Fibromyalgia can be difficult to diagnose and difficult to treat, especially considering researchers are only just beginning to understand the underlying mechanisms of this very painful condition. In addition to the widespread discomfort and fatigue suffered by people with fibromyalgia, dealing with those symptoms every day can be emotionally and psychologically draining, so it’s not surprising that a lot of these same individuals also have struggles with depression. Even though researchers are still learning how fibromyalgia “works,” they do know monitoring your diet and being careful of the foods you eat can help reduce symptoms — sometimes dramatically. If you have fibromyalgia, here are nine simple tips to make sure your diet is working to reduce your symptoms, not make them worse.
Nutrition is keyNine tips may sound like a lot to remember, but most of these tips are based on good common sense. Once you start shopping with these tips in mind, you'll start to get a "feel" for the foods you should be choosing and those you should avoid. By identifying the "good" and "bad" foods in your local market, you can make a list of "fibromyalgia-friendly" foods to reference when you shop so trips to the store are a lot faster and simpler.