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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Anyone else with Fibromyalgia?

Any diet specific info that helps relieve symptoms? Or things that have worked for you? I've had a really bad month. I do gentle yoga, my knees were so bad I stopped doing the elliptical which was instant 8 lbs back. I was diagnosed maybe a year ago, I think I've had it since I was a kid...being told it was growing pains (Stopped growing at 10!) ...I just feel cruddy, this stinks
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 10:24 PM
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I don't have it, though I do have something somewhat similar, so I know how much it sucks to feel like a 90 year old from time to time. A cat forum isn't going to be that helpful, I think. My best advice is to visit a rheumatologist and to visit forums specifically for fibromyalgia. I hope you can go into a remission!


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lol I'm aware...just thought i'd see if anyone around had thoughts...
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and why didn't I think of fibro forums? Sheesh
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Well, an improved diet helps everyone, usually! No refined white flour, no sugar, no red meat! And if more radical diet seems necessary, no dairy, no gluten (i.e. alternative grains or rice only), no soy. Hubby is trying to recover from fluoride poisoning /adverse drug reaction with severe long-term effects (symptoms like fibro or MS), and this diet is helping a lot.

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I have had CFS since 1997, and developed FM somewhere along the line, but was just diagnosed in September of this year.

http://www.facebook.com/FibroNetwork This is a nice FM group which was started by the Fibromyalgia Network. The FM Network is a nonprofit orgnaization thta provides support and information to our community. I have learned a lot from both the Facebook page and the website. The Facebook page is great because people are posting new things all the time and you get to see what they are dealing with, as well as what works/doesn't work for them.

Having FM can be so frustrating. For me daily stretching and gentle exercises help tremendously. I do not do well with aerobic exercises. They seem to throw me into a flare if I do more than 5 or 10 minutes on a machine.

If you need more info feel free to PM me.


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Thanks everyone (Fran, hope you hubs recovers sooner then later. poor guy) .
Leazie, I hear they go hand in hand. My Grandmother had CFS while raising me as a teenager. I know it's tough. Thanks for the info/page. I've been trying to do regular stretching. Gentle yoga 3 times a week...which lately has been really tough to get through, but it helps none the less. I've been looking at some forums today...and ya know what...I have more symptoms then I realized (didn't know they were related). such is life...
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Some linkage: www.fibrocenter.com
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My sister has it. My heart goes out to you. She does water aerobics to strtch and exercise. Her kitties are a great comfort to her.


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My sister has it. My heart goes out to you. She does water aerobics to strtch and exercise. Her kitties are a great comfort to her.
Kitties are always a great comfort!
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