Earlier this year (I can't believe I'm already saying that - it's March!) I was telling you about some aches and pains I was having that seemed to be increasing. I also told you that I was looking into ways to improve them. I feel like I have done that (somewhat) successfully. Of course some days are better than others. I have to tell you that I haven't been diagnosed with anything and I'm not really self-diagnosing either. But what I can tell you is that almost everything I was dealing with lined up to fibromyalgia systems. Steps I have taken to help with my systems have helped a great deal. After doing research on the subject I found out that many doctors will say that it's true if you have 13 (or 15 - depending on who you talk to) out of 18 pain points. I can say that I have different levels of pain and/or aches in 16 out of 18 of them.
So what have I done to make these improvements?
First and foremost I have upped my B Vitamin intake. I have also added Spirulina and Chlorella tablets. I've always LOVED Turmeric so I have increased my intake in that as well! I have been wearing different bras for the past couple of months. They are high impact sports bras. I have changed the way I sleep. I used to be a side sleeper and have changed to laying on my back.
I have picked up many things from Forks Over Knives, Dr. McDougall, and the Hallelujah Diet. All of which are plant based. Each day I have been trying to learn more and more and implement something new. So far I have seen a HUGE difference. I will continue to report on things I find to be helpful.