Does the way you eat really affect flares and symptoms? I was just wanting some feedback. I know everyone's different, but I was just curious. I've been in a bad flare for days now, but I haven't been eating very much. Just don't have the appetite, and I feel nauseous every morning.
I cut out gluten, dairy, peanuts, sugar, and processed foods. Would have loved to see it help, but it really didn't and it made life so much sadder lol. I still don't eat gluten or peanuts due to new allergies, but the world seems slightly better with cheese and sweets from time to time. Long story short, I think it varies from person to person
Gave up gluten and coffee ... Back on gluten since I need the DX from the Rheumatologist .. but can't wait to give it up again cut my pain in half or more. Also doing magnesium ... And 5 htp ... But the 5 htp can't be mixed with lots of drugs
Yes I've been easing out of the caffeine. Seems like magnesium is a great thing to try too. I've been taking vitamin d as I have a very severe vitamin d deficiency as well. I've been meaning to try gluten free. My doctor told me to try the Mediterranean diet, and I've done like a slight tweak of it. I don't know the difference other then I've lost weight which is good I guess.
I have gone gluten free. It doesn't do much for my pain levels but I have more energy to work with the pain levels. I did try being dairy free and night-shade vegetable free which helped but my dietician said that gluten was the only evidence based item she could recommend.
I've been eating more on the run, hectic, grab quick fast food for 3 months. I feel like crap and my body stress has sent me into a fibro & Sjogrens flare. On top of the all over pain, my tongue & mouth is cover in pinprick bumps that tingle, burn and hurt (sjogrens-burning mouth). I knew all the stress and bad eating would catch up to me sooner or later.
Diet has a HUGE impact on my pain. I have fibro and arthritis. I'm allergic or sensitive to a lot of meds, so I try to treat things naturally. I eat a whole food, plant based diet (nothing processed or deep fried). I've also found there are certain foods that are pain triggers for me (soy and grapes). For me, food is medicine. After two years of diet changes my inflammation markers went from 90+ to 2. No meds involved. This basically eliminates arthritis (it feeds on inflammation) and allows me to focus on getting my fibro into remission.