Originally Posted by lola_ny
I would be interested in hearing any advice/suggestions you have on dietary changes.
I can give you a couple myself while you're waiting for her to respond. Most CFS patients have several food allergies and food sensitivities. Mine are rather severe in nature so that when I eat a food that offends me, I'll know about it within the first hour or two usually. Then the only solution is to avoid that food like the plague. The problem for me keeps getting worse the longer I have CFS, too, so now there are only a handful of foods that I can eat without getting some kind of reaction.
I really believe that there is not special diet that is a one-size-fits-all for CFS patients as we are all clearly not the same. For anyone, it's going to take some trial and error to eliminate foods that you may have problems with, but aren't noticing them.
Start with the most common ones first like diary, eggs, wheat, sugar, caffiene, and nuts. The way to do it is eliminate one of these at a time for a period of 2 weeks and see if you don't notice any improvements. If you do, stay off of it, if you don't, you can resume it and then start on the next one.
Yes, this is laborsome and takes a long time, but it's worth it. Believe me when I tell you that if I still ate the foods I'm sensitive to, I'd be MUCH MUCH sicker than I am right now. You'd be amazed at the effect it can have.
Hope this helps some.