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by 0 · September 17, 2014 at 11:45 PM

A little background: As you can tell from my name I have fibromyalgia.  For a time I was vegetarian, then vegan, then lacto-ovo pescetarian, and then finally eating chicken in someone else's home made me realize how good plain old meat made... (more)

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glib 0 · September 17, 2014 at 11:30 PM

it could be the glycine in skin and tendons and cartilage, or other substances present only in cartilage (chondroitin etc.). But it could also be vitamin K2, which is more abundant in chicken than in other meats. Whole chicken is underappreciated... (more)

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by 0 · August 09, 2014 at 9:59 PM

What causes fibromylagia?

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by 8057 · December 17, 2013 at 11:38 PM

A young woman in my family has intractable migraines, absence seizure disorder, and fibromyalgia. Her doctors told her to stop eating "anything with a face" a while ago, so she's a "vegetarian" who eats tons of pasta, cheese, and JUNK--she... (more)

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captaincaveman 0 · December 17, 2013 at 11:38 PM

I personally did not feel the effects of removing gluten but I hear its a common phenomenon. Here is a... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Hi everyone i have been in paleo for the last 2 years and feeling great but the last 9 months have been not so good for me. Mostly i eat meat, chicken, fish, vegetable, avocado, little amount of coconut milk 100%, olive oil sometimes nuts,... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis as well as severe fibromyalgia. I am under an endocrinologist's care and my thyroid condition seems to be under control. I'm also under the care of both a rheumatologist and a pain intervention specialist and I take... (more)

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Lazza 0 · February 26, 2013 at 2:18 AM

I cannot answer your specific question but I have read that iodine taken with selenium can help with fibromyalgia. Of course iodine/selenium is often used to treat hypothyroidism. Unfortunately I suspect most doctors would rather treat... (more)

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by 65 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Hello hackers, as the title states, I get extreme brain fog, fatigue, sinus congestion/pressure and depression approximately 30mn after eating. This occurs irregardless of the macro-nutrient ratio, potential allergens etc. I should also note... (more)

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RK 0 · February 25, 2013 at 5:51 PM

I also have fibromyalgia symptoms when eating certain foods (I get extreme brain fog and flu-like symptoms), and I think it ties into SIBO. (Not officially diagnosed, just working with a friend who practices chinese medicine.) I did this... (more)

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by 28 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

I'm not a fan of the paleo diet, but it is the only solution to my issues. I push the limits to see what grains/foods I can tolerate and which I cannot. Recently I tried to go paleo for a whole day. At lunch I had vegetables, fruit and flavoured... (more)

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raydawg 0 · October 10, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Doing a single day of paleo, and failing at that, isn't going to do a thing for you. You'd need several weeks, preferably over a month, free of any problem foods. If you have issues with corn, you more than likely have the same issues with other... (more)

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by 357 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

Are there certain foods known to increase or decrease RA symptoms? I am fairly strict paleo, but continue to experience pretty severe pain. are there foods that I should be / should not be eating?

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Dan_29 0 · October 01, 2012 at 3:44 PM

I have RA and here are the foods that I have good experiences with: Garlic, Ginger, Kale, Salmon, Sardines, Onions, Celery, Fermented foods like sauerkraut, Broccoli, Avocado, Olive oil bad experiences with: Sugar, including fruit and natural... (more)

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by 28 · September 16, 2014 at 7:54 PM

After my story about my experiences with the celiac diet, "Happy Now" said quinoa and millet gave her problems. Initially I thought that was her issue and not mine. However, recently I was relapsing a bit, having some nagging intestinal issues and... (more)

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by 20 · September 16, 2014 at 7:54 PM

I have a lot of health problems and i would like to take on an appropriate diet. Can you please recommend a diet plan for the following: Bipolar Disorder Osteoarthritis Fibromyalgia Diabetes Psoriasis Irritable Bowel Syndrome High Blood... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · September 14, 2012 at 3:55 AM

You poor thing... Your best bet is to seriously educate yourself -- and fast. Eating helpful foods and avoiding harmful ones can make a HUGE difference for all the conditions you listed. I'm sure the last piece of advice you want is "hey, go... (more)

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by 20 · September 16, 2014 at 7:54 PM

I have both fibromyalgia and diabetes. I want to do the Paleo diet. Can i do the diet with diabetes because i am pretty sure i must have low fat. Paleo is high animal fat. I am very confused. I Just want to get healthy. Any suggestions? Denise :) (more)

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Janknitz 0 · September 14, 2012 at 1:55 AM

For years you've been told fat is bad, but fat does not cause or worsen diabetes OR heart disease. It does not make your cholesterol "bad". Fat does not elevate your blood sugar. Fat is full of NECESSARY vitamins that are difficult or... (more)

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by 28 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

There is more to my saga. As I described earlier, I fell off the cliff when I went on a celiac diet involving more corn and rice. Every part of my body was impacted. It was extremely painful, I had no energy, couldn't sleep, unbelievable brain... (more)

