Would a change of diet help?

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Would a change of diet help?

Postby sallanne » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:46 pm

This site http://www.wildeaboutsteroids.co.uk/fatretention.html has a lot to say about amitriptylene. I am taking it for fibromyalgia and have decided to try no salt in my diet to see if the pains stop. I am quite near to losing the use of my left arm, and the pains are seeping to new areas, all of them joint or muscle areas. Pain certainly concentrated the mind on what will work to get rid of it. No sign of anything in the blood. They are also offering stem cell treatment at clinics in eastern europe but that is way outside of my price range. Have stopped taking salt for one week now, no recognisable improvement yet.
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Re: Would a change of diet help?

Postby loubie » Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:41 am

i just eat what i wont as have tried over the years all sorts of changes in my diet for my IBS
but nothing has worked for me.
but we are all different so it might work for you
hope you find a difference soon :hugs:
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Re: Would a change of diet help?

Postby LinzWorld » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:43 am

That looks like a very dodgy website TBH. And going abroad for unregulated, untested treatments is extremely dangerous. If you have any money to spend on treatment, I'd spend it on more proven and safe treatments, such as seeing a Fibro specialist privately, having proper tests done privately, getting regular physio and/or specialist massage, or joining a leisure centre.

Eating a healthy diet, low in salt, processed foods and artificial additives, plus relatively low GI with plenty of low-fat protein sources, is good for anyone. Quite a few people with Fibro find that they benefit from a lower-GI diet to avoid blood sugar crashes contributing to fatigue and pain.

Also, if you have any food intolerances, they can appear to make your Fibro worse by adding more fatigue, pain and cognitive difficulties.

Food and eating habits can also be used to good effect with IBS - the website http://www.helpforibs.com has good info or try the book 'IBS: The First Year' by Heather Van Vorous (it's all logical, science based suggestions on how and what to eat for IBS, not a faddy diet).

Other than that though, there isn't a known diet to help FIbro. Some people find certain things helpful, but that is usually because of the one of the reasons above (healthier diet generally, food intolerances or IBS).
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