Diet and Fibromyalgia
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|Fri, 05-10-2013 - 6:35am|
I know some people are/were interested in any specific foods that would help them feel better, or foods to avoid, so I searched around trying to find some answers. As I suspected, there isn't any ONE food or answer, thank you FM for being so annoying!! I have several food allergies, and have found that avoiding any and everything I'm allergic to has helped me feel a lot better. (duh, right?) Of course, it's REALLY hard to figure out what, exactly, was making me feel bad. I had two, TWO different sets of allergy tests with VERY different results, the second one being the one I am sure was accurate. I can't say why, exactly, I had such different results, but I have been on a gluten and dairy free diet for about 4 years now, and also don't/can't eat shellfish, pecans, hazlenuts, walnuts, and cruciferous veggies. This is one article I found that is helpful :
This second article gives some advice on foods to help you feel better, but I'm not going to start eating salmon, cause I hate it, and giving up caffiene is never going to happen, thank you very much. I think a diet that is healthy overall, and includes things you love to eat, is a good start. Keeping a journal, trying an elimination diet, or getting tested for allergies or celiac are also good ideas. Get tested for vitamin deficiencies, too. You could be anemic or very low on vitamin D and not realize it.