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Diet Fibromyalgia Sufferers
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Fibromyalgia..MYO facial syndrome.Scoliosis..tried lyrica, Savella (milnacipran) etc.no help...suggestions?
Herbalife: I'm not sure whether you're testifying that "herbal life" is good, or asking about it? Herbalife is a multilevel marketing company that sells many different kinds of products, including some for "weight management." it is not a program that provides personal accountability like weight watchers or tops. This part is needed for success in any program, because it engages you towards your goals. ...Read more
Thats subjective: When i suffered from severe fibromyalgia the headaches i had were unbelievable and disabling. Pain is very personal and everyone is different. When i perfect the vulcan mind meld then i'll be able to tell you more. Yes i got better and am pain free 95% of the time in my case without using fibro meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: There has been some research that suggests that tendency to chronic pain and fibromyalgia may have some genetic basis however this question is far from clear. Most conditions are usually a combination of genetic as well as environmental factors which are complex. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
It depends: 1. Be certain symptoms are caused by sibo. See health care provider, have hydrogen breath test (test does have limits too) if sibo documented and symptoms related--may warrant: 2. Course of antibiotic Rifaximin or neomycin if the Rifaximin is too expensive. 3. Improve bowel motility 4. Consider diet such as low fodmaps diet for ibs or, possibly, scd. ...Read more
Have lupus & dyautonomia. I exercise & eat healthy. Struggle w/fatigue. Lupus is stable so MD assumed depression. Why? Is depression common with lupus
Depression: can be a response to any illness, including Lupus. Fatigue can be a symptom of depression. Chicken and egg. Please think holistically. Do what you can to eat well and move to the degree that you and your doc agree is ok. Fill your mind w/uplifting things through podcasts and books and interesting movies. Peace and good health. If depression persists seek support from a mental health pro. ...Read more
Yes,: The frequency of clinical depression or anxiety is higher in fibromyalgia patients then the general population. This is also true of other conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Current research does not support depression as a cause of fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is not depression. However, chronic pain can cause feelings of anxiety and depression, which can worsen fibromyalgia symptoms. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Part 2-diagnosed RA patients, with active disease, to try elimination diets of nightshades, gluten, etc before starting medications (dmards)?
No: If that works we would do this. We don't because it doesn't work. The rheumatoid arthritis patient needs immediate referral to a rheumatologist to initiate rapid therapy to suppress and control their arthritis. Early dmard and biologics are more efficient when started as early as possible. ...Read more
Part 2-diagnosed RA patients, with active disease, to try elimination diets of nightshades, gluten, etc before starting medications (dmards)? ".
Could i claim disability benefits for having arthritis, bursitis, trapped nerves, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, IBS and carpal tunnel syndrome?
You could: Depending upon your state, you may be required to under go a functional examination by an internist as part of your evaluation. ...Read more
What is treatment for peripheral neuropathy, trig neuralgia, CNS inflammation, and fibromyalgia? 80+ lbs unitentional weight loss?!
32yo female with chronic pain, diagnosed w/fibromyalgia & panic disorder. Stress echo ok, but have high cholesterol. Best ways to begin exercise? Thx
Walk: The way i advise my patients is simply to begin a walking program. Start at low levels by just walking around your block every day and then increase your distance every 3 weeks or so by about 10-20%. I also recommend yoga to most of my patients. Start with a very gentle beginners class. However, before starting any exercise program you should consult with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Whole food.: The best diet is a whole food diet. Vegetables, fruits, lean proteins, whole grains, nuts, legumes, and omega 3 fatty acids. Avoid processed foods, food additives, aspartame, and too much caffeine. Some people may have food sensitivities that increase their symptoms. The most common foods are gluten, dairy, eggs, shellfish, and nightshade vegetables (peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, potatoes). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No junk food: " junk food" or food that is processed such as sandwiched meats, potatoe chips, and food high in processed sugar can elevate the pain in fibromyalgia. Many of my patients have experienced a reduction of almost 50% of their pain by following the mediterranean diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dietary Ideas: No specific diet has been found to directly improve symptoms. Certain diet restrictions can increase energy and alleviate fatigue. Eliminating sugar, processed foods (chips, etc) and simple carbohydrates (white bread, etc.) may also help. Also remember to eat 7 servings of fruit/vegetables and drink 8 glasses of water per day. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Low inflammatory die: I recommend to people that they utilze a low inflammatory diet. The major inflammatory foods are those containing wheat, corn, dairy, soy and eggs. Try removing 1-2 of these for 8 weeks. If helpful look at excluding the others. Add a probiotic if you are experiencing constipation or have a history of yeast infection. It should contain 15-20 billion units, 1/day and 2 if you do not have cramping. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can I lose weight with fibromyalgia? I have 30lbs to lose, and though i've increased my activity & worked on my diet, the scale doesn't move.
