Hi , this is the first time I have posted on here. It’s a bit of a long storey but stick with it , it will be worth it .
Just over a year ago after years of pain that progressively got worst I was finally diagnosed with fibromyalgia . Good news in one way as I finally had an answer to what was causing the pain, devastating in another as so far there appears to be no cure and it has the ability to destroy so many areas of our lives.
I was struggling to continue to work and my relationship with my husband was strained to say the least. Family occasions instead of looking forward to them I dreaded them , fearful I wouldn’t be able to get through them never mind enjoy them . I felt useless and a burden . Instead of the one that supported and cared for my beautiful family , they were doing that for me .
Once diagnosed many of them educated them selves on exactly what fibromyalgia was in an attempt to help and understand. I can’t tell you how blessed I felt as I know not all sufferers have been so lucky .
I decided to accept I had this bloody illness but swore it would not define me and that I would do everything I could to help myself.
It was time to make some changes . I read anything I could get my hands on about dealing with fibromyalgia . Reduced as much stress in my life as possible which included letting go of a life long dream of running my own interiors business, god that was heart braking as my husband and I had already invested so much money into it and it was just started to come together when this illness really took hold .
The other area of my life I looked at in depth was my diet . My husband loves to cook and we have always believed we ate quite a healthy diet , probably like so many others around the world . Meat veg fish low fat milk Marge and deserts . From day one my husband has always done the shopping and the cooking and to be honest I hadn’t really took much notice of what ingredients he was using to make our meals .
Going on what I was reading about healthy diets we ticked all the boxes . I then came across some information that told of the dreadful effects of sugar in our foods produced today . I thought well that doesn’t effect me because we don’t eat processed food .... or so I thought!
For quickness , we both work full time , like so many other families we used jarred sauces , BIG mistake those things are full of sugar !
I decided to take my husband grocery shopping after working out a weeks menu that didn’t include sugar. At first he was really unimpressed but after only a couple of weeks we both couldn’t believe the difference in how we both felt and also looked .
It’s only been about ten weeks now and I can say hand on heart I am pain free !!! Honestly ... it’s like a miracle has taken place . My energy levels have increased and I can walk again and not only can I walk again I can walk distances ! I haven’t taken any pain killers for about 6 weeks and I’ve never needed them . Today I cleaned two bathrooms and gutted the lounge ... no problem.
I’m not saying this will work for everyone as I really don’t know that. but it’s worked for me so it’s possible it could work for you too . It’s worth a try isn’t it ? You have nothing to loose but an awful lot to gain if it does work for you.
I’m not telling you about what has happened to me for any financial gain or to market some magical crack pot remedy, I’m sharing this with you beautiful people because I want you to feel like I do .
One important thing you need to know if you do want to do this is sugar is in flour so white bread and pasta is a big no no , sugar is in things you would never have guessed had sugar in it, so check the ingredients on everything !
I have an extremely sweet tooth so I have honey instead of sugar in my tea and on my cereal and that really works for me.
Please please try it and let me know how you get on.
If this helps just one of you guys I will be happy for the rest of my life .
Ps my interior company is not only back on track it’s taken off and expanded . So don’t give up hope and never give up on your dreams, just keep looking for ways to do it that will work for you
My love to you all Elaine xxxxx