New member with FIBRO, CFS and MYOFASCIAL

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by pamela, Sep 19, 2002.

  1. pamela

    pamela New Member

    I was in a really bad wreck Mar. 2000 and really messed up my right ankle, knee and wrist. I have staples in my ankle, a big bolt in my knee and did have 3 pins in my wrist. I also busted my bladder and fractured my left wrist and foot. Anyway, since the wreck I have developed MAJOR fatigue and pain. I did not understand what was going on until I finally got a job with inusrance 6 mo's ago and saw a pain specialist. They diagnosed me with fibro. Now I also understand that if I eat any form of sugar...lactose, dextrose, fructose, sucrose anything that ends with ..."ose" that it causes major fatigue and pain. Also can't have carbs and starches!!! Does this happen to anybody else? also sugar is in alot of the meds...lactose and cellulose!!! Ambien caused me major headaches!!! Relentless ones!!! Also it caused a major probelm with fatigue!!! let me know please somebody!!!!
  2. pamela

    pamela New Member

    I was in a really bad wreck Mar. 2000 and really messed up my right ankle, knee and wrist. I have staples in my ankle, a big bolt in my knee and did have 3 pins in my wrist. I also busted my bladder and fractured my left wrist and foot. Anyway, since the wreck I have developed MAJOR fatigue and pain. I did not understand what was going on until I finally got a job with inusrance 6 mo's ago and saw a pain specialist. They diagnosed me with fibro. Now I also understand that if I eat any form of sugar...lactose, dextrose, fructose, sucrose anything that ends with ..."ose" that it causes major fatigue and pain. Also can't have carbs and starches!!! Does this happen to anybody else? also sugar is in alot of the meds...lactose and cellulose!!! Ambien caused me major headaches!!! Relentless ones!!! Also it caused a major probelm with fatigue!!! let me know please somebody!!!!
  3. klutzo

    klutzo New Member

    We are glad you found us. Many of us are sensitive to various foods, esp. processed ones. Fructose tends to make Irritable Bowel Syndrome worse (IBS) and many of us have that. Sucrose is bad for everyone, even normals. Lactose intolerance is genetic....anyone whose ancestors came from anywhere but North Europe will eventually get it if they live long enough and it is not even an abnormal condition, since over 70% of the adults on earth have it. Most of us find that a high protein, low carb diet works best for us. I don't think it is so life or death that you cannot tolerate the tiny amount that might be in pill, unless you have a true allergy, which is very rare. Have you been dx'd with MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivities)? It sounds like you've been to an alternatie practitioner, am I right? I know many of them and they are all fanatic about sugars being posions that will kill you. I do not think they are wrong, just exaggerating a bit. Cut yourself some slack, as FMS is hard enough to live with, as you are finding out.
    Check out the library at this site for info, and also do a search of previous posts here for words like "sugar", "low carb diet", "high protein" ,etc. and you should find a lot more on this, as we talk about it often.
    We hope to hear from you again, Hugs,
    Klutzo
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