Hello! Im sorry to here about your diagnosis :/ but you'll make it through just like the rest of us! In my struggle against fibromyalgia ive found that diet is the key to relief for me and id like to share list of foods to eat and not to eat, based on your symptoms! I hope i can help!
What to Eat
Lots of fresh, local fruits and veggies, especially the veggies.
They are high in fiber, and are also rich in vitamins, minerals,
antioxidants, and phytochemicals.
Good lean proteins, like fish, chicken, and lean grass fed beef.
These foods that are high in protein, serve our bodies in that they help repair muscle tissue.
Probiotics; yogurts, and other fermented foods.
These replenish positive flora in the stomach remedying symptoms of leaky gut syndrome which is commonly associated with fibromyalgia.
Good healthy fats and omega oils
These have been proven to help tender joints, a study targeted towards
patients with rheumatoid arthritis saw a decrease in general joint pain
with three months of supplementing omega 3 fatty acids into their diets,
good source for omega 3′s are: Flaxseeds, walnuts,salmon, sardines, and soybeans
I’m allergic, but for those who are not they are a great source of proteins and omegas
Try to get that daily dose of vitamin D! Most people suffering from fibromyalgia also have a vitamin D deficiency which simply amplifies your symptoms. If you need, vitamin D supplements suffice.
Bone Broths and Organ meats
This one is tough for some to swallow, but so important, they are high in calcium
and essential minerals.
Because sometimes its so hard to attain everything you need 100% naturally; Magnesium is critical and so are the aforementioned vitamin D supplements, Iron is also great for women!
What not to eat
Wheat, Grains, Cereals, and Gluten
These are all inflammatory to the body.
Most people are lactose intolerant to some extent, however this does not include hard cheeses or cultured dairy.
Caffeine, and Alcohol
Caffeine onsets fatigue by nature of making the body hyperactive for a short period of
time and alcohol provides the body with a high amount of low quality calories that are
exhausted quickly also inducing fatigue.
Refined sugars present the same problem as alcohol; excessive low quality calories
(energy) that induce fatigue
Trans fats, Dyes, Preservatives, Fortification, Sulfates, Artificial nitrites
These act as excitoxin molecules which heighten the bodies sensitivity to pain, and for obvious reasons should be avoided
STAY AWAY! These guys cause flareups!