You Have Been Diagnosed With Fibromyalgia Now What?
Have you been diagnosed with fibromyalgia or are experiencing some signs of this disease? Just what is fibromyalgia? These are very important questions that need to be answered since many Americans may have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia or show some the symptoms or signs of this disease.
The gluten free diet and fibromyalgia will help you to discover which foods you need to avoid if you show signs or have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia.
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Fibromyalgia (FM or FMS) is a medical disorder characterized by three main things: widespread pain, sleep problems, and fatigue. Fibromyalgia symptoms are not just restricted to pain, leading to the use of the alternative term fibromyalgia syndrome for the condition. Some people may show some of the following symptoms:
- Debilitating fatigue
- Sleep disturbance
- Joint stiffness
- Difficulty with swallowing
- Bowel and bladder abnormalities
- Numbness and tingling
- Cognitive dysfunction
Fibromyalgia can also hide an auto immune condition known as hashimotos that most physicians do not detect because a special test must be done to diagnose people with this condition.
Fibromyalgia can be broken down into three legs widespread pain, fatigue, sleeping problems, and each one is described below.
Do you have brain fog? Do you feel pain all over your body or in multiple areas? Do you have memory loss? Do you have difficulty in staying focused? In the morning, you do not want to get out of bed? If you experience any of these symptoms you may have the first leg of fibromyalgia.
Some signs of fatigue are:
- Feeling exhausted
- Feeling tired
- No strength
- Difficulty in contracting your muscles
If you should experience any of the above symptoms, you may have the second leg of fibromyalgia.
You have the third leg of fibromyalgia if you experience any of the following:
- Do not get rem sleep
- When you wake up in the morning you do not feel rested
- Have problems in getting to sleep
You have fibromyalgia if you experience all three of these symptoms on a regular basis. Consult your doctor or physician if you are currently suffering from any of these symptoms if you have not already done so.
If you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia or appear to be experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, you can do some preventive maintenance to see if your body has a reaction either for the better or not. If you suspect that you may have any of the above symptoms, try avoiding some of the following foods from your diet:
- Aspartame (Sweetener) all forms including sucralose and saccharin
- MSG (Monosodium glutamate)
- Sugar, Fructose
- Caffeine (instant coffee, tea, soda pop)
- Gluten (barley, rye and wheat products)
- Dairy or Casein (All dairy products)
- Soy Protein
- Yeast (Brewers and Bakers)
Each person will experience different reactions to the foods being avoided mentioned above. If you should be experiencing any of the symptoms of fibromyalgia, start by avoiding:
- gluten (all grains),
- and soy protein.
As you begin eliminating these three food types from your diet, see how your body is reacting by not eating them. Are you feeling less fatigued? Are you sleeping any better? Are your bowel movements improving? All these symptoms can be observed. If you notice any improvement, then continue to stay off the foods you’ve eliminated.
The next food to avoid is sugar. This one will be the most difficult because you may experience some withdrawal symptoms to sugar as your body detox’s.
The next foods to remove are caffeine, MSG, and aspartame in that order. Some individuals can avoid all of these items at once while others will need to work at it. The bottom line here is that all eight of these food items should be avoided and the sooner the better.
Most people as they begin removing one or more of the above foods may experience some improvement in their health. You may experience better sleeping, have less fatigue, and finally have less pain and all this can be observed. Over time, you should see signs of improvement of your overall health.
However, each person’s body will have a different reaction to the elimination of the foods mentioned. Some will experience great results very quickly while others may have to do more than what is mentioned here.
Eat The Following Foods
- Foods Rich in Vitamin D (tuna, salmon, swordfish, milk, eggs, sun)
- Foods Rich in Magnesium (beans, leafy greens like kale and spinach, lentils, almonds, pumpkin seeds, avocados, bananas, dark chocolate, fatty fish)
- Foods Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids (salmon, walnuts, flax and chia seeds)
- Foods High in Antioxidants (fruits, vegetables, berries, sweet peppers, carrots, beets, kale, spinach)
By eating more of the above foods you may experience less pain and a reduction in stress and other symptoms. These foods will make you healthier which is best thing you can do for your body if you have any form of fibromyalgia.
If you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia or showing some of the signs now you know what are some of the possible root causes of this disease. You also know what you can do to improve your condition by avoiding certain types of foods.
Some people may show signs of this disease but may not even know it. However, if you suspect that you may be showing some of the signs of fibromyalgia you can begin to take some corrective action by avoiding gluten, dairy and soy protein. Always consult with your physician to let them know about your health status.
Now you can shop for excellent books about fibromyalgia from doctors and individuals who actually had the disease and how they treated it and what foods they eat to help them live a some what normal life.
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