for the link to the website. I've been wondering for years if vegetarians get enough protein and the right kinds. Meat wise I only eat: chicken, turkey, eggs, nuts, seeds, avocados, and fish for my protein.

Vestabula, I believe, for those who are interested in eating more healthfully, we should eat the right kinds of sugars and carbs. Vegetables are carbs, I'm not sure if all are, and whole grain carbs are healthy. White carbs are the worse. It was explained to me that they pass through the body slowly and they lack nutritious value.

When it comes to sugar, fruits have sugar. They're more healthy than refined sugars because they absorb into our bodies slower and don't spike and lower our blood sugar so dramatically.

Luv, it looks like fibromyalgia and Hashimoto's can be related. I have an appointment with my GP this month. I'm going to ask her about it. There are a lot of websites that talk about it.

Grammy, I know what you mean indulging every once in a while. I too can't tolerate any dairy. I love my almond milk.
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True happiness comes not from material gain but from what we can do for each other.

Post Edited (almost medfree) : 12/6/2015 4:23:09 AM (GMT-7)


almost medfree
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   Posted 12/12/2015 4:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone,

I wanted to know how many of you experience the following:

Every now and then my husband and I enjoy eating a yellow tomato which is supposedly low in acid.

We purchased a heirloom yellow tomato, ate it, and the following morning I had that horrible burning feeling in my esophagus. It also increased my fibro pain and it was so bad it affected my emotions. I felt very angry and frustrated about life and sad too. When it went away later that morning, I was back to my old appreciative self.

Does this happen to anyone else?

Thanks.
Fibromyalgia, CFS, MCS, scoliosis, herniated disks, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, sjorgens, sleep apnea, asthma, allergies, headaches. On a regiment of different supplements including sleep supplements. I eat nutritiously and perform prescribed stretches twice daily.

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True happiness comes not from material gain but from what we can do for each other.

Post Edited (almost medfree) : 12/12/2015 5:06:13 AM (GMT-7)


GrammyG
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   Posted 12/12/2015 10:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Almost Medfree

I don't have burning in my esophagus after eating some foods but my glands on both sides of my neck will get sore. I wonder if the tomatoes are too high acid and you are getting acid reflux? My mother can't eat any nightshade without getting heartburn. green peppers will do it to me.
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almost medfree
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   Posted 12/13/2015 4:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Grammy,

Yes, I do have acid reflux but I feel the need to test tomatoes now and then because I love them. Interesting that both sides of your neck get sore.

Thanks for sharing.
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True happiness comes not from material gain but from what we can do for each other.

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   Posted 12/13/2015 7:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Almost Medfree,
I understand. I've done the same thing with milk and then was so sorry because it increased my pain a lot. But, now I know. :-)
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   Posted 1/9/2016 4:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I saw this article this morning and I thought it might be beneficial to post. Yes, Dr. Mercola can be controversial, but some of his articles can be really helpful


Have a great day.

Almost, I had to take the link out because it was so long that it was expanding all the posts on this page and you could barely read them.m thanks for understanding.

Post Edited By Moderator (Sherrine) : 2/4/2016 6:54:57 AM (GMT-7)


GrammyG
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   Posted 1/9/2016 10:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I appreciate Dr. Mercola. Thanks so much! I will read the article.

How are you feeling? Does your pain increase in the winter? What are you
using these days?

Needed to increase the Gabapentin back to 600 mg. at night with either Benadryl one night or
a muscle relaxer the next. I really hate taking medication but I can't sleep otherwise because
of the pain or 'buzzing'. It could be so much worst. I need to be thankful I'm getting help.
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almost medfree
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   Posted 1/10/2016 4:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Grammy, you're welcome.

My husband and I closed on our house on the other side of town away from the asphalt plant. The air is much fresher. We're slowly moving in and the furniture will be moved later this week. It's nice to open the windows again.

I've noticed, Grammy, that if I go into an area with mold or chemicals, like yesterday into a Lowe's store, I have more trouble falling asleep because I'm more sore, I urinate more frequently (like 5 times in one hour), and my heart's beating out of my chest. I also take Benedryl at night along with Advil and my sleep supplements which are melatonin and L-theanine.