Fibromyalgia: Losing weight with fibromyalgia requires pretty much the same formula as everybody else. Diet and reducing your carbs and total calories along with exercise is helpful. Recent studies have shown that regular exercise, gradually increasing, is very helpful for fibromyalgia as well. Cognitive behavioral therapy has also been shown to be very helpful along with increased exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Struggling with the fatigue that goes with fibromyalgia. Any pointers apart from exercising and diet?
Workup for fatigue: Since we don't know what mechanism's behind the fatigue in fibromyalgia it's hard to propose a good treatment. The best advice to give would be to make sure your doctor has considered ALL OTHER CAUSES OF FATIGUE of which there is a long list of possibilities. So, a full workup for fatigue should be performed before assuming it's the fibro. Let me know if you'd like a 1-1 consult. ...Read more
Do you think that a persons diet has a negative effect on fibromyalgia patients? And do you think having a bad diet can be a potential cause?
Diet and exercise: There is no clinical research on FM and food. I think patients say that following a balanced diet rich in organic fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can help ease pains, improve sleep and quality of life. The massage, yoga, balanced exercise program is also important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want these fibromyalgia symptoms to diminish day by day can someone show me way to do so as to which meds to take best exrcise best diet n vitimans?
Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia, if indeed confirmed, requires a complex approach. There is not a straightforward piece of advise that can be given. I would say that a standard approach would include psychological evaluation and therapy, medications and personal improvement program. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm taking meds for my fibromyalgia but is there anything else i can do such as diet, exercises, vitamins?
I have fibromyalgia. The fatigue is as big a problem as the pain. What meds can help? I already exercise, have a good diet, practice relaxation.
Yes.: Carbs are fermented on the small bowel. A low carb diet eradicates this, and minimizes the only macronutrients not needed for life, carbohydrates. My patients who have gone in this direction, improve. This is observational. No studies exist at present that fully support this. However, consider the per capita consumption of sugar is 37lb/ american, & 28.6lbof corn syrup. Up 5x from 1950. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Hello, need a bit of help here i have fibromyalgia and CF I have changed my diet drastically but need to take more gabapentin to combat bad pain I'm currently on 900mg 3 times a day but need to termperarly increase while my body gets ?
Pain: This service is meant to function as an emergency service and we would not change the dose of a chronic medicine nor are we allowed by the medical council to prescribe pain medication over the internet. This is obviously a complex issue and should be discussed with your prescribing physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can interstitial cystitis symptoms be worsened by fibromyalgia? I was going to get botox treatment, but can't, any ideas to help other than diet
Yes; associated: ? If Fibromyalgia, FM, worsens Interstitial Cystitis, IC. Urinary frequency & urgency, aka IC, common symptoms of FM, wherein pelvic girdle sacroiliac joint subluxation impinges overlying presacral neural plexus/parasympathetic nerves responsible for urinary bladder smooth muscle contraction & bladder evacuation. Rational therapy of IC includes pelvic girdle stabilization via Prolotherapy/fusion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of diet pills are the best to take having RA nd fibromylagia? I tried everything on eating less nd exercise. I need to loose wieght.
See dietitian: If you haven't been able to lose weight by changing your diet and exercising then it might be helpful to see a dietitian. Most people have a hard time making long-term changes in their diet and continuing to exercise. It usually helps to have a supportive professional guide you along the way. Ask your doctor for a referral. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anyone: Anyone can develop fibromyalgia. It is more common in women, typically beginning in the 2nd-4th decade. I do see it more commonly in my clinic among patients who have a 1st degree relative who suffers from alcoholism, among patients with remote history of physical or sexual abuse, and occasionally after a traumatic injury. A higher incidence of depressive and anxiety disorders may be associated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes,but...: ? if fibromyalgia (FM) can "go away". Yes, if the patient makes correct efforts related to certain lifestyles. Cause of FM "officially unknown". Clinical data supports that FM is multifactorial & treatments are multimodal. Patient efforts at muscle reconditioning via aquatherapy, massage, gentle yoga, medicinal cannabis, weight loss, & mindfulness therapies provide best potential for a cure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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