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Old 05-31-2006, 10:35 AM   #1
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Does anyone have a continous desire for sweets, sugar based food? I have always been a chocolate fiend, but it seems the past few years that I constantly crave sweets. I was diagnosed with FM about 8 years ago and have run the full gamit on symptoms, but the sweet thing appears to be getting out of control. I would rather eat a piece of cake than regular food.

 
Old 05-31-2006, 11:45 AM   #2
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Yah, but sugar also gives me flares ... one to watch.

 
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Old 05-31-2006, 12:52 PM   #3
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sugar? did i hear sugar? you will always get my attention with that, giggle.
at first the cravings were so big i grew into them. literally, i gained 50 pounds stuffing my beautiful body with goodies. love, love chocolate!
that was 12 years ago. my weight became an issue for my feet so i cut down. i am very active and am able to maintain my weight at 135 and allow myself at least 5 candy bars a week. i stay away from ice cream.
why do we crave our goodies? at first it was related to meds i was taking. later to unhappiness. now i attribute it to joy. pure simple joy. i have alot of trouble getting my body to eat. usually once a day and only a small amount. i am vegetarian so when i do eat it is healthy. then i eat my candy so i can have a well balanced diet. tee hee!
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Old 05-31-2006, 02:49 PM   #4
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oh yes i hear you about the sugar its terrible i just crave it bluelake lady what happens to you feet just curious?

 
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Re: Sugar

If it has sugar in it, dip me up a big helping and that would be me sneaking in line for seconds and thirds. To answer the question.....YES.....I love sweets! I am not a real chocolate fan though, it is ok but I am a little picky about my chocolate.

Like elmhar it does give me flares though so I have to be very careful. I have discovered that splenda does not seem to bother me and I don't have a problem with it so it satisfys my sugar crave.

 
Old 05-31-2006, 08:07 PM   #6
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Hi everyone, I've never been a ''sweet eater''. My mother always
said as a child I'd rather have a green apple than a piece of pie.
When I read about the benefits of dark choclate, I started eating
2 or 3 of the dark choc. Dove pieces. I really enjoy that. I've always
cooked desserts of my family, but ate very little.......now beans, corn
bread and sweet potatoes, that's a different story; just sugar in a
different form! At 75 I don't worry too much about my weight and
except for fish, I'm a vegetarian also and have been for 50 years.
I had a doctor tell me one time, that as a woman grows older, she
needs a little extra body weight. It's getting late and what I've posted
sounds so silly, but I'll send it anyway.......blame it on the Ambien!!!
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hi sue,
nice to meet you. my feet got so sore from carrying the extra weight around. they would swell and throb if i was on my feet for any lenght of time. now that i have lost that weight i can be on my feet for hours and never have any trouble. my feet tell me first if i gain weight.
like bilij i don't worry about my weight. i do pay attention to my comfort level. oh bilij i can taste your good food right now. yum! by the way i always order desert with my meals so i can eat them together. giggle.
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Old 06-01-2006, 09:50 AM   #8
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Ah sugar - I could eat sweet things morning/noon & night! It's a constant desire to have them & to fight it off. As sugar filled treats makes me flare - completely increasing my muscle/body aches & not to mention when I crash down somewhat depressed! Not to mention wreaks severe havoc on my sleep. If only I could have an addiction to fruit or vegetables. Ah wouldn't that make life simplier?

 
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same here, dont know if it was the meds, probably was. love carbs and sweets, and YES have gained so much weight its ridiculous. i also have a thyroid problem so that hasnt helped at all in losing weight. but like the others, i get flareups and or rather small flareups/reactions to the sugar and end up hurting for a few days, so have limited my sugar intake considerably. have decided to go on a diet, trying the atkins diet tho not so sure how that will work for me. but i do think sugar is bad for us who have fibro.

 
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