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PaleoGreyhound 0 · September 23, 2012 at 2:41 AM

CMV infects a lot of people and you are right, is from the family of herpes viruses. herpes 1 and 2, simplex and zoster, are dormant in the root ganglia of your nerves and reactive in times of stress...ie. mouth sores (hopefully not genital... (more)

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by 28 · September 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM

One thing I have noticed about the different grains, some are much worse than others. I cannot tolerate any amount of white rice or corn. Even a handful of corn tortilla chips causes me all sorts of problems, especially a funky one where the... (more)

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VB 0 · August 17, 2012 at 5:25 AM

What a great post! Thank you for the warning! Gluten free does not cut it anymore, it has to be grain free and legume free (and dairy free) for autoimmune sufferers. We should be warned! I used to think that gluten is the devil, but now I... (more)

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by 2437 · September 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Current theories on Fibromyalgia? I removed 70% plus of my pain and 95% plus of the brain fog following an autoimmune version of the paleo diet. However I still have waaaay more back pain then the average person and tend to get stiff muscles very... (more)

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Red_Robin 0 · July 10, 2012 at 5:10 AM

Vitamin D deficiency has to be considered in the management of fibromyalgia syndrome. Have you checked your leveLs?

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by 661 · September 16, 2014 at 7:40 PM

now i know tsh "doesn't matter" however my ft3 is too low and i have an rt3 problem AND my tsh is creeping up. i have AWFUL fibro. i can't strengthen bc my muscles all feel tight and just bad. i assume these are correlated? would taking... (more)

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karlamaree 0 · March 09, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Hi Holly, I am impressed your doc has tested your RT3, so few do. There is a lot of preliminary info out there relating fibro to low thyroid function (and low serotonin levels too). You said your Free T3 is low but not how low. Typical lab ranges... (more)

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Hey all, This may be a strange question, but I've been thinking about hiring a Paleo cook, and was wondering if anyone else has done it? Has it worked out? Was it expensive? How did you find one? I'm a single mom, full time grad student and have... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · October 23, 2011 at 4:33 PM

I was a personal chef until recently for about a year and a half for a single mama of young twins wanting to lose significant weight.I charged her $15 an hour for all my work, including shopping. I prepared meals for the whole week at my own... (more)

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by 1186 · September 16, 2014 at 7:28 PM

I'm helping my 30-year old sister, who for a long time has had many health problems including systemic fibromyalgia-type pain symptoms and insomnia, start to eat paleo, as of last week. Her prior diet was tons of sugar, chips, some cheap meat, and... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · August 29, 2011 at 12:52 AM

You don't say whether or not she's doing low-carb paleo or not, but I'd suspect that this is water loss from burning through stored glycogen. If she's doing low-carb, this shouldn't go on indefinitely. If she's cycling carbs, it could come and... (more)

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by 2949 · September 16, 2014 at 7:23 PM

I have a friend with fibromyalgia. She's 25 and is on a ton of meds, constantly in pain, was in the ER twice this past month for the pain. She told me she tried gluten free but it didn't help. I suggested to her to to cut out grains, sugar,... (more)

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David_Rourke 0 · May 31, 2011 at 12:24 AM

I know so many people with serious health problems who would almost certainly do better on paleo--but who have no interest in anything I have to say about the topic. Like trying to fix someone's love life when you know that person is not right for... (more)

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by 4896 · September 16, 2014 at 7:21 PM

FM came up occasionally in some threads and I was wondering what are people's experiences. My FM wasn't very severe, my main issue was constant fatigue, lack of energy, non restful sleep, waves of unspecified muscle pains (similar to very strong... (more)

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Lucy 0 · April 18, 2011 at 2:38 PM

I suggest you read one of Dr. John Sarno's books: 'The Mindbody Prescription', 'The Divided Mind: The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders',or 'Healing Back Pain - the mind-body connection'. He mentions Fybromyalgia and chronic fatigue as what he... (more)

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by 45 · September 16, 2014 at 7:15 PM

After watching that video by Dr. Lustig "The Bitter Truth" and after being on this diet for about a month. It seems like I wonder if we are eating too much and don't know when to stop. Robb says to eat to satiety and no calorie counting or... (more)

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Eva 0 · October 19, 2010 at 4:46 AM

I don't think the prob is unregulated access to food. I think the prob is what type of food. Even in the paleo, there were surely successful tribes that got all the food they needed for long periods, knew how to store food, etc, especially in... (more)

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by 961 · September 16, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Is there anyone lurking around here who has fibromyalgia? If yes, what are your symptoms? Is paleo helping you? Anyone else who has some info on fibromyalgia and paleo would be very welcome.

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Jessica_4 0 · April 21, 2011 at 2:44 AM

Hi, I am a 26 year old female and began manifesting symptoms of Fibromyalgia at age 11 after an abdominal surgery. I went for years without diagnosis and finally at 19 found a doctor who diagnosed me, but gave me no hope for relief as no... (more)