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Is there a specific diet for fibromyalgia?

Is there a specific diet for fibromyalgia?

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 more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Is there anything i can cut out of my diet to help with fibromyalgia?

Is there anything i can cut out of my diet to help with fibromyalgia?

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 more

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What kind of diet should a fibromyalgia patient have?

What kind of diet should a fibromyalgia patient have?

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 more

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What kind of helpful diet should a fibromyalgia patient have?

What kind of helpful diet should a fibromyalgia patient have?

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 more

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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.

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 more

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What diet is best for RA and fibromyalgia ?

What diet is best for RA and fibromyalgia ?

No best, but...: A mediterranean diet or low glycemic diet work best for most. Get enough fiber and fresh vegetables, berries, with adequate protein. Avoid the "whites, " ie. Starches and bread, and stay away from sugar! ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Struggling with the fatigue that goes with fibromyalgia. Any pointers apart from exercising and diet?

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

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I'm taking meds for my fibromyalgia but is there anything else i can do such as diet, exercises, vitamins?

I'm taking meds for my fibromyalgia but is there anything else i can do such as diet, exercises, vitamins?

Psychotherapy: Can help cope with the challenges fibromyalgia doles out including pain and stress management. Support groups if available also are helpful. Many people do not understand or want to hear about it, so finding others who understand and can be supportive is important. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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