Oh my it's possible that you could have fibro too. I think the diagnosis tends to rely on at least 11 points, but I had like 8 for years and plenty of pain intermittently up until the diagnosis. I sure hope it's not so though - one is enough.
I kind of worry about that itchy, scaly patch on the back of my left leg that I have had for years. I always wondered if it was psoriasis. Well, gee it must have been there for 10 years and now its completely gone - along with alot of other symptoms
But the fibro is definitely still with me - this weather system has been reminding not to get to cocky about the improvements I have been having! Yesterday - with the barometric pressure dropping continuously for hours - I had the worst pain ever, well the second worst - the barometer went to 29.4 here on St Paddy's day and I wish I'd have had a jug of Irish whiskey to have helped me through that!
Though the drop was not that much or for as long as on the 17th, yesterday was just unbearable. Mercifully, I slept through a bunch of it. Yet that meant I didn't sleep last night - so because of no sleep today the pain lingers - despite the pressure going up.
I am pretty sure the phrase - "gets you coming and going" was invented for weather associated pain because it's just completely accurate.
I haven't been on for ever - partly because my computers hard drive had to be replaced and also because I have been busy being darned sick and also going to a bunch of family events despite myself.
I have done well at all these events as far as eating McDougall - though not MWL in all cases. I have gained some about a pound and a half but it's really hard to tell if it's water retention from the weather ( seriously once a storm is gone for good I can drop as much as three pounds in a day) or the piece of chocolate/chocolate cake I ate at my Uncle's 85th birthday party!
As bad as that small binge was - I have found something that recovers my tummy and gut fast after gluten and non-McDougall exposure. Not that I will find excuses to test this - but it is worth knowing that it works for me.
turns out if I eat fermented veggies - like raw fermented cabbage or Kimche before and after an exposure - my gut will not hurt for days afterwards.I can't say this will work for others, but a good dose of probiotics - seems to have helped my avoid the really bad discomfort I had before going off of MWL.
So, I will always have Kimchee in the fridge - though I don't intend to be off diet much - things like rice have thrown me for a loop in past. I learned from someone here Lundberg is our best best because they do provide gluten free - just like the oats from bob's Red Mill. The rice and oats don't contain gluten of themselves - that is if they were grown in proximity to gluten crops or rotated in fields that have grown them.
I have found some real improvement to the digestive tract having started regular consumption of the Kimchee. It's a unique product to be sure and spicy but I often mix it in with other sald green and veggies and it cuts the spiciness down when I am not in the mood for that taste. I am getting 1/2 cup of it a day to fulfill my probiotics requirement and haven't had a days problem gut-wise since I have taken it up. So that's some good news to counteract all the whining, hehehehe