Anyone have any thoughts as to Paleo and the potential positive effects it could have on Fibromyalgia. My girlfriend suffers from chronic pain and I was wondering if anyone out there has/had suffered from the condition and went Paleo and saw positive effects as a result?
Yep. Since going paleo, I was surprised that almost all chronic pain was gone, together with the fibro fog. I had energy suddenly and started to work out. I still have over-sensitivity to touch and the trigger points, but there is no comparison, it's amazing how much it has changed! I am a new person now. ETA: joints pains and acute/random muscle pain also almost disappeared. I think I still need more time to recover after a more heavy activity than a healthy individual would, but it's really fine with me :)
It really helped a family member of mine. I wouldn't say she's eating strict Paleo, mainly she cut grains and sugar... I think she's a big fan of Mercola. Apparently it's been a huge relief for her though.
I was just reading that taking a chelated magnesium supplement can help with this. No evidence to pass on, just some casual reading. Have you tried that? I would imagine eating Paleo would naturally increase Mg levels anyway.
Yup, elimination of wheat products and sugar will help eliminate inflammation in the body tremendously. And supplementation with Vit D3 will help a bunch also.
The Quilt who posts here wants his patients to be at 70 to 100ng/ml serum level. Can be achieved by 10,000IU Vit D3 gel caps daily for three months and then 5000IU per day thereafter.
I use Now Brand 5000IU gel caps I get from http://www.swansonsvitamins.com
Hi, I started my Paleo diet less than a week ago. My concerns were that as a sufferer of Fibromyalgia it may do more harm than good. I have experienced some tenderness to my left upper leg, mild/moderate. I am eager to see good results...time will tell.
I never had a diagnosis of fibro, but spent most of my life in great pain--7 out of 10 on a perceived pain scale was my baseline, often worse. Low carb helped but when I eliminated grains and upped the fats pain went to ZERO.
Fibro is an inflammatory and auto/ immune process, Paleo can only help because it eliminates the cause.