fibro diet

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by hurley63, Jan 11, 2003.

  1. hurley63

    hurley63 New Member

    Hello! I have been checking out the internet on fibromyalgia,was dx'ed in Dec. what exactly is a diet for fms. How do I find out what foods that are bothering my system, do I go to an allergist?
  2. Jeanellenf

    Jeanellenf New Member

    Try to do a wheat free/gluten free diet. Let me know how it goes.
  3. tandy

    tandy New Member

    Yes the wheat free/gluten is a start.And they also say sugar is a big aggravater to us.I have done the gluten free diet for 2 months and it did help me alot.Then I sorta just slipped back into my old,bad habit of eating it again~ I will get back on it tho b/c it really did help me. I need to try the sugar free or at least cut way back!
    Sugar is bad for us anyway.(cookies,candy etc..and sugar in your coffee) I think a dietician could set you onto something.Or an allergist could help you if you have sensitivitys to certain foods. I have a problem with lactose.Makes my IBS way worse!!and I just discovered that tidbit of info last year.So I drink the lactose free milk....which is good tasting. good luck!
  4. AnnetteP

    AnnetteP New Member

    Please do a search on this board using the words "FM diet." This was discussed not so very long ago and I think I posted information on this. There was a lot of good feedback to it. Also, you can search the web with those same words and one of the first sites you will find has such a diet (I discovered that site while reading something in the library here; they had a link to the FM diet site, however I am not allowed to post that same site here..go figure! lol)

    Hope this helps,
  5. Cmurry

    Cmurry New Member

    I've been off wheat and sugar for three months. As much as i hate to admit it I'm having less pain. I also feel much clearer in the head.
  6. layinglow

    layinglow New Member

    I discussed with my fm/cfs specialist testing for allergies. He told me I could save myself heaps of money and come to the same conclusions by eliminating foods---chronicling---and reintroducing foods one at a time.

    For example....I eliminated dairy products entirely for a few weeks. Then I ate dairy products exclusively (as they were suspect) for a few days. Results were very apparent.

    Of course eliminating Sugars, refined flours etc. for good-- seems to benefit most. A low carb diet has also benefitted many. If you have candida problems there are many foods that are detrimental to that. There are lots of good resources on diet on the web. You may want to check into your pH, this seems to be another factor affecting some, and diet can improve this.
  7. hurley63

    hurley63 New Member

    Thank you so much for the info on the fm diet. I go back to the doctor this coming week and I am going to see if I could talk with the dietician also. Thanks so much!