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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.
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    Fortunately chronic pain can be managed. You're on the right track of listening to your body and researching how to find a "blend" of what will work for you. There's always going to be good and not-so-good days, it's difficult and challenging. From what I gleaned from your blog emoticon even if it's moments at a time. Wishing you every success emoticon
    1571 days ago
    What is "all" for one person is not what is "all" for another. You can be all in and commit totally to whatever works for you, regardless what others are doing. Keep researching and trying new things. You are bound to discover what is best for your body.
    1575 days ago
    Thanks for sharing. I hope you get positive results.
    1575 days ago
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