unilateral (one-sided) fibro

gringasalsera

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DX FIBRO
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09/2020
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Hello everyone,

I am so happy to have found your forum. After 2 and 1/2 years of tests and visits to specialists for chronic pain, I have finally been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I still feel in limbo, however, because my pain is unilateral (shoulder, chest, back, hip, flank, glute, leg ... but only right side). I also do not really suffer from a fibro fog or fatigue ... just constant pain.

It is important for me to understand my diagnosis so that I can accept and make peace in my own way. I feel that this diagnosis was just slapped on me because my family doctor does not know how else to label this pain. Also, I am interested in trying Dr. St. Amand's diet for fibro, but it is a difficult diet and not something recommended if you do not have fibro. I do not want to embark on an unnecessary diet if my diagnosis is not correct.

If there is anyone out there with unilateral/one-sided fibro, I would be delighted to connect with you. If anyone has further thoughts on my question, I would be so happy to hear from you too. I really feel alone and confused.

Thank you so much, my friends,
Jenny
 

sunkacola

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Hi Jenny, The fact is that fibromyalgia does feel like a diagnosis slapped on because the doctor(s) don't know what else to call it. that's just the reality of fibro. After you have testes for everything else it could be and it isn't those, then they call it fibro. I myself think that in time this diagnosis will be broken down into different diagnoses, but who knows. It won't be any time soon, in any case, because it's not something that very many researchers are even studying right now. Don't know much about the unilateral part; most I know have pain on both sides. But that doesn't mean that you don't have an unusual form of fibro.

I would not recommend trying a "diet for fibro" if as you say it is not recommended for people without fibro. If it's not recommended for people without fibro, then I doubt it is a generally healthy diet, and since there's no one diet that has been proven to be effective for the majority of people with fibro, I'd stay away from any diet that claims it is.

The best diet is simply to heat as completely healthfully as possible rather than following any specific diet plan. See suggestions and advice for this and other life choices you can make in the post that is pinned to the top of the general forum. Best of luck to you!
 

gringasalsera

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DX FIBRO
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Thank you so much for your reply. I really appreciate your time and kindness in answering
 
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