This week it is Fibromyalgia awareness week please see our events on the home page as it is listed and starts today until the 12th of September.
What interests me is that foods that affect me badly as a coeliac also seem to affect those with FM like gluten and the dreaded polyols (sugars made form refined starch) as I avoid gluten like the plague and I avoid artificial sugars. These are known triggers for IBS too.
Here's a link with some excellent dietary advice for those with FM:
And here's another interesting link exploring connections and similarities with FM IBS and sjorgens syndrome:
When I was a teenager I was diagnosed with fibrositis which's now classed as Fibromyalgia but because I was young and fit I quickly learnt to use exercise and relaxation to keep the pain in my shoulders under control. Then everything changed after a bad bike crash where I injured my shoulder badly when I started using magnesium by dissolving Mg flakes in boiling water allowing to cool and then rubbing it on the affected area as MG is absorbed through our skin and is a natural muscle relaxant. Also lots of people are deficient in Mg so this is well worth investigating I feel.
As I know that we have many members with FM it'd be great if you could share your eating tips for reducing inflammation and improving your quality of life.
And lastly for any new members here's a link FMA-UK: