Extreme Weakness: new symptom...due to diet changes??

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by jane32, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. jane32

    jane32 New Member

    I had this almost lead feeling now for a week. I feel like I need to crawl out of bed and lifting a fork causes strain. I had this when I first got sick but it did go away for the most part. The only time I would get it back is if I did too much but if I laid down for an hr. it went away.

    I started the LEAP elimination diet 3 1/2 weeks ago. I felt great the first week, then I had a few days with headaches to be expected since I eliminated sugar and then I began to add things back in but no symptoms right away. I didn't add anything in that would cause this though.

    Do you think my body could still be detoxing?

    I just can not stand this feeling. My body feels very heavy and I can not do the things I was doing before. Gosh I am so upset b/c I was doing so well with everything else.
  2. jane32

    jane32 New Member

    Hmm..I went back through my diet and added bread 1 week and a half ago that has gluten in it. I never had problems with it in the past and it not one of my reactive foods. ...meaning that I did not test positive for it. Do you think CFS could have changed my whole body network and after avoiding it for a few weeks then adding it back in it gave me this pain lead feeling?

    I hope that is not it I loved having bread again. The bread is yeast free spelt and kamut bread but it does have gluten.
  3. Kim

    Kim New Member

    Why not try some gluten-free bread?
  4. Michelle_NZ

    Michelle_NZ New Member

    I was diagnosed with CFS 2 years ago, and at the same time I became gluten intolerant. I still follow a gluten free diet now. I would try cutting it out.
  5. jane32

    jane32 New Member

    I will cut it out again and then try it again in 2 weeks.

    Kim I can not have rice or other things that make up gluten free products. I am following the leap diet and rice is not added in for me until another couple weeks but I will try it if the gluten products give me trouble again.

    I was wodnering if it may be yeast die off symptoms too since I have candida and I am no longer having sugar or yeast.
  6. kat-E

    kat-E New Member

    You eat foods that you dont normally consume for 2 weeks gluten free dairy free etc. Then one a week or so you add foods to see how you will react. It is usually best to start with veggies and fruits unless on anti candida. Then you add whole grains. etc

    IF you react to a food, then you stop eating it for 6 weeks, then try it again, if you then react to it you stop eating it for 6 months and try again. IF you still react it needs to be permanently eliminated.

    You could just be in a flare,but I would advise you go back to the beginning and start over with the elimination diet. Bread has many different ingredients, add whole foods back first.

    I find it is also best to do a rotation diet. To not eat the same foods in a 3 to 4 day period. THis cuts back on your body fighting the foods as allergens.

    Als remember to drink lots of water

    I hope this gets better for you soon
  7. karinaxx

    karinaxx New Member

    me again. i do get it to this feeling of havy lead (spelling?) in the body,( not anymore since i stay on diet consequently )
    there is two things:gluten !!!! celiac,it is an easy bloodtest, you can check under my profile under autoimmuned.
    the other thing is the liver: did you add fats, oel, to your diet again? have you been checked for any kind of hepatitis? liver values ?
    great you are making this elimination diet. difficult to get the dx right though. there is also the possibilety to check for food allergies and intolerances with a allergy specialist if you suspect, but you are not sure.

    hug karina



    [This Message was Edited on 03/24/2006]
  8. jane32

    jane32 New Member

    I did get tested with a blood test..It is called the Leap. I can have foods that are in my green zone, then there is yellow zone which I can have after 6 months then the red avoid basically forever. I get to add one new food in every three days. According to my leap test wheat and yeast are all good for me so I got to add it early and I was eating it all the time before which makes me think this may have to do with yeast.

    The bread I was having had no oils nothing but kamut or spelt and salt. I have to read ingredients on everything.

    I just was never in pain and now I have that tense muscle feeling.