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Fibromyalgia diet

Diet can go a long way in helping fibromyalgia

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    Joann Rawlings — 09.11.2017 21:41
    Hi I've had these symptoms for four years and getting worse, my mother had ostioarthritus and when I developed the pains I got blood tested. Came back negative, twelve months later still in pain spreading to my joints and spine. Again I got tested for rumatoid arthritis came back negative. I changed my bed to a no 5 firmness I'm still in pain so I think along with severe headaches I'm convinced it's fibromyalgia do you agree

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      Earle — 10.11.2017 12:22
      Hi Joann I’m afraid you’ll need your doctor to test a little more comprehensively to rule out other possible conditions before fibromyalgia is officially diagnosed. What you have might be fibromyalgia but Diagnosing fibromyalgia is very difficult as it share many of its symptoms with other conditions such as polymyalgia rheumatica, rheumatoid arthritis, Lymes disease, chronic fatigue and menopause. Doctors like to start by testing for these first and so it can take a long time to eliminate them all. An added complication is that sometimes people with fibromyalgia are going through the menopause (which can make you tired and achy) or have another painful condition at the same time, so a positive test for one of these can sometimes lead the doctor to think 'case solved'. There is also no test or scan that identifies Fibromyalgia so some doctors doubt it even exists, so my best advice is first, see your doctor and ask for a referral to a rheumatologist (they're much better informed) and, if you're still not happy, just treat it yourself and don't bother waiting any longer for a diagnosis.

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    Carole — 26.07.2017 11:22
    I have fibromyalgia and have got to a point that I don't know what to eat anymore dairy upsets me sets migraine off as do citrus fruits. I'm allergic to tomato so white sauce and tomato based sauce are out. I get fed up of potatoe dinners and wish to have more varieties I can't stand to cook for long so need quick easy snack foods spiced foods also upset my body.

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      Earle — 28.07.2017 15:41
      Hello Carole When people have multiple sensitivities, it makes more sense to strengthen the function of the digestive system than to cut out food after food. You might find it worth your while to take a digestive enzyme complex for a couple of weeks to establish whether better digestion can help you tolerate those various foods. If it does help, switch thereafter to a herbal bitter complex such as our Yarrow complex to stimulate the body's own production of digestive substances (using supplemental enzymes long term may cause your own production to decline).

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    Earle — 03.07.2017 09:34
    Hello Johanna Sorry to hear your complex health worries. I'm afraid that they are too complex for us to address over the internet and you need to have a practitioner assess your medical history and diet in order to advise you properly. Qualified nutritionists are registered with www.bant.org.uk and medical herbalists at www.nimh.co.uk.

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