Fibromyalgia and nutrition

Common Questions and Answers about Fibromyalgia and nutrition


Avatar m tn The symptoms of fibromyalgia are aggravated due to poor sleep, high stress, and poor nutrition .There is no single cure for fibromyalgia. Firstly I will advise you to take a good sleep. Take plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet. Drink plenty of water every day. Avoid processed foods like white bread, junk food etc. and have whole grain foods. Exercise daily for 30-40 minutes. It will help in burning your calories and alleviating depressive symptoms if any.
Avatar n tn I do notice that certain symptoms for me really show up during times of stress and oddly enough the winter season. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia years ago and it has some similar symptoms. Baby keeping you up?
Avatar m tn Any thoughts on nutrition and holistic treatments I might try. I am on Medi-Care, so I doubt they will fund interferon. Anyway, I was on interferon in 2002. After six months, my doctor stopped treatment, He said it wasn't having the effect he had hoped for. Any thoughts will be sincerely received.
Avatar f tn Alternative treatment for fibromyalgia include exercise (non-aerobic), nutrition, stress, massage, acupuncture, soft tissue manipulation, Pilate's and Yoga and those types of non traditional medicine are considered beneficial for some Fibro ppl. For others they feel traditional medicine offers a more beneficial approach such as medications, PT and Pain Management Therapist. And for still others a combination of the two seem to provide the most relief.
4437322 tn?1354574957 ( I was surprised at how much energy I had and less pain ( distraction maybe?) when I had a PT job. Nutrition is SO important, too. Doing Gluten free... big help with digestive issues and tons of vitamins and supplements. Lots of good info out there! God Bless...
216278 tn?1308864682 My husband and I are ready to start thinking about having a baby, but there is hardly ANY information about Fibromyalgia and Pregnancy out there. Studies are showing that it seems that it IS harder for Fibro patients to get pregnant. However, there are a lot of women with Fibro reporting that they never had that problem. I found some really great info. on the National Fibromyalgia Association's website: .
Avatar f tn I've been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia (as well as other illnesses--degenerative bone and joint disease, etc) and am in constant pain. I've been unable to work for the past 8 or 9 years (can't sit, stand, walk for long periods of time). Since leaving work, my friend-base has dwindled. With that being said, my (former) husband felt I was "holding him back from enjoying his life" and left 6 years ago. I focused on raising our son, which kept me focused on a daily basis.
182493 tn?1348056515 It does not take into account our genetic variability…we respond to treatment in different ways…not just through biochemistry, but also on the emotional and spiritual levels. For the last 4 years I’ve been using nutrition—Intravenous and oral—to rebuild and repair the biochemistry pathways in the body and mind.
182493 tn?1348056515 For the last 4 years I’ve been using nutrition—Intravenous and oral—to rebuild and repair the biochemistry pathways in the body and mind. Over four years experience —this includes heroin, and all other street drugs, alcohol, and prescription medications--has taught me that natural detox works 100 times better than detox formulated and predicated by the use of other mind altering chemicals.
Avatar f tn I have both Fibromyalgia and Sarcoidosis. When I was first diagnosed with Sarcoidosis, the doctor put me on Prednisone and it went into remission. In the past month I have been having trouble breathing so my doctor put me back on them for 1 month. I think I have 3 days left. Question is.. Does prednisone help with fibromyalgia too?
Avatar f tn The symptoms lesson with great excercise and proper supplement and nutrition, the lesson even more when I avoid caffeine and I practice martial arts. Trust me, I am admit freely that I have great empathy for your pain. I wish you the best of luck. by the by, yes, CD can cause joint pain, constipation, muscle soreness. But there is hope.
Avatar f tn Hi, as a fibromyalgia sufferer myself most of your symptoms do sound like fibromyalgia, however as it is part of an auto immune disease spectrum you need to eliminate MS, Lupus and Kidney problems. Vitamin D deficiency is common with fibromyalgia and kidney failure. My Vitamin D deficiency is caused by kidney failure and I take Adcal daily to replace what my body doesn't absorb. A side effect of VitD deficiency is bone pain, mild to severe.
1069644 tn?1276932463 Some people are able to overcome much of the pain and live symptom free for many years by using good management techniques, which can include nutrition, medication and exercise programs, while others may not improve using these same processes. FM patients also may live with co-occurring conditions such as Lyme disease, Degenerative Spinal Conditions, Rheumatoid Arthritis or Lupus just to name a few as well. These aspects definitely have an impact on Fibromyalgia.
Avatar f tn Unfortunately, very few physicians know anything about supplementation and nutrition. So CFS patients are often told by their primary care physician that we need to find another physician, preferably one who practices in alternative medicine. At least with fibro patients there are prescriptions now available, but I also believe that supplements and alternative medicine are very important for people who have fibromyaglia. I know the leading CFS/fibro experts seem to agree.
