Craving Carbs?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by wordwarrior, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. wordwarrior

    wordwarrior New Member


    I have Fibro, and it's been quite painful and exhausting the last few months. I also had 1/2 of my thyroid removed and have Hashimoto's Disease. I also popped 3 ribs on left side (dislocated/slipped) and had vein troubles in my left leg (no clot thank God!).

    Will the exhaustion/pain cause me to crave carbs? I have never had this problem before...

    Please let me know-

  2. CanBrit

    CanBrit Member

    I don't know if it's Fibro or some other imbalance we have but when I'm feeling worse, I crave carbs too.

    I've heard that imbalances in the Cortisol hormone can be responsible for carb cravings. Given that many of us have hormonal/thryoid issues, it's possible that this causes it. Apparently cortisol increases in times of stress and given our pain, we're always in a high stress state.

    All the best,