Can I Reduce my Fibromyalgia Pain?

If you are one of the many people with fibromyalgia, you are probably thinking how or can I even reduce the resultant pain? The answer is yes, you can of course, with some changes to your diet to improve on the fatigue you get along with the muscle pain caused by it.

Unfortunately there is no one food that you can avoid or add to your diet to reduce your symptoms of fibromyalgia, but that does not mean there is nothing that can be done.

Let's take a closer look and hopefully we can find something that can help you with your fibromyalgia without taking loads of medication. Here are some ways to possible help with the fibromyalgia pain and the constant torment that you may be facing everyday.

It is important for you the determine how the food makes you feel, physically. People with Fibromyalgia have been known to be sensitive to certain foods. For example, foods that contain MSG or preservatives can aggravate your symptoms. Some other foods that can also do some harm are eggs, gluten, and dairy. A study proclaimed in the journal Clinical Rheumatology indicated that 42 percent of people with fibromyalgia have had their symptoms get worse when they ate these specific foods. An easy way to determine if these foods might be the cause of your increase in symptoms is to keep a food diary. I know it may seem weird, but it is an easy way to account for the foods that you can avoid eating for your fibromyalgia.

Also, it can help your doctor see if you may be sensitive to specific foods or the items in the food. Many people have found this to be helpful and doctors began to see more of their patients beginning this process. It can not only help reduce the pain that is sprung by aggravated symptoms, but the fatigue as well.

For example, when we are tired we tend to lean more towards junk food items and for people with fibromyalgia this might not be the ideal choice.

The next step you can take can be quite difficult. You will have to try to remove specific foods from your diet. Remember what I said about the junk food: those items will obviously not help you as they make your symptoms worse. People who have fibromyalgia are known to have irritable bowels and that can increase their fatigue. Irritable bowel symptoms include bloating, constipation, and fatigue. So if you think you are sensitive to specific foods, try to avoid these foods for a couple of weeks, if you find no change then you can resume your enjoyment of these foods. If you find that you are getting symptoms, then that is a sign you should stay away from that food. It could also be a sign that you may be allergic to that or those foods. I know it can be hard, but it is definitely worth it if you don't have to feel muscular pain and fatigue constantly.

If you are still not quite sure, then you can always go to the doctor and get a allergy test done to determine if you may be allergic to any certain foods. You can also consult a nutritionist to help with your new dietary plans or changes.

If you find yourself not receiving the necessary vitamins or eat that specific food for its nutrients you can always try supplements. Before you do though, you should consult your doctor and ask for any recommendation on some supplements that you can take to help with your fibromyalgia. Some supplements can actually cause untowardly interactions between the medication you may be taking, so it is important to see if the vitamins you may be already consuming are not interfering with your medication. If they are they can prevent the medication from working properly and increase your symptoms and pain. Even if a supplements claims to help with your pain or fatigue it is important to ask your doctor before you begin taking them.

Overall, it is important to take care of yourself and do whatever is necessary to reduce the pain and fatigue caused by your fibromyalgia. I hope this can help reduce your symptoms and pave a way to a pain-free life.

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