Is there a diet that can help with fibromyalgia?

Written By Nurse007

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  • deb February 10, 2009, 4:50 pm

    Yes diet can help depending on the person. Lots of people who have fibro have not only hypoglycemia but also have chemical sensitivities. This can be a double whammy when dealing with food. I have found in my fibromyalgia avoiding the following things has improved my level of pain:
    AVOID:
    All forms of caffeine, carbonated drinks, foods with MSG( I get migraines from it..which are common with fibromyalgia) foods with artificial additives, anything that contains any of the sweeteners from the Aspartame family of sweeteners, and for me foods which contain added sugar or starchy foods.

    So you wonder what does that leave to eat? Basically foods as close to natural as possible. Lean meats, fruits, veggies and whole grains, low fat dairy. I drink water.

    I found that my IBS type symptoms were actually caused by a gluten intolerance.

    In my case my fibro is greatly influenced by the foods I eat. It took me several years to evolve my diet to something that works to reduce my pain. It wasn't easy giving up all that convenience but is was worth it !