Fibromyalgia Pain Relief: Control Your Carbohydrates Intake

Fibromyalgia has been associated with reactive hypoglycemia. Reactive hypoglycemia usually occurs a couple of hours after one takes a large portion of carbohydrates. It causes symptoms such as headache, dizziness, anxiety, fatigue and sugar or carbs cravings. Furthermore, whenever high amounts of carbohydrates are consumed, it causes a corresponding increment in insulin production which can increase pain sensitivity.

Limit your carbohydrates consumption, but do not abstain from it because an appropriate amount of carbohydrates is still essential for normal brain functioning; unlike the rest our body, our brain only gets energy from glucose.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

9 thoughts on “Fibromyalgia Pain Relief: Control Your Carbohydrates Intake

  1. Doctor Jonathan

    Although many people over consume unhealthy forms of carbohydrates believing the brain needs this for fuel, it is important to realize the brain can also use FAT for fuel. The brain is 60+% FAT! It does not rely solely on carbohydrates. Personally I do believe all three macronutrients (carbs, proteins and fats) should be part of a healthy nutrition plan. I just wanted to make certain your readers were clear that the brain does NOT rely on sugar (carbohydrates) exclusively.

    The pain response (commonly brought on) by an inflammatory response to these unhealthy carbs will aggravate fibromyalgia. This is good information for your readers to know.

    Glad to see you providing this info. to help those suffering from fibromyalgia.

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    1. Tessa Post author

      My intake is high and I have Fibro and Diabetes and carbs are not good for them either. There are many disorders worsened by sugars. I have terrible cramps all over.



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