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11/21/12 9:13 P

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i'll just jump in here. i'm new. i was pretty excited when this team popped up in my notifications.
wow! lots of fellow fibromyalgics, here. so sorry, folks. it's tough! i've been gluten free since february, i think. it's made a big difference in how i feel overall.
i think we can help a lot of our symptoms thru nutrition, making sure we get what our body needs, and keeping OUT the stuff that's poison to us. what that is is very different for each of us.
i've been taking co-q 10, which has helped tremendously with my pain...i didn't realize how much it helped until i quit taking it for a few days--it had been so long since i'd been in that much pain, i'd forgotten how bad it was.
one of my problems w/gluten free stuff is that 95% of it has corn and/or potato products, both of which flare my fm. i avoid all nightshade veggies (tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, eggplant) because they will kick up joint pain in a matter of minutes. corn will bring on a migraine. i'm sure you all understand how challenging it is to figure out what to do...we just gotta keep trying.
sounds like you've got a great doc, meg!
i look forward to getting to know y'all.
have a wonderful thanksgiving.


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11/20/12 6:54 P

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Holiday and family stress will certainly be tough... my husband is very supportive and is helping me with the cooking we're doing (we'll be at 2 locations, if not 3 as well). Traveling isn't easy for me either. I'm always more stiff, achy, tired and fatigued after anything over 30 minutes. But this year, both meals are within 10 minutes.

The Chinese medicine - I pursued this physician initially for acupuncture, but he cautioned me to wait, as he noted my detoxing/purifying organs were already maxed out. If I tried acupuncture without adequate support/strength for my liver/gall bladder, etc then the effects of acupuncture could cause more flares initially than relief.

This doctor is known for "peeling away layers" to discover what the root of the problem is. I appreciate that. To date, we've been focusing on killing a parasite infection in my intestines and some kind of a fungal issue... Anyhow, so he's helping me to strengthen my system and work to kill these issues.

One layer at a time.

Edited by: MEG-NATALIA07 at: 11/21/2012 (11:08)
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11/20/12 1:04 P

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I, too, have had symptom reduction but not full remission from fibro with being gluten free. But if I get glutened, my fibro symptoms are magnified. So, I avoid it. We will be traveling, and having two Thanksgiving dinners with family this week. I'm crossing my fingers that I can avoid cross contamination AND stay on my Spark program. I figure this is no excuse to gain weight. I plan to also work on keeping my personal stress levels under control. I'm not a good traveler, and being around the family is often stressful, as is being away from home.

I'm expecting the worst and hoping for the best.

MEG-NATALIA07, I'm interested in your results with the Chinese herbs. I hope they help!

Edited by: PURPLEDRAGONM at: 11/20/2012 (13:05)
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11/19/12 11:23 P

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I also have fibromyalgia... and have taken to gluten free to help with my symptoms. It helps, but doesn't fix it. I'm trying Chinese herbs (prescribed by a MD/L.Ac/A/Chinese medicine practitioner) to see if they help. Whatever helps, right? I just want this pain and fatigue to be manageable.

GRACE. BEAUTY. LAUGHTER. REST. COMPASSION. GOOD FOOD.


I love to cook and bake. I have compiled hundreds of recipes on Pinterest: Crowd pleasers: Traditional & Lightened versions of timeless favorites, as well as: gluten free, vegan, Paleo & Grain-Free... and a ton of Scones and desserts.
pinterest.com/willdance4joy/


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11/10/12 1:16 P

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I have been gluten free for 17 years now. It has made a huge difference in my life!

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HEALTHYBARB1's Photo HEALTHYBARB1 SparkPoints: (117,380)
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11/5/12 9:02 P

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I have fibromyalgia and was diagnosed with Celiac about 4 years ago. I do think my fibromyalgia has gotten better over the last few years but am unsure if it was going gluten free or treatment of my thyroid and autoimmune issues at the same time.

Lisa...I set a goal when I became gluten free to learn to make all of my favorite things gluten free so I could continue to eat them. If there is anything you want a recipe for or if you need help converting a gluten recipe you like to gluten free....let me know.


Edited by: HEALTHYBARB1 at: 11/5/2012 (21:03)
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11/5/12 7:32 P

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Hi Beth. I also have Fibromyalgia. Being gluten free does help a little with my symptoms but the Fibro developed long after I went gluten free. But if I have an accidental ingestion it does make the Fibro flare as well as the Celiac.

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11/5/12 6:21 P

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Thank you, Lisa! Being gluten free is a big change, but it's certainly do-able. There are so many gluten free products in the stores now, that make it easier. I'd be happy to help if you'd like. I'm not sure if it's good or bad that there are some truly yummy gluten free versions of snacks and cookies and muffins and such, that I need to avoid for the sake of my weight loss efforts! I'm just grateful that it's only gluten I need to avoid. I know of people who have multiple food allergies or sensitivities and that would be difficult to manage.

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11/5/12 5:41 P

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Welcome Beth,

Like you I also have fibromyalgia and have recently decided to give going gluten free try. I have found it does make a difference already, like you not being completely symptom free but it does help. I know of some things that I will miss once I have gotten so I have my lifestyle completely gluten free. But some things I am planning on learning how to make a gluten free version of. I am willing to try and experiment to see what I can come up with, and try to have fun while doing so.

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11/5/12 1:39 P

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I've been gluten free for nearly 4 years. I decided to give gluten free a try, as I have fibromyalgia. My doctor was not pleased when I told her my decision several months after the fact, but I believe in being proactive about my health. Avoiding gluten has definitely had a positive impact on lessening my fibro symptoms, improved my digestion, and possibly has had an impact on my body FINALLY accepting the idea of losing weight.

It's a way of life now, although there are some things I really really miss, like clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl. But knowing how I will feel if I eat that, it's not all that difficult to say 'no thank you' and focus on the many wonderful things I CAN eat. (Like chocolate! And sweet potatoes! emoticon )

I'm not completely symptom free, but am certainly healthier than before I dumped gluten out of my life. I'm not celiac, 'just' gluten intolerant, and not formally diagnosed, but life experience is diagnosis enough for me.

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