I have fresh vegetables including broccoli (Danny Ray is saying “I told you so LOL”). Meats, high in protein (good for diabetics) and no carbs.
One of my problems with the insulin is that my meals must be more regulated. No eating, munching whenever I feel like it. Will be good in the long run and may even lose weight, but driving me crazy right now.
My fitbit announced at 2PM that I had hit my walking goal for the day. My goal is still low. It is just under 2000 steps per day right now. May be time to raise it.
My antidepressant is still working except for the mood swings (manic right now, or maybe hypo-manic) and I am sleeping too much still. Appointment tomorrow. She might lower it or raise the mood stabilizer. This has been the best one so far aside from the initial reaction to the Cymbalta which lasted 8 months.
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.
Many people don’t realized just how hard eating healthy can be for someone with Fibromyalgia. I can’t just go grocery shopping and shop the whole store. I can only handle a quick trip which means it is harder to keep fresh, healthy food available without making multiple trips to the grocery store. Too much shopping can cause a flare.
Those of us with Fibromyalgia tend to rely heavily on convenience foods and frozen meals to make food preparation easier to handle. We don’t have the stamina for long grocery trips or cooking large meals and then cleaning up. Fast food becomes more frequent.
Of course our diets may enter into the reason why we have such bad flare-ups. There are some foods that are definitely not recommended for people with Fibromyalgia. Sugar is one of the major ones and if you have a gluten allergy, you have to watch the foods that contain gluten which is in a lot of convenience foods. Foods that we tend to eat a lot of due to the convenience and not wanting to up our pain by over-exerting ourselves.