Avatar f tn I would have to say that your situation definitely sounds like Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue.... this is a horrible disease that can wreak havoc on your life, as you have discovered! Do some research on Rheumatologist in your area that may specialize in Fibro or if not in your area start researching various websites that offer lots of information regarding diet and nutrition. I am a firm believer in using vitamin and mineral supplements, along with diet and exercise.
Avatar n tn After that came the Chronic Fatigue Symdrome, Candidiasis, diverticulitis and finally the Fibromyalgia and Myofacial Pain Symdrome, not that the others disappeared. I mention all these because more and more it seems they are all tied together somehow.
Avatar n tn Your life will start improving dramatically when you start paying attention to every little detail. Diet and nutrition, use of safer cosmetics and soaps, avoidance /elimination of all stressful situations, proper breathing (breathing retraining), daily activity/exercise, meditation, etc. IwillDoThis offered some valuable suggestions also. Fibro can be reversed! It's not easy, but definitely worth trying. Have you checked for HyperThyroidism in regards to your weight loss?
1550149 tn?1340004330 last forever has gone the way of the rotary phone too. Arthritis, tendonitis and fibromyalgia are not death sentences. They're merely Latin terms, combined with fancy medical English phraseologies, for pains doctors don't understand and conditions for which they have no effective treatment.
136956 tn?1425609872 However, the reality is that this is a support forum and people at one time or another, are going to need support. Both fibromyalgia and CFS can make you disabled. In addition, both of these diseases aren't recognized by many people and there is no treatment. (although the MP may change all of that... there are many success stories) Therefore, most people who have CFS or fibro feel isolated. That is why we are all here... supporting one another.
975514 tn?1325001538 In addition to the community here, MedHelp also offers tools to help you and your doctor in your road to wellness. Fibromyalgia and CFS can be so intricate and can have so many different symptoms. Due to this, it is very helpful that MedHelp offers health trackers for us to utilize. We can track our progress and especially our flare ups. Below are just a few trackers that I find useful. • CFS/FMS Tracker - • Pain Tracker - http://www.medhelp.
Avatar f tn I have been dx with fibromyalgia about 3 mths ago. I am self employed and this is really affecting my work! Need anyones opinions or comments.
1559533 tn?1308952161 I also have Hashimoto's, Reynaud's and fibromyalgia. I was on prednisone for a year, did not like the weight gain. I know that some people experience side effects, but I have not. The plaquenil keeps my autoimmune issues mostly under control, I don't even want to contemplate life without plaquenil.
Avatar f tn I would like to have a good nutrition intake so that I can be as healthy as possible so that I can manage my Fibromyalgia. I have tested anemic and hypoglycemic in the past but I have been at good levels lately. I take Shaklee daily vitamins whenever I can afford it. I drink 2 cups a coffee a day which helps the fatigue but seems to increase my pain symptoms, muscles seem tighter. I seem to have a slight dye allergy, specifically to red and yellow drinks.
Avatar n tn It is difficult to tell if your symptoms are due to anxiety or medications that you are taking because both have somewhat similar symptoms. Other possibilities include fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. A rightly mentioned magnesium deficiency can also cause muscle twitching. Please discuss this with your prescribing doctor. Make sure you are physically active and do some breathing exercises every day. Take care!
Avatar n tn Hi. The tumor was 1.1 cm. I did the interferon for Hepatitis C. I knew I was positive for 10 years but was afraid to do that horrible toxic treatment. I was finally talked into it by my doctor as I had the genotype that clears the virus. As it turned out I am virus-free but I believe the interferon lowered my immune system resistance and it caused my cancer. The treatment left me with "chemo brain" and fibromyalgia. I'm 49 and before that I was a vibrant, healthy person.
Avatar m tn 6 nmol/l)) I had to take a Vitamin injection this month, and I'm taking supplements and searching nutrition tips to raise my levels. I searched on the net, and I had most of the symptoms of the vitamin B12 deficiency except for the weight loss part (damn, lol) I feel much better after taking supplements and injection but I still feel a sharp pain like needles on my fingers and toes, sometimes a tingling at my thighs which are common symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency.
366811 tn?1217426272 Does this mean you should NOT take those supplements? Heck, no, it doesn't mean that at all. Good over-all health and nutrition is essential support for many body/brain issues, incuding panic. And if your body and mind are well fed and nourished and exercised, guess what? You FEEL better. And if you feel better, feel healthy, then whatever you are doing for the panic and anxiety can ONLY be more effective.
Avatar n tn This is a forum related to Fibromyalgia. Your symptoms of pain and muscle stiffness after exercise do not suggest of the condition. Fibromyalgia pain is characterized by morning stiffness whereas you are experiencing stiffness after exercise which improve on rest and you feel fine in the morning. The reasons for the muscle stiffness and pain that you are experiencing may be due to overuse of the muscles or electrolyte imbalance. The symptoms in such a condition improve after rest.