We moved to Florida. No more winters for me. I hope where you live isn't too hard on you. How are you doing?
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   Posted 1/10/2016 8:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad you were able to find a healthier place to live and WARMER! Wonderful! Interesting about the chemicals. I've read that is common with Fibro sufferers. I haven't noticed a problem personally.

I'm doing pretty good. Doing a lot of research to figure out if I should eliminate coconut and pumpkin seeds from my diet temporarily to see if there is any change in my symptoms. I would LOVE to get off the Gabapentin. I'm not having problems with it but I know any medication has it's side effects.

I woke up with a specific pain in my back and wondered if it was a trigger point ? So, I used a tennis ball to work on it today and it's so much better. Thanks for asking.

How are you doing?
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   Posted 2/4/2016 12:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Medfree
I was wondering how you tell if a food is causing problems with your Fibro? What would the symptoms be?
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   Posted 2/4/2016 5:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Booklvr posted this...

So today I came across this clinical study that was published in 2014,

Fibromyalgia and non-celiac gluten sensitivity: a description with remission of fibromyalgia

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4209093/

It was done by researchers in Spain. It was a small test group but they followed people for 16 months and reported that some had remission of fibromyalgia after eliminating gluten from their diets.

Has anyone read this study or talked about it with their doctor? i'm sharing it with my doc to see what he says. Honestly, I don't want to get my hopes up on yet another potential treatment that doesn't work.

I know a lot of people out there believe in holistic remedies. No offense to anyone but I am only interested in clinical medical information.

If you know of a further study done since the time of the one in Spain, please pass it along. I feel like I am at the end of the internet with my search!
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   Posted 2/4/2016 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Grammy G,
As far as I know the best way to tell if you are having trouble with a particular food is going on an elimination diet. Eliminate the suspected food for 2-3 weeks and see if you have any improvement. If not, add the food slowly back into your diet and see if it makes things worse.

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   Posted 2/5/2016 2:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you to both of you for your response.

My diet is already very limited so I dont want to cut out anything else unless I know it is causing problems. That is why I had asked Medfree what her symptoms were when she ate a certain foods.
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   Posted 2/5/2016 5:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry to hear about your limited diet Grammy. Maybe Medfree has some more information to offer, but food sensitivities and intolerances usually manifest differently in different people. The advice that most allergists will give is to eliminate a food, usually starting with the top 8 allergens, and see if your symptoms get better. Maybe in your situation you could do one at a time. A functional medicine practitioner may be willing to run an IgG blood test to test for sensitivities, but the accuracy is hit or miss. Elimination is the gold standard.

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   Posted 2/5/2016 8:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Countingstarsx,
My Dr. did run an IgG blood test and nothing showed up. I did an Alcat test and had moderate food intolerances. I need to just bite the bullet and do an elimination diet. Me thinks me will wait until after the Super Bowl! LOL!!

Thank you, Tiger Tale. I do plan on reading the article. Thanks for posting it.
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   Posted 2/7/2016 11:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Tiger Tales. Thanks for posting that link. I have been a pescatarian for almost a year. I would go fully vegetarian and maybe vegan but my doctor said that my health condition won't tolerate it.

So I eat mainly a vegetarian diet but some seafood too. I also eat dairy and eggs (free range). I haven't had any differences with the fibro due to my diet. I stopped eating meat because I don't want to eat animals any more. It wasn't recommended for any health condition. My autoimmune issues are why I have to still eat fish and dairy.

Are you considering trying a vegan diet?
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   Posted 2/8/2016 2:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Booklvr... May I ask how long you have been eating this way? I also wondered why your doctor recommended you not go vegetarian? How did he think it would affect your health poorly?
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   Posted 2/8/2016 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Grammy G. I've been pescatarian since April of last year.

I have an autoimmune disease called Pernicious Anemia. It means that my body doesn't absorb B12 and I am deficient in that. I get a shot monthly but even so I have to ensure that my diet is well balanced. Being fully vegetarian could accomplish this, however it is risky. The risk outweighs the reward.

If you aren't aware, lack of B12 is actually a serious condition. Before we had good tech on it people used to die from this. B12 is responsible for many body functions. Now, people with Pernicious Anemia get an injection once per month in order to stabilize.
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