How Much Sugar?

Fibromyalgia

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  • 07 Jul 2010 6:25 AM
    Message # 377728
    I was recently advised that I suffer from Fibromylagia and that I must suffer this for the rest of my life.  I did endure significant stress in a job that I gave up last year and as the body readjusted itself from that stress it began to exhibit signs of pain/inflammation.  I do not accept that I must have this disease for the rest of my life so have embarked upon my own research about the disease and how stress and diet can lead us to ill health and internal inflammation.  I heard David Gillespie being interviewed on ABC radio recently and was captivated by what his own research has proved.  My brother has also espoused the virtues of getting off sugar and advised that going 'cold turkey' is the only way to do it - he had suffered back pain and was told an operation would be necessary.  He deleted sugar, wheat and dairy from his diet for a short time as he listened to his own body tell him what worked and what didn't - he has a sugar free diet now and has a back which works just fine these days. I am about to give up sugar as I have tried the 'cut down' approach and it doesn't work - I imagine the cravings are what a drug addict must feel and it's not nice - we are addicts - it's just that we are able to coat it in sugar which is acceptable in society.
  • 07 Jul 2010 7:32 AM
    Reply # 377735 on 377728
    Anonymous
    Fiona Brown wrote:I was recently advised that I suffer from Fibromylagia and that I must suffer this for the rest of my life.  I did endure significant stress in a job that I gave up last year and as the body readjusted itself from that stress it began to exhibit signs of pain/inflammation.  I do not accept that I must have this disease for the rest of my life so have embarked upon my own research about the disease and how stress and diet can lead us to ill health and internal inflammation.  I heard David Gillespie being interviewed on ABC radio recently and was captivated by what his own research has proved.  My brother has also espoused the virtues of getting off sugar and advised that going 'cold turkey' is the only way to do it - he had suffered back pain and was told an operation would be necessary.  He deleted sugar, wheat and dairy from his diet for a short time as he listened to his own body tell him what worked and what didn't - he has a sugar free diet now and has a back which works just fine these days. I am about to give up sugar as I have tried the 'cut down' approach and it doesn't work - I imagine the cravings are what a drug addict must feel and it's not nice - we are addicts - it's just that we are able to coat it in sugar which is acceptable in society.


    Fiona .. it will be really interesting to see if deleting sugar affects your fibromyalgia - its a condition about which there seem to be more theories than evidence.  Please let us know how you go!

    Cheers

    David.

  • 08 Jul 2010 4:46 PM
    Reply # 378878 on 377728
    Fiona Brown wrote:I was recently advised that I suffer from Fibromylagia and that I must suffer this for the rest of my life.  I did endure significant stress in a job that I gave up last year and as the body readjusted itself from that stress it began to exhibit signs of pain/inflammation.  I do not accept that I must have this disease for the rest of my life so have embarked upon my own research about the disease and how stress and diet can lead us to ill health and internal inflammation.  I heard David Gillespie being interviewed on ABC radio recently and was captivated by what his own research has proved.  My brother has also espoused the virtues of getting off sugar and advised that going 'cold turkey' is the only way to do it - he had suffered back pain and was told an operation would be necessary.  He deleted sugar, wheat and dairy from his diet for a short time as he listened to his own body tell him what worked and what didn't - he has a sugar free diet now and has a back which works just fine these days. I am about to give up sugar as I have tried the 'cut down' approach and it doesn't work - I imagine the cravings are what a drug addict must feel and it's not nice - we are addicts - it's just that we are able to coat it in sugar which is acceptable in society.
    Hi Fiona,
    I feel for you.  My mum has had Lupus for a few years now (a similar inflammatory illness) and I would love for her to get well too.  Deep down I know that sugar is the problem.  Funnily enough she was diagnosed with hypoglycaemia when she was in her 40s.  With a similar constitution to hers I know that I will end up with it all too if I don't do something different.
    I hope you feel better soon.  I know that as soon as I cut sugar my joint stiffness completely goes, so I hope the pain leaves you soon.
    Anthea
  • 13 Aug 2010 6:49 PM
    Reply # 402533 on 377728
    Deleted user
    Hi Fiona, I have a friend who suffers from Fybro, so I would be very interested to know how things are going for you, so I can pass any good news on to her. Michelle
  • 08 Sep 2010 6:31 AM
    Reply # 415100 on 377728
    Fiona Brown wrote:I was recently advised that I suffer from Fibromylagia and that I must suffer this for the rest of my life.  I did endure significant stress in a job that I gave up last year and as the body readjusted itself from that stress it began to exhibit signs of pain/inflammation.  I do not accept that I must have this disease for the rest of my life so have embarked upon my own research about the disease and how stress and diet can lead us to ill health and internal inflammation.  I heard David Gillespie being interviewed on ABC radio recently and was captivated by what his own research has proved.  My brother has also espoused the virtues of getting off sugar and advised that going 'cold turkey' is the only way to do it - he had suffered back pain and was told an operation would be necessary.  He deleted sugar, wheat and dairy from his diet for a short time as he listened to his own body tell him what worked and what didn't - he has a sugar free diet now and has a back which works just fine these days. I am about to give up sugar as I have tried the 'cut down' approach and it doesn't work - I imagine the cravings are what a drug addict must feel and it's not nice - we are addicts - it's just that we are able to coat it in sugar which is acceptable in society.


    Hi Fiona,

    I too have Fibromyalgia (and CFS), so I will be interested to see if this diet helps my conditions.

    Jenny

  • 11 Sep 2010 3:29 AM
    Reply # 416745 on 377728

    I have suffered with Fibromyalgia for many years and am taking and tried so many different medications. Things did very bad during a very stressful time in my life a few years ago. I dont feel as though I am back to where I was before. There is definitely a family history of the illness. I have been doing some research and keep reading aboout high insulin and fibromyalgia going hand in hand. My hope is to at least be comfortable and  not have night pain. I am wondering how others are going who have fibromyalgia on the sugar free diet. I am at day 14 and doing well, the first week and a half was hell with bad pain but things appear to be settling down this week.

    If anyone is having success please let me and others know.

    Your help is appreciated Anna O'Loughlin

  • 12 Nov 2010 10:43 PM
    Reply # 462113 on 377728
    Deleted user

    I have fibromyalgia I am not great for taking pills so always try and manage the pain without them.

    I try and do lots of exercise walking, swimming, cycling I have found since starting the sugar free programme I have lost a little weight and at times I am free of pain

    Hopefully as time goes by the pain might go.

    I still cant believe how much sugar is in everything.

    I am looking forward to having my diabetic check up next week to see the effect not having sugar is making on my blood results and cholestrol etc.

    Look forward to reading all the blogs

    Debra

     

  • 19 Apr 2011 1:28 AM
    Reply # 573256 on 377728
    Hi all, I'm new to the forums and was interested to see this topic here.  I've had fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue since a very severe bout of glandular fever way back in 1992.  This is only day 19 of my being sugar free, so I haven't noticed any change in my fibro symptoms yet - have those of you who have been sugar free for a while now?
    Cheers,
    Caity
  • 20 Apr 2011 4:55 AM
    Reply # 573904 on 377728
    Is there a connection between fructose and chronic fatigue syndrome?
  • 03 May 2014 5:00 PM
    Reply # 1546705 on 377728
    Deleted user
    I took sugar out of my diet a couple of years ago.  Anbd the difference was simply amazing.
    pain levels dropped significantly.
    I have fallen off the wagon - per se in the last 6 months, and i need to get back on.

    it made a huge difference and i encourage anybody with Fibro or CFS/ME (i have both) to do this.


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