Through healthy food choices, I have lost 30lbs since I got my diagnosis of FM/CFS & OA in April of last year. It seems that as I get lighter, I hurt so much more than I remember hurting before. Has anybody else experienced this? The doctors always say that the best thing you can do for your body, especially in the case of OA, is get the extra weight off.....so now I am but it's like the weight was hiding just how much pain was going on. ?!? Anybody? My Gabapentin has gone from 300-900mg in just… read more
I have been told because your nerves are closer to the skin as you loose weight.
No question fibro is confusing. I was put on so many different drugs before the doctor finally found a combination that worked for me. I'm chemically intolerant so I have to take the lowest dose of medicines and even then they can knock me over. It's been a real struggle. Now that we have a working combination, the insurance companies keep trying to take one or more of my drugs away because they are not generally prescribed for fibro. Fortunately my doctor always gets them approved but it is frustrating.
Did you do the "Low Fat" thing? We need fat. Don't let them fool you. Good fats and if you do dairy..whole products. I had a Dr. try to put me on meds for high cholesterol and I laughed at him. The studies (since the bogus ones out there) show your cells are made of it, most of your BRAIN is fats, etc..More people with low cholesterol die from heart problems, not high... we need to regenerate things in our systems. If you starve it, how does that happen? The nerve endings talk to our brain, have synapses in our brains..what do we do if we don't give it food? I really wish the AMEN Clinic would do research scans to compare Fibro sufferers compared to the "normal" population, brains.
I may be a rebel as far as what is popular with Dr's to tell me, but I watched my parents slowly die miserable deaths because they wouldn't question and research things.
I know if I'm feeling allot of pain and like things aren't quite right, if I eat a piece of salmon or steak, it helps.
Notice what "helps", what you crave and if it helps. Keep a food journal on what works and what doesn't.
That's the conundrum of all this. The disease makes you tired, the medications sedate you, the lack of sleep exhausts you as does the pain and mental stress of pushing yourself to think through all this fog. People don't realize how much you fight on a daily basis just to function to do daily tasks. That's why I was stunned when my disability judge actually understood that when he said, "You're damned if you do and damned if you don't," in response to taking meds or not which limited me from working. He granted my disability right there because of that example.
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