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Food with FM

PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:49 am
by nikkinoo
Hi everyone,

I've seen online that there are foods you should avoid if you have FM as certain foods can make you feel worse... like potatoes, peppers, tomatoes (nightshade foods), also reducing dairy and certain additives in food, and upping certain vitamins and minerals.

Has anyone cut out foods and such and found they help? I'm in 2 minds as to whether try it or not, I'm going to speak to my doctor see if she thinks it would be beneficial, but just wondered if it actually helps.

I struggle to keep my weight on (I shouldn't complain I know because lots of people would like to be able to just loose it like that) but I cant get above 9 stone, and have dropped to just under 8 1/2, which for my height (5'9) isn't good because I look really thin, I take domperidone to help my stomach empty quicker to keep food down, sometimes I'm sick after meals for no reason, sort of like my tummy just doesn't want whatever I've eaten, but could be fine with the same meal 3 days later.... Anyone else get this?

Hope your all on a good day


Re: Food with FM

PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:15 pm
by SchroedingersCat
I've tried most of the suggested cut-outs - wheat, oxylates, etc - and I don't really eat much processed food anyway, made no difference to me at all in any way shape or form, but other people do seem to get reuslts

Re: Food with FM

PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:30 pm
by *Lisa*
It maybe worth asking your GP to be refered to see a dietician.

WIth struggling to put weight on and the sickness but also trying to find foods to help reduce symptoms the dieticians maybe able to help and also monitor your weight and health and diet.

I myself am tryin a low carb diet mainly because i need to loose weight but i am finding that it reduces rib pain as i dont have any bloating and helps with my fatigue levels but sadly doesnt help with the stiffness :-?

Re: Food with FM

PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:58 pm
by nikkinoo
Thank you for your replies, will speak to go.

Schroedingerscat, at least you tried :-) I will see what they can do.

Lisa good luck with your low carb, that's good its help in some ways, not good about the stiffness...


Re: Food with FM

PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:22 am
by LizzyMac
I've tried reducing refined sugar and found that it DOES help.

I also have insulin resistance, so it was a good idea for me anyway, but I've noticed I get a little bit less pain and a LOT less fatigue since I have cut way back on sugar.

Re: Food with FM

PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:50 pm
by nikkinoo
I have to say I don't tend to have a lot of sugar but it is in some foods. Will let you know all what doc suggests.

Glad it has worked for you though and has reduced some of the pain :-)


Re: Food with FM

PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:53 am
by sara_elizabeth
I have to say that for me I have tried almost every diet on the planet and nothing changes my fibro. It is so frustrating. I would eat only cooked pears (and I would rather nibble on my toenails than eat pears!) for the rest of my life if it actually eased my fibro. My weight has been up and down (and currently I'm busting my big ole' bum to get it down again!) and my fibro doesn't change. I find the only thing that changes my disease is mostly age and stress. As I have gotten older (and been sick longer) I am more sick. To me this makes sense, medications are only so effective, if you take something for 1 year vs 10 years you are going to struggle to get the some amount of "oomph" from something because your body has a lot of immunity to it (this is JUST MY OPINION),,,so...I don't know.

I can say when I am thinner I feel better about myself (mostly just because I feel more confident and comfortable in my skin but that could be because I've only spent a small time at the extremes of my weight and most of my life at the weight I'm trying to get back to now.

I did go Paleo/Caveman/Primitive for awhile and oh my did I miss pastries and chocolate something fierce but I did feel really nice inside like my body was running quite optimally but in the end I kicked it to the curb because changing your lifestyle while your partner doesn't (and you live together) is very tough.

I will say that the best thing for my fibro is just to eat healthy and try and resist the delicious pizza/ice cream/anything that for some reason has 1000000000 calories so immediately tastes like perfection temptation that swirls around me.

I have met a lot of people who have greatly improved their fibro quality of life by going gluten free...I find with eating patterns it is something you want to try carefully and with a nutritionist/doctor [especially if you are on lots of fibro meds!] and do a trial and error method. Every body is different and reacts in a different way. I sincerely hope it works for you and keep us updated!!