Originally Posted by fibro_fighter
I have read so much nonsense related to fibo on some sites concerning diets. ... Thinks like not to eat berries, carrots, even tomatoes.
Many people with fibro have found that certain foods trigger their fibro symptoms.
Sometimes it is because the food contains oxalate, and that person's body doesn't break down oxalate.
Sometimes it's because the person has an allergy to the food.
Sometimes it's because the person has an autoimmune reaction to a food like gluten, that wrecks their gut AND also triggers the fibro.
Sometimes it's because the person is intolerant of a chemical in the food, like the tomatine & solanine in tomatoes, and this chemical triggers pain.
Sometimes it's because the food interferes with thyroid function, and decreased thyroid function can cause muscle pain & tendonitis.
Sometimes it's because the person is chemically sensitive, and there are various residues on the food.
Sometimes we don't know the exact reason why a specific food triggers fibro -- we just know that, for us, it does.
However, these reactions are highly individual, and do not apply to all or even the majority of fibro sufferers. For those who DO find their triggers, however, there is a silver lining -- less pain.
But you are right, those foods you have mentioned, they are GREAT nutritious foods for many people. Just a problem for some of us.