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Old 08-29-2012, 14:32   #11
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Oh, yes, I was told by a medical friend NEVER say you suspect fibro, you land on the whacko list automatically.

I had it in my 30's. What helped was fixing my THYROID. I totally have sympathy for fibro sufferers, on both the horrible physical pain, and on the way people treat you. I worked FT throughout the pain. I suspect my thyroid was storming and then insufficient, for at least 10 years.


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As a point of clarification - I'm someone who has fibro and had it long before my diabetes. As a matter of fact, when I got it, I was trim, working full-time, hiked on the weekends, travelled frequently, loaded with energy, and was the picture of health.

Fortunately, because of this, I was never accused by either friends or family of being a malingerer or lazy or any of the rest of it, but knew plenty of people who were and felt very badly for the prejudice and stigma they encountered.

Just as there are misconceptions about who gets diabetes, the same is true of fibromyalgia.
Did not mean to insinuate that fibro is not real; I just noticed that many diabetics also suffer from fibro. Seems perhaps a correlation? How long were we actually diabetic before we found out we were? I believe diabetes can affect more than just our organs.

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Old 08-29-2012, 19:03   #13
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Most of the people I know who have fibro (and having been in fibro communities I have some anecdotal info) do not have diabetes. Fibro sufferers, for example, have 3x the amt of Substance P (pain receptor) in their spinal fluid, and I'm not seeing a diabetic connection. Maybe it's because for me the two are so distinct, separated by some 20 years, that if there was a correlation in my case it would be that the fibro caused the diabetes!

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Thank you all so much.

I also have migraine, and today is a bad day, so I can`t be online much. But I have read everyones posts, and will reread them when I don`t feel like amputating my head!

Today was a pretty descent day, foodwise. Still plenty of room for improvement, but it was ok. I`m very low income, so I can`t always buy everything I want and need right away. So I have to make do with the food I have in the house, until next shoppingday.

Now, off to bed!

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Woke up today to LoveBug (my son) complaining he was hot.. His temperature was 104, and after a few hours I started feeling sick, too. So, we are feeling like cr#%, and my main focus is to "survive" the weekend.

I will absolutely continue forward on this diabetes-adventure, no doubt. I just need to focus on getting both myself and my son well before I start doing the bigger changes. I need to feel ok before I do something drastic to my food.

I will use this weekend to read and learn more!

Are there any blogs/articles with lots of yummy recipes, perhaps? (I`m a very visual person, and love to see pictures of the recipes. Makes them more real to me.)

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I'm not a vegetarian, but usually only meat meat once a day...if that and usually at lunch. Otherwise, I have a bowl of oatmeal in the morning and a vegetable and legume salad at dinner.

On the surface, it seems that all you have to do is to give up the sweetened chocolate. But don't replace it with artificially sweetened chocolate. It creates two problems, the brain registers "sweet," causing first overeating and then, other reactions thinking it's sugar.

Moderate your grains. Veggies and fruit are very healthy. You'll pick up all the fats you need to survive by "accident" through nuts and other things...

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Are there any blogs/articles with lots of yummy recipes, perhaps? (I`m a very visual person, and love to see pictures of the recipes.
This might get you started:

Buttoni's Low Carb Recipes
Healthy Gluten Free Recipes | Elana's Pantry
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Linda's Low Carb Menus & Recipes - Recipes
All Day I Dream About Food | Low Carb Recipes, Amazing Food | Innovative Low Carb, Gluten-Free Recipes
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I Breathe... I'm Hungry...

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