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Old 04-11-2014, 03:19 PM   #1
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fybromyalgia anyone?

If you have fybromyalgia, has LC seemed to help your symtoms?
I have read that white foods, such as white sugar, white rice, white bread, etc. can cause inflammation. But my Rheumatologist says she's seen no correlation.

My fybromyalgia pain is horrible right now, which also keeps me from exercising.

Anybody have any experience with LC and fybromyalgia?
Thank you!
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:28 AM   #2
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I'm sry but of course your doctor would say that, it's all about pushing the grains. Grain causes inflammation, inflammation causes pain...I would say low carb can help, but it would need to be a clean version without grains, so no "low carb" pre packaged foods or alternative breads etc.... I don't have fibromyalgia but I care for my grandmother that has it.
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Old 04-14-2014, 04:02 AM   #3
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I don't have fibro, but I have severe osteoarthritis, and I control the pain with diet and exercise. Yes, sugar and grains are a problem. You might want to check 'anti-inflammatory diet' and experiment with other foods that may cause pain.

And I had a similar experience with doctors. When I first realized how much diet influenced my pain level, I mentioned it to a doctor I was seeing at the time, and he said there was no correlation, implying that I was imagining things.

About 10 years ago, I told my primary doctor that I was stopping all NSAIDs (which I'd been taking for about 20 years), and he told me that I 'wouldn't last' but not to worry, he'd always give me a prescription when I needed it.

I have the same primary, and he's never commented on the fact that I haven't had any NSAIDs for all this time. He's a nice guy, but I've learned that he has a rather 'selective memory' about somethings.

Being pro-active about my health is the best thing I've done for myself.
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Old 04-14-2014, 06:38 AM   #4
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Nicely put Leo41! I have found this for myself as well.
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:35 AM   #5
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Thank you for all the input! I also have osteoarthritis and have been on celebrex since 1998. I would love to get off of it! I try once a year, every year to go off of it and my knees hurt so bad I go back on.
I'm looking forward to feeling better so I can exercise more, which will let me feel even better!
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Old 04-14-2014, 11:29 AM   #6
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I learned that to deal with 'no knees' (I'm bone-on-bone), it's important to strengthen the leg muscles because they have to do the work of the joint to lessen pain.

I began with physical therapy, and from there went to resistance (strength) work on the machines at my health club. I do all the lower body muscles, and it really has helped enormously.

I actually have less pain now than when I was relying on NSAIDs.
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:35 PM   #7
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I am sorry to hear about your pain glidergirl.

I have severe osteoarthritis in my Left knee due to a sports injury when I was 15 years old ( LONG time ago ). I had three shots of some stuff that is like Synvisc into my joint last year and I am walking now without the pain I had before the injections. Off of all pain meds for it. My next step for this knee is replacement however I can function now where before it was a challenge.


Maybe this is something you can look into for yourself?
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