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Monday, April 25, 2011

Fibromyalgia

I thought some might like this info I shared with someone that emailed me about my Fibro.
Thanks! May I ask what types of vitamins you take? multi-vitamin BlueBonnet Multi-One no iron, Nature's Plus Black Cohosh time release for menapouse, Jarrow Probiotic, Life Solutions Liquid Super b-complex (I don't absorb b's so I take a liquid form), Vitamin D3. At night Carlson Chelated Magnesium, BlueBonnet Calcium. Magnesium and Calcium need each other to absorb. Best Prices I've found are online from Vita Cost, Total Health and Lucky Vitamin. Non of them carry everything that I take. I've tried other brands but they have fillers or didn't agree with my system. I worked with a nutrientionist and health food store owner to pick these brands. I do not eat preserved foods at all, not even cereal. You can try the gluten free organic cereal. Pretty much everything I eat is whole or from scratch. We rarely go out to eat ($$$) but wen we do there is no guarantee that there are no preservatives. I eat very limited amounts of foods that I do not make myself. One thing that is hard for me to cut out is sugar, Me too and the other is caffeine. I've sucessfully cut out almost all of my caffeine. It's hard and can take a year or so to accomplish it. My doctor recommends cutting them altogether but I have such a bad sweet tooth, especially for chocolate which has caffeine in it. I don't know how to find hormone-free meat . In you grocery store, there is a section of hormone, atibiotic free meats. Our Grocery store also has them in the butcher section.

I do have trouble with seratonin and melatonin, so I have to take medicine to replace them. Me too but did you know that seratonin is produced in the intestines so if we aren't eating leafy green vegetables then your body can't make the seratonin and melatonin. When I have flares, I can feel pretty depressed at the same time. Yes I know. It is not from a pity party. It just affects my system that way. I also cannot sleep without medicine. I will sleep until two in the morning, then I wake up.I use Flexiril to sleep 3 of them, it's a muscle relaxer but a side effect is sleep. Much better than the sleeping pills.