Hey Ginger and Always Agnes -- thanks for checking in on this subject. Absolutely, fibromyalgia is a most perplexing thing to tie down as to it causes. I find so may who are diagnosed with it have such totally different experiences of it. For instance, I am never out of a flare - I always have pain and it increases with changes in barometric pressure. I know others that are effected by weather too, but that is not true of the majority of people I have met. Nor am I bothered with anxiety or depression - thought the fatigue aspect is huge. I can't imagine having anxiety & depression on top of the pain, that would be so devastating!
I have noticed since beginning this WOE about a month ago a huge change in my sleep patterns - I used to have terrible insomnia, which is now for weeks seemingly a thing of the past. This helps with the fatigue aspect, but unlike others here that have seen their symptoms disappear, I haven't had any change in the pain levels.
None-the-less, I appreciate people checking in on this subject because I am learning a lot about how other people are coping and I am so impressed that people seem to have found things that have worked for them. As for eating this way, it has improved things in other areas for me besides the fibro - so even if it's not making much of a dent for me in that, I personally would NEVER GO BACK to SAD
Since you're sleeping better and the fatigue has lessened, maybe you'll see more improvement in the pain as time goes on.
Fibromyalgia can co-exist and overlap with other things. Insomnia in and of itself is a "thing" if you know what I mean. It can aggravate fibro. Other "things" include restless leg syndrome, IBS, arthritis, migraines, etc.. I've had 2 fibro flares. The first was the worst and longest lived. The last was a few years ago and happened when I attempted to quit smoking. Broken brain.
I still have tender points, so I guess I still have fibro. Most of the time I forget about it. The other things tend to be more active pains in my butt, meaning they are more evident or recurring. IBS, no real rhyme or reason to it. Restless legs, the same. I don't like when RS visits because it messes up my sleep. I gotta have my sleep!
Before I changed my diet to lowfat plant-based, I was having pains (elbows, feet, hip bones) that I wouldn't attribute to fibro, more arthritis-like. Foot cramps/pain/spasms were a big problem. I still don't know how big a part low vitamin D is in any of it. Or menopause. So, I just live my life. One day at a time. Ya know they say what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.