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4/23/10 9:53 A

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Thanks for the info, Margie. I don't have reflux anymore unless I eat wheat. I'm on the lowest dose of Nexium and we don't know why it works to keep the spasms down but it does. Pretty sure it has something to do with fibromyalgia as it started at the same time my fibro became full blown and since it feels like a muscle clenching. I gave up carbonated beverages and caffeine an all the other things first and it didn't help. I'll try again to stop the meds once I lose weight.

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4/22/10 7:17 P

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VELMOOSE- This does not follow the thread but...It is my understanding that Nexium and other acid reducers are part of the problem. Those continuous use habits tell the body to acid up again and again, until when real food passes, the juices are too thin. Much as diet food and high fructose corn syrup will keep us hungry, acid teasers fail to give time to the digestive tract and all the many hormones, enzymes, and organs of digestive work that need to rest. This acid needs time to recharge for the next on slot of food to digest. If you thin out the acid whole food particles pass the digestive lining walls into the blood
causing pain and harm. Stop carbonated beverages, give the body full 5-8 hours of no food every 24 hours, and no calorie drinks either. In addition, more vitamins like "C" at one gram per day maintenance and omega 3 "E" can help reverse the reflux symptoms along with the tip of digestive acid rest. See Oregon University research under Linnus Pauling, (the vitamin "C" hero) and many other studies for nutrients to repair success studies; instead of control but 'never repair' drugs. This and other places help me to understand the need to stop the cause not just control a symptom. You can call it a Fibro problem because Fibromyalgia is a multi-symptom condition but you work each problem and a domino of improving results take effect.


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4/22/10 7:52 A

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my relief was all in my gut. Got rid of the cramping and bloating and general feeling of 'blah' I still have some IBS symptoms and I still get Esophageal spasms if I don't stay on Nexium but I think those problems are from the fibro.

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4/21/10 9:41 P

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Thanks for all the good info! What kinds of symptoms did you guys have during the first week or two of going gf?

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VELMOOSE's Photo VELMOOSE Posts: 688
4/20/10 9:18 P

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I have fibromyalgia. I was diagnosed over 18 years ago but have had it since I was in my teens. I found out I was gluten intolerant (CD tests inconclusive) in 2000 and noticed no difference in my fibro symptoms when I went GF.

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4/20/10 7:23 P

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Margie and I are swimming in the same pond (adrenal fatigue, Chronic Fatigue, etc...) I have been Gluten free, and wheat free for about a year. I don't know how much it has directly helped my Fibro, but not having intestinal issues helps considerably.

I have noticed a correlation between my pain levels, my energy levels and my immune system. When I take supplements to help stimulate my immune system I seem to have less pain and more energy.

Sensitivity to certain food allergens will trigger immune responses and cause inflammation. Going GF should help reduce the inflammation and that in turn can help the fibro.

I also take a supplement called Curamin. It most definitely helps me!

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4/20/10 3:19 P

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I have just recently started GF for fibromyalgia. Can't really say if it's helping me as there are other underlying health issues that I'm having checked out now. But I can vouch for the fact that my weight loss has been more successful and my gut feels better. Had blood work done for CD which came back negative.

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4/20/10 12:53 A

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I didn't know I had fibro, but recent testing indicated as much now that I look back on everything. I was diagnosed celiac in 2006, but had symptoms of fibro in 1988 that I can remember. It was downhill on everything from about then. I had celiac symptoms my whole life (and aches/pains).

Anyway, gf diet (and subsequent gut healing and getting nutrition/vitamins/minerals etc) really helped my body-wide aches and pains.

Currently, I'm trying to alleviate my stiff hams and quads. Weird, right? Well, they're the largest muscles in our bodies which I'm sure require more of whatever it is I'm missing. It's very serotonin-related. (Been depressed as long as I can remember, too - AND gf diet helped IMMENSELY with that, but I guess I had/have more healing to do).

I just started a dairy free trial after all this time. I wish I'd done it sooner. I will stay dairy free for three weeks and then eat dairy to see if I have reactions.

Keep in touch, cause I would like to see how you do. BEST WISHES brave woman! I hope it helps you.
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4/19/10 11:28 P

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I know I am intolerant of gluten, I know the testing of the lab work accompanied by the rotation diet helped me find the ones I must avoid. Everyone is different. Family history helps to see the signs in self. My sister is sensitive to sulfites especially in the bath salts. My recent findings told the zero sulfite story; in things going on and in things going in sulfites should be removed from my selections. I have been diagnosed Fibromyalgic and Chronically Fatigued, and sub-clinical Addison's. Consultations with a nutrition doctor to adjust vitamin-mineral-supplements as the feelings change and as the lab results suggest has empowered me to explore at my own pace and discover what the multi-symptom condition may need next. Progress is never flat line with an added nutrient here or a parasite reducing and removing regime there. The approach hurts less with learning every no-no I list. Every night I can sleep deeper can only help clean out toxins, recharge my immune system, and give me back an energy for life. I am a gluten-free eater because testing and changing is evolution to a better me. When the fever of 102 hit, the journal noted citric acid is next to be avoided item or suffer. Women are the majority Fibromyalgia diagnosed demographic. Pain is beautiful; if this is so than the learning by trial and ERROR will lead me to beauty. I have been g-f since 2008, seriously since adjusted new plan of zero gluten became the ultimate goal in May 2008. Removing the chaos in the form of removing inflammation-causing foods either allergy or intolerance induced from my diet helps everything from heart to soul. emoticon www.food-allergy.org/rotation.html

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You are the happiness master of your own mind.
Thought is an active dynamic energy to harmonize and corrolate good.
Clear all paths to love thru forgiveness.
I may not recognize the significance until some time later.
Is my resistance to change really that strong?
Impatience does not provide the time to learn the lesson;
Awaken new ways to approach the dissolving of a problem;
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4/19/10 10:32 P

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I actually have Celiac Disease but there are lots of people here for various reasons.
Fruits and veggies are free game, some people are allergic to some. Nuts are great and plain meat is safe but if its injected with broth or marinated there might be hidden gluten.
If you haven't gone GF(Or even if you haven't just easier if you haven't) I'd suggest being tested for CD. Fibromyalgia is often misdiagnosed CD.

Welcome to the team. Check out the sticky topics and any others there is a wealth of info in here. If you have any questions and it hasn't been covered before ask. This is a very helpful and friendly group.

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Hey everybody! I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about 4 years ago. I've been doing some research on how it's related to delayed pattern food allergies and decided to go gluten-free and dairy-free. I've heard that it helps to ease symptoms so I'm optimistic. Are fruits and vegetables free game or do any of you have issues with them? Anybody else going gf for the same reason?

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