Bees with Fibromyalgia..

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I know two people who have it.  One played soccer and did quite a bit of running.  If anything, she was probably underweight at times.

The other I didn’t know as well, just someone in a different area at work.  She had a later schedule because mornings were hardest for her, and she needed time for herself in the morning.  She was slender, and looked like she had an ideal weight.

Some of the factors are cyclic for some people.  I don’t have fibro, but I do have issues with pain at times.

When I don’t feel well I don’t want to have to prepare food.  There are times when it just hurts too much to chop anything.  When exhausted, it’s easier to just order takeout.

Pain can also cause cravings and decrease will power.  Some foods can even temporarily relieve pain.

Who wants to work out when they hurt?  I’ve had days where I dreaded going to fitness classes, which I loved.  After the fact I usually felt better, but there were days when it did make it worse.  It can be difficult to know when it’s going to make things worse.

Pain can interrupt sleep.  Sometimes during the day someone needs a nap, but that can interfer with their ability to sleep at night.

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee

My mom has Fibro and she is very healthy, she eats mostly organic and no packaged foods. She exercises as much as her pain level will tolerate. I actually know a couple people with fibro and none of them are really unhealthy people other than their FM. it’s such an unfortunate illness, so unfair!

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@MichiganGirl24:  I don’t follow people around to know all of their specific habits.  The person I know who plays soccer appears to have a fairly healthy lifestyle.

Lifestyle alone doesn’t determine health.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@MichiganGirl24:  You seemed to dismiss the two examples I gave.  If there were a bunch of responses from people who had it, I wouldn’t have bothered.  Since there weren’t any at the time, I responded about people who had a healthy lifestyle as far as I could tell.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My Mother is 55 and has been living with fibromyalgia for the past 15 years. She has always been an extremely healthy person with an active lifestyle and clean eating habits. Since she was   diagnosed she has taken her diet even further avoiding meat and dairy and processed foods. She ate very little of these before but now eats none of it. My Mom continues to be active as much as possible through walking and yoga but she cannot excercise like she once did and it has been heartbreaking for her. She lives in constant pain but has seen improvement by not overdoing herself, diet and alternative health care. The sad thing about Fibro is that Doctors are useless in treating the condition and only provide pain meds, turning patients into zombies or addicts. My Mom has chosen to live with pain rather than take these meds because she doesn’t want to miss out on living her life. After many years she had to face that she cannot work. This too has helped her condition but of course means financially they struggle. Recently she discovered an alternative medicine doctor that has helped immensely. Tests revealed she has two viruses, one being Ebstein Barr that is thought to cause Fibromyalgia. She has intravenious hydrochloride treatments once a week that have literally changed her life. This along with chiropractic care, clean living and pacing herself have meant that she now can do more with less pain. So the answer is yes healthy people get fibro and I don’t believe unhealthy eating or lack of excercise cause this autoimmune disorder. However those diagnosed will benefit from eating clean, moderate activity and seeking out alternative therapies. These people are in immense pain 24/7 and the hardest part is having people think its all in their head or that they are at fault. They need empathy and understanding. If the women you know want to have a better quality of life they should clean up their diet, get tested for Epstein bar and also gluten sensitivity. 

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@MichiganGirl24:  Ok, that makes sense.  It was why I pointed out the schedule of the person I didn’t know welll.  She found a flexible job to work with a lifestyle that helped out her health.  What I know about her lifestyle appeared healthy.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@MichiganGirl24:  My mom has fibro and she is a healthy person.

She has always been active + eats well.  She used to be a full time landscaper when she was younger.  Now she she still has her landscape business on the side, but is an event planner.

My mom’s fibro tends to get worse in the winter, and comes and goes- in terms of pain, etc….

I sometimes wonder if I have it, but I have not been diagnosed.  I sit somewhere in the middle.

I don’t eat fast food all the time, but I don’t ban it.  I used to be a server- which made me quite active (worked 5-6 days a week night shifts)- and I’d still have sypmtoms.

 

While diet and excercise likely play a role (as they do in everything)- I don’t know that they are EVERYTHING.  It’s possible that they may have succumbed to that lifestyle due to thier fibro- who knows.  (I’m not defending them, just saying)–

 

But, there’s your example (my mom) of someone who lives a healthy lifestyle but still has fibromyalgia!

Post # 15
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Busy bee

@MichiganGirl24:  In my experience it is actually quite hard to get a FM diagnosis, it may be different in the U.S.

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