Although there is no exact dietary plan suitable for all fibromyalgia patients, avoiding certain foods can come with benefits. But first, it’s important to understand the difference between food sensitivity and food allergy in fibromyalgia.
Food Allergy VS Food Sensitivity
Food allergy is one’s immediate reaction to food allergens like nuts. This can manifest in the form of skin reactions or symptoms similar to hay fever. Food allergies can be fatal. In fact, even the slightest exposure can trigger extreme reactions.
Food sensitivity on the other hand, is not as severe as food allergies. Unlike a food allergy, food sensitivity often results in a slower (often chronic) reaction. Moreover, the effects are not as extreme as an allergic reaction.