Fibromyalgia flares can also be triggered by digestive disorders, food allergies or sensitivities. Certain food that we consume can trigger symptoms such as headaches/migraines, nausea, abdominal pain or discomfort, fatigue, joint pain or mess with the homeostasis of hormones causing heightened pain sensitivities and other emotional symptoms. According to medical studies, 99% of gluten sensitivity cases and 77% of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) cases remain undiagnosed in America alone. There has also been studies linking food allergies to chronic illnesses.
Keeping track of what you eat can therefore help you to find out what food or food chemical you may be sensitive to or if you suffer from any digestive disorders. Record down what you eat or drink every day and also record the symptoms you have each day. Try to look out for suspicious trends or take note of the food you had prior to a sudden fibro flare or worsening of fibro symptoms. If you suspect that you may be allergic to something, approach your health care provider to arrange for an allergy test.
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