Many people reading this live with the pain from Fibromyalgia or Multiple Sclerosis. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia many years ago, and now the doctors think I actually have MS. Because of this, I have been researching MS and learning a great deal that is helping to relieve the pain.
I have found that diet is very important in the management of symptoms of Fibromyalgia, MS and other dis-eases. It seems to be the treatment of choice for those who live with MS. Though I have attempted to watch what I ate, I did not realize how important diet is.
It is recommended to avoid wheat products, sugar, and dairy. My first step has been to attempt to remove wheat products from my diet. I had already removed bread, substituting flour tortillas. But, they are a wheat product, so they have to go. No pasta, biscuits, gravy, breaded meats – it is really hard to avoid wheat. It is in almost everything, especially in the Southern US.
After about a week of no wheat, I was feeling better. I actually was able to avoid pain meds for several days. I cheated and ate some lasagna. Within a few minutes, I was in pain and my muscles felt weak. I could not believe how quickly the symptoms returned. I learned the hard way how important diet is.
Try changing your diet to remove wheat, dairy, sugar and other high carb foods and see if you notice that your pain is lessened. Personally, I am working on moving to a Raw Food Diet as much as possible. Believe me, the effort is worth it when you are in constant pain.