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  1. J

    Feeling blue

    Feeling blue today. Went to gynecologist because of breast and arm pain, and she said I had fibrocystic breast disease - another list of foods to avoid. The pain is so tiring. I keep unconsciously elevating my arms a little out from my sides and now I have knots in my biceps that itch and burn...
  2. S

    Integrative Medicine and Elimination Diet

    I finally got into the Integrative Medicine practice yesterday. It was a very long, 2-hour appointment, but she covered every little nook and cranny of my health. She told me that all my conditions - fibro, IBS, GERD, rosacea - are all because of inflammation in my body. She wants me to go on...
  3. M

    alkaline diet

    Hi, I was looking for support for an alkaline diet and happened to find this board. I'm 65 and have had FM for for about 15 to 20 years. I've controlled it with acupuncture, but lately, the acupuncture has been making my nerves worse. My daughter in law suggested that i try an alkaline diet...
  4. S

    Abdominal Issues

    Seems like many of us go through various abdominal issues...pain, indigestion, IBS, etc. Just want to see if anyone else keeps track of what sets it off, or if any have had issues pre-fibro diagnosis. Maybe we can find some common ground on connecting factors. I've mentioned in other posts...
  5. R

    Food sensitivities

    Many people with FM have sensitivities to particular foods and this varies from person to person. These could be dairy products, MSG and others. The best way to find out if a given food is causing problems is to keep a 2 week food diary listing foods which one consumes and symptoms worsen...
  6. R

    High blood pressure

    High blood pressure can be caused by pain or various medications. Another common reason is overweight as some medicines lower metabolism or a poorly functional thyroid. Most fibro medicine like Cymbalta, Effexor and NSAIDS and other antidepressants also cause high blood pressure. Avoiding fatty...
  7. R

    Foods to avoid

    These are the toxic or acid forming foods. They interfere with the bodies' ability to absorb minerals and nutrients. They also make the body susceptible to fatigue and illness. These are: coffee, soda, alcohol, white sugar, salt, artificial sweeteners, processed foods and gluten. If you partake...
  8. R

    Probiotics ameliorate fibromyalgia

    Probiotics are found in most natural foods even in vegetables but they are affected by processing and cooking. People with fibro are under constant medication including antibiotics which affect the microbial flora in the gut. These gastrointestinal issues contribute to fibro. Good sources of...
  9. G

    What worked for us

    I have no financial ties to any products mentioned here, and no association other than being a member, with any websites that I may mention. If I mention them, it is only because I, as a mother of a child diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, CRPS and CFS/ME, have found them to be helpful. My...
  10. G

    What worked for me

    Full disclosure. I have no financial ties to any products mentioned here, and no association other than being a member, with any websites that I may mention. If I mention them, it is only because I, as a mother of a child diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, CRPS and CFS/ME, have found them to be...
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