Fibromyalgia: my motivation
Sunday, February 23, 2014
It is no secret that I struggle with fibromyalgia and that it has greatly impacted my life. Recently I have noticed my pain levels have been raising and my dependance on pain medication has risen. Although I do not take narcotics it concerns me that my need for pain relief has grown substantially over the last few months. I decided to try something new. I am a vegetarian but do not always eat the best. Some of this is because of money but it is also lack of discipline. My weight has increased and my ability to exercise has decreased.
All that being said, I decided to try something new. I have been doing some research and it seems that a vegan diet is quite helpful with pain levels. I can follow my conscience and combat my pain at the same time. The only obstacle I can see is money but I will cross that bridge when I come to it.
I have also been looking at exercise. My personality is all or nothing. I have tried countless times to jump into aggressive exercise just to fail because of massive flare-ups. I am going to try some research based exercise and hopefully I will stay motivated despite being a bit bored (just to be honest).
Anyway, I thought I might share my journey with everyone so if you are interested jump on board and I will post my progress and the research I come across. Please feel free to add me as a friend and send me a message I would love to hear from you!
Fibrmyalgia Slide show: Fibro Friendly Exercises:
Fibromyalgia vs. Vegetarian & Raw Vegan Diets
For those of you interested in scientific research papers:
Fibromyalgia syndrome improved using a mostly raw vegetarian diet: An observational study
Vegan diet alleviates fibromyalgia symptoms.