Monday, July 19, 2010


When reading through Dr. St. Amand's book, "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibromyalgia" I also came across this term:

"FIBROGLYCEMIA" = Fibromyalgia + Hypoglycemia. Basically, that us fibromites are very sensitive and intolerant of carbohydrates.

I can see this, as I have cut waaaaaaaaaay back on my sugar intake, as well as processed carbs (white bread, flour etc.) -- I have tried to follow the low Glycemic Index Diet, and I have noticed I do feel MUCH better the stricter I stick to the diet.

Anyone else experience this, too?


  1. No, I didn’t try this although, before I was diagnosed with Fibro, I had cut back on sugar and white bread in an effort to have better health.

  2. I have actually noticed that cutting back on carbohydrates makes me feel worse. Not that I eat tons of carbs, but I am fond of them. Perhaps my vegetarian diet has something to do with it? In any case, it's made me skeptical of anyone who claims certain dietary changes will help everyone. We've all got different dietary needs, after all, to best manage our differing symptoms.

  3. Sounds like a good theory Kinkatia. I agree that I think everyone's dietary needs ate individualized, it's good that you listen to your body and recognize what makes your body feel best.