Author Topic: Healing my chronic muscle pain/inflammation thru antinflammatory diet  (Read 23977 times)

[Buddie]

Re: Healing my chronic muscle pain/inflammation thru antinflammatory diet
« Reply #100 on: March 07, 2017, 08:16:46 am »
Hi Green Girl, thank you so much for your reply. I'm glad to hear that the decent sleep will return at the end. I'm now 4months off all psychiatric drugs. I will stuck it out.
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[Buddie]

Re: Healing my chronic muscle pain/inflammation thru antinflammatory diet
« Reply #101 on: October 10, 2019, 03:05:27 pm »
Hello buddies
I just realized my 10 yr  anniversary was this past August  :yippee:

As noted in the title of this thread, very painful, stiff, and inflamed  muscles were my worst, most disabling and longest lasting symptom.  The pain and stiffness just got worse and worse as time passed, long after all of my other WD symptoms had cleared up.

Just past the two year off  mark I began a strict whole food plant-based diet and very soon I began experiencing some relief!  :)  Within 3 weeks of beginning the diet my pain was about 80% resolved and after about a year on the diet it was fully resolved.

Info on various anti inflammatory diets is widely available online. I used the free info on the nourishing meals / whole life nutrition websites, starting with the Phase 1 food list, although I did not include any animal products or oils:
https://wholelifenutrition.net/articles/elimination-diet/free-elimination-diet-resources

All is well, Iíve been all healed up for years now. Hopefully my experience with the diet can help some of you who are suffering similar muscle symptoms.  :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: Healing my chronic muscle pain/inflammation thru antinflammatory diet
« Reply #102 on: October 10, 2019, 03:42:28 pm »
Hi [...],
   Thank you for [...] back to share your 10th anniversary! How lovely to know you are doing so well. I appreciate your suggestions and also [...] food is a critical piece of vibrant health.
Best to you and thank you,

[...] :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: Healing my chronic muscle pain/inflammation thru antinflammatory diet
« Reply #103 on: October 10, 2019, 04:00:23 pm »
Thank you and I am checking out the diet now. Congratulations on your healing!

PG
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[Buddie]

Re: Healing my chronic muscle pain/inflammation thru antinflammatory diet
« Reply #104 on: October 10, 2019, 07:34:23 pm »
It's interesting you mention jaw tension, because I am having that really bad 6 months off. How long did yours last?
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[Buddie]

Re: Healing my chronic muscle pain/inflammation thru antinflammatory diet
« Reply #105 on: October 11, 2019, 01:29:24 am »
Thank you for this information. I have changed many things in my life and I'm ready for the next step which is diet. I'll be researching this one and will let you know if I decide to go this route.

It's amazing how much a simple dietary/lifestyle change can be the answer to the issues faced in benzo withdrawal, yet doctors fail to recognize and just prescribe, prescribe, prescribe. Strange times we live in, indeed.

Congratulations  :thumbsup:

na-  :angel:
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[Buddie]

Re: Healing my chronic muscle pain/inflammation thru antinflammatory diet
« Reply #106 on: October 11, 2019, 03:46:47 am »
[...]
My Jaw tension and involuntary jaw clenching were horrendous at 6 months off.
 If I remember correctly those jaw symptoms were all cleared up by a year off and once gone never came back.  But while it lasted it was quite painful, kept me up or woke me up many nights during the first year off.

Youíre in the thick of it right now. hang in there! Bit by bit symptoms clear up and things do get better!
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[Buddie]

Re: Healing my chronic muscle pain/inflammation thru antinflammatory diet
« Reply #107 on: October 11, 2019, 04:09:12 am »
Wow, thanks so much [...] for your most encouraging recovery via diet!!!

I happened to be forced to change my diet with extreme restriction just a 1.5 months ago as I started reacting almost everything I eat that contains msg, artificial sweeteners, or natural food high in glutamate, gluten, sugar at an extreme level.

I will check out the website you linked. I don't have much left on my plate that is safe to eat.

Can you share more about your diet by couple examples?

Also, how long did it take for the sensitivity go away if you ever tried any old food items?

Thanks again for [...] back and helping out!

[...]
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[Buddie]

Re: Healing my chronic muscle pain/inflammation thru antinflammatory diet
« Reply #108 on: October 14, 2019, 03:49:48 pm »
In addition to these diet changes, has anyone tried turmeric for support as well?
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[Buddie]

Re: Healing my chronic muscle pain/inflammation thru antinflammatory diet
« Reply #109 on: October 15, 2019, 05:58:44 am »
Hi [...]! 
Congratulations and thanks for sharing your diet.  I also recovered quickly as soon as I went on a very similar diet.  It seems the stress of w/d brings on severe food allergies to lots of foods, and then those foods cause symptoms similar to w/d.  I finally stopped writing about it because so many people thought that was crazy.  I read neurologist Dr. Perlmutter's books how food affects the brain, especially the neurotransmitters are made in the gut.  I follow all his diet recommendations similar to yours.  Just absolutely no packaged foods, dairy, grains, sugar, and nothing refined.  Just veges, fruit, and grassfed meat or wild fish.  It worked like a miracle for me too.  I discovered through months of elimination diets that I had severe allergies to coffee!!  When I stopped the coffee and was strict on that diet, my years of horrific back pain and lots of w/d symptoms would return.  I wish others would try this, especially people who are not recovering after a few years.  Thanks for sharing.  I know this will help people.
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