13 triggers that can make your fibromyalgia worse

Sometimes life with fibromyalgia can feel like navigating through a minefield. There is an endless amount of “mines” that can aggravate your symptoms, which causes your fibromyalgia to become inflamed. You should proceed with caution, since even a misstep can have an impact on you for days while trying to recover from the pain or damage caused.

Understanding what these threats are and how to treat them can help you as you try to navigate the minefield of fibromyalgia. While everyone responds differently to the various threats or triggers, there are a handful of threats that all people with fibromyalgia should know about. We have put together a list of 15 different things that can cause your fibromyalgia symptoms to become inflamed.

# 1: MSG (monosodium glutamate)

MSG is a flavor enhancer found in many of the processed foods we buy in grocery stores, as well as in some fruits and vegetables. MSG and other food additives activate neurons that increase pain sensitivity in patients with fibromyalgia. In a study of patients with fibromyalgia conducted by researchers at the Malcolm Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Florida, they found that “they all had a complete or almost complete resolution of their symptoms in the months after the elimination of monosodium glutamate (MSG). or MSG plus aspartame. of your diet. ” [one]

The study concluded that “the elimination of MSG and other excitotoxins from the diets of fibromyalgia patients offers a benign treatment option that has the potential for dramatic results in a subset of patients.”

Possible health problems linked to MSG.

Common foods that contain MSG include frozen dinners, Chinese foods, canned vegetables or soups, tomatoes, potatoes, mushrooms, Parmesan cheeses and more. When shopping at the supermarket, check the label for MSG or monosodium glutamate. There are also other names for this or other ingredients that have a high MSG content, but they are not required to say it. Look for these ingredients on food labels:

Glutamic acid (E 620) 2

Glutamate (E 620)

Yeast extract

Anything hydrolyzed



# 2: Weather

As many as 92 {7e42071b14ee2e8f2fc2ef24c20bb0ab305ccdb09066d1e679a9e59b9a43d223} of patients with fibromyalgia report that weather has an effect on their symptoms. The most common weather events associated with outbreaks of fibromyalgia symptoms are extreme temperatures (too hot or too cold), changes in barometric pressure and rapid changes over time. While research on the real effects of climate is limited, it is evident from the overwhelming reports of real patients that climate may play a role.

For some, taking extra precautions to combat the effects of weather (that is, staying hydrated in extreme heat) can help minimize their impact on your fibromyalgia. In extreme cases, moving to different climates can help. In fact, Lyne Matalana, President of the National Fibromyalgia Association, once commented: “I know people who have packed and moved their families because they felt that another part of the country would be more comfortable for them. It can be so intense. “

# 3: Over-effort

As individuals who face the symptoms of fibromyalgia every day, we know better than anyone that we should control our rhythm. Even so, this remains one of the biggest pitfalls for people living with fibromyalgia. We may have a good day and think that our bodies can handle more than they can, or we can even know that we have reached our limit, but for whatever reason we keep pushing.

Regardless of your situation, excess effort can have a lasting negative effect on your symptoms. Eventually, the pain will catch up and you may spend more time recovering than if you had not exceeded your limits. It can take a lot of discipline to recognize your limits and your pace, so it is important to be aware of your body and its limits. Of course, there will also be many days when your body never allows you to get going in the first place, so the “rhythm” is not a problem.

# 4: Sugar (Simple Carbohydrates)

Simple carbohydrates, by definition, are carbohydrates composed of one or two sugars. They are a quick source of energy, but this temporary impulse is usually followed by a shock in the energy levels. Since patients with fibromyalgia are also more sensitive to changes in blood sugar, simple carbohydrates should be limited or eliminated from our diet.

In addition to affecting energy levels, excessive consumption of sugar can lead to other negative health outcomes, such as nerve damage. Excessive sugar consumption causes our nerves to swell as water is absorbed by them. At the same time, sugar makes the outer layer of nerve cells less flexible, causing them to crack and tear. Ultimately, this process can cause damage to the nerves, which often causes pain, numbness or tingling in the extremities.

