Fibromyalgia?

  • 2906 days ago

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    I have been dealing with Fibro pain for 6 years now. Some days I'm just grateful that I managed to get out of bed. When it comes to exercise I try to do yoga at least once a week, but it's so hard to stay motivated! Simple tasks like walking and cleaning the house are so painful and always lead to a 2-7 day Fibro flair.

    Does anyone have suggestions? As far as a physical routine, foods to avoid and ways to manage the pain?

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  • 2906 days ago

    Try increasing your yoga to 10 minutes a day, even if you only do gentle floor excercises, and try going to a restorative yoga class or two. The 'caveman' or 'paleo' diet has been recommended a couple of times for me, but my man is a dedicated carnivore and anti-vegan, so difficult times there. Yoga has literally changed my life, I went from the hospital to a 40 hour work week in three weeks, so I'm kinda amazed by the change and ready to keep up. I attend an hour-long 'gentle' beginner type class almost every week, last week my autoimmune pancreas got the better of me and kept me in bed.

    Best of luck!

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  • 2905 days ago

    Tai chi. Yoga. Stay in shape when you can. God slow when you can't. Good diet. And pray. Lots. lol I have (or had) facial neuralgia with the MS. Not fun.

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  • 2903 days ago

    i'm totally there with you.

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  • 2896 days ago

    I also have Fibro and exercise is my medicine. If I go for more than 2 day without exercise that's when it flairs up for me. As long as I do something every day it seems to keep it at bay. I like walking,swimming, and biking. Also, light weight lifting. I have noticed when I eat non healthy food that it flairs up too. Hope this helps! Good luck!

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  • 2849 days ago

    I to have to jump on the yoga band wagon here - the more I practice the better I feel. And a nod to walking, hiking, and swimming as well. As far as diet... you aren't going to like this, but try pulling grains, dairy, and beans from the menu - all grains, all dairy, and all beans (paleo diet). Paleo has meat options, seafood, eggs, fruits, veggies, sweet potatoes, nuts, natural oils (olive oil, coconut oil and others) and even honey, so you definately won't starve (not a vegetarian or vegan eating style). I am sure you've pulled the processed foods as well, but it bears reminding (no artificial anything - sweeteners, dyes, preservatives, ect.). My mothers big triggers are alcohol and caffeine, so yet another place to look. And last but not least, maybe pull all nightshade foods as they can increase inflamation (tomatoes, potatoes, bell peppers, hot peppers, and eggplants). I empathize with you - there are days getting out of bed is the best I can muster as well. :)

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  • 2809 days ago

    I like to work with Medical Intuition people on this planet. You can check out Dave Markowitz website and see if it resonates with you.

    In health and healing

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  • 2771 days ago

    I have had Fibromyalgia for at least 25 years. I was in such bad shape that I thought I would soon be bedridden. After 1 week on Medifast, I was almost pain free and the inflamation that caused my feet to swell was gone. I can see my ankles for the first time in years! I have energy for the first time in years too. I am now on week 4 and I feel better each day. If you aren't interested in Medifast, you might google anti inflamatory diet. Good Luck

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  • 2760 days ago

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    I've had fibromyalgia for 7 years. I've done everything with no lasting benefits. Last year I found out that the nightshade family of vegetables and fruits including: tomatoes, potatoes, peppers (except black pepper), artichokes, blueberries, gogi berries, acai berries all contribute to inflammation. Because they contain a nicotine like substance, go figure tobacco is also a nightshade plant. Raw tomatoes are killers to me. This year I found a new supplement that is working even better than anything else I've ever taken. I've been pain free for 6 weeks now and I love it.

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  • 2461 days ago

    I have fibro too, for several years it took everything i had just to get thru a day at work. recently changed meds and feel great. Am starting yoga and walking several days a week and i have more energy then i've had in years. lost 5 pounds my first week on program and don't feel deprived. just trying to make healthier choices.

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