Some foods make my symptoms worse, too. I've given up sugar and limit my artificial sweeteners, too. Only 1-2 cups of coffee a day. No soda. I am a habitual snacker, too, Excira, but I found Flav-O-Ice popcycles satify me. 25 calories a piece. And popcorn at night. It takes about 15 minutes to eat it and its fiber.
I rely heavily on drugs for the pain of fibromyalgia. My drug of choice was taken off the market last year (proproxyphene APAP). I only had to take that a couple of times a day. Now, like most of the adult population, I'm taking Hydrocodone 75s 4 times a day along with Gabapentin 4 times a day for the pain. If I miss a dose, I feel flu-ish and very uncomfortable.
I also take meds for reflux, depression, memory (Co-Q-10), an ATP booster and weekly shots of B-12/Methionine/Choline/Inositol from my fibro specialist. Pro-biotics rounds out my daily drug cocktail.
I recently discovered Reumofan Plus for arthritis pain so I take one a day of that and no more pain in my knees, right hip, right shoulder and hands. Now I can exercise more and longer. With all these drugs, I feel as normal as I can. Still fuzzy headed and cognitive problems due to fibro fog. I've lost 18 pounds since getting back on Sparkpeople and this time around I have a weight-loss buddy so we challenge each other. I see her every Thursday and we talk about how our week went and choose a challenge for the coming week. It keeps us honest.
I'm glad to be back to journaling my food/exercise on this site, plus "being" with others that have fibromyalgia to learn about new therapies/drugs, etc.
"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~Maya Angelou
| Pounds lost: 12.0