If you suffer from fibromyalgia, it is very likely that you fight daily against fatigue and exhaustion. For many patients with fibromyalgia, these are common symptoms. As such, things like coffee or energy drinks can seem like a blessing to help you get through the day. While they provide a great boost of energy, the caffeine contained in these beverages can worsen your fibromyalgia and, in many cases, have an opposite effect on your energy levels.

# 6: Daily

Many people who suffer from fibromyalgia are lactose intolerant, which can cause symptoms such as bloating, gas, pain and cramping. If you suspect that you may be lactose intolerant, try going dairy-free for a few weeks to see if you notice any improvement. If you do not want to eliminate dairy products altogether, try to avoid pasteurized dairy products and consume only raw and organic dairy products. Some patients with fibromyalgia have found this to be more tolerable.

# 7: lack of sleep

Sleeping is an enigma for those who suffer from fibromyalgia. On the one hand, the symptoms of fibromyalgia can hinder sleep, which often leads to sleep problems such as insomnia. On the other hand, lack of sleep can increase pain sensitivity and aggravate some of the symptoms of fibromyalgia. It is a vicious cycle that can be difficult to break.

According to a recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia in patients with chronic conditions may provide better (and longer lasting) relief from insomnia than some prescription drugs. [2] Regardless of the approach you take, getting the best possible night’s rest (in these circumstances) is essential if you have fibromyalgia.

# 8: Long naps

Given the difficulties with sleep problems and the resulting fatigue often associated with fibromyalgia, naps during the day are often a necessity for many patients. While naps may be a necessity, it is best to avoid taking long and frequent naps. In a study with more than a thousand adults who suffered from fibromyalgia, the researchers found a correlation between longer naps during the day and an increase in the severity of symptoms. [3]

With that in mind, the best approach may be to take shorter naps (also known as energy naps) during the day to help your body rest and rejuvenate without increasing your symptoms.

# 9: Depression

Like the sleep problems discussed above, fibromyalgia often leads to depression. Depression, in turn, can exacerbate the symptoms of fibromyalgia. This dangerous cycle can drag us along unhealthy mental, physical and emotional paths. While depression can be a bit taboo in our society, it is very real and affects people from all walks of life. Seek the professional help of a certified counselor or therapist is key to help break the cycle and lead a happier and healthier life (mentally, physically and emotionally).

# 10: Stress / Anxiety

Let’s face it: there is no way to avoid stress, especially if you have a chronic disease such as fibromyalgia. While stress itself is not always a bad thing, the constant stress of life with a chronic illness can lead to chronic stress. Chronic stress not only aggravates the symptoms of fibromyalgia, but can also cause other negative health outcomes, such as hypertension, diabetes and more.

Finding ways to constructively handle your stress will make a big difference in your daily well-being. Whether it’s mindfulness techniques, such as deep breathing and meditation, or engaging in fun or relaxed pastimes to ease your mind, look for ways to control and release your stress productively.

MORE: 5 ways stress affects chronic pain and what to do about it

# 11: Sensory overload

Patients with fibromyalgia are often more sensitive to things like loud noises, smells, bright lights and more. If the senses become overloaded, it can often cause headaches or migraines, among other things. Avoiding situations in which sensory overload can occur can save you from an unwanted outbreak of symptoms.

# 12: Cold or illness

The common cold can be serious enough even for someone with perfect health, so it can be absolutely horrible for those of us who are already dealing with the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Since our immune system is already working excessively, they may be more susceptible to common illnesses like the cold or the flu. If you have a cold or other illness, it can often take longer to recover if you have fibromyalgia, which in turn affects your work, family and social life. Eating healthy and getting the vitamins and nutrients your immune system needs to maintain your daily fight against germs is critical.

# 13: smoking

Woman, break, cigarette, in half

At this point, it is clear that you must avoid (or stop smoking) no matter who you are. The list of negative health outcomes associated with smoking is seemingly endless. However, for those who suffer from fibromyalgia, there is even more reason to quit. According to a study conducted by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Illinois, patients with fibromyalgia who smoked reported “significantly more pain, numbness, overall severity of the patient and functional difficulties than non-smokers”.

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