I have been suffering with fibromyalgia for over 10 years, (I am a slim 40yr old female) & hit rock bottom a year ago, wondering how I would carry on with such pain, and it was getting worse. I was put on lyrica and then cymbalta by the pain management team, but was getting breakthrough pain even on the highest dose. The side effects were loss of libido and loss of that spark in my personality.
I googled 'fibromyalgia naturally' and knew my next action must be to change my diet. I cut out gluten, dairy, sugar, caffeine and alcohol. Within a week I knew it was working. My pain levels are so much more managable now. After 9 weeks I have finally come off the last of my meds. I can now sleep on my hips, my 4 yr old climbs on me and It doesn't hurt, and my energy levels are slowly increasing- the results of these dietary changes has turned my life around.
On many of the fibro info sites I read that diet isn't related to fibromyalgia, others recommend a healthy diet but don't elaborate. I just wanted to share my experience because a healthy diet can mean many things. I had cut out wheat a few months prior, but it didn't make a difference to my pain levels, it just wasn't enough. I thought I would never have the mental strength to give up the foods I love, but in the end I didn't have a choice. Maybe when you don't know where to turn next you'll try it too.