My wife has had fibromyalgia for years, but we've managed to reduce her symptoms by 85-90% through diet and lifestyle.
Fibromyalgia can be a mysterious and debilitating syndrome. There are no definitive tests that can accurately diagnose fibromyalgia. Diagnosing it is a subjective interpretation of symptoms, such as moderate to severe pain in muscles and around joints, digestive disorders, severe fatigue, memory problems (fibro fog), anxiety, migraines, depression and insomnia.
We know diet greatly influences these symptoms. What most people don't think twice about is the amount of stress in their lives and what effect it has on their fibromyalgia pain. I can tell you positively, that for a person living with fibromyalgia, stress is the most important factor to control. A form of stress (emotional or physical trauma could be short term or long term) is mostly likely the cause of your fibromyalgia and a lack of control over this stress will make it almost impossible to reduce your symptoms to a functional level. Even though diet is critical, stress management can often be more important.
Case in point, I have a client that had their fibromyalgia under control. Her pain was minimal (only during a weather event), and she had mostly eliminated her IBS, depression, mental fog, sleep problems and fatigue. She went through several months of extreme stress and her symptoms returned, just as badly as they previously were. After eliminating the cause of the stress and getting back on her diet and nutrient regimen, her symptoms became significantly better after just one month. It will take her several months to get back to the symptom free life she had, however, she will get there. She is dedicated and wants her life back. I hope you're this motivated! If you are, the odds are you can greatly improve your life through symptom control and even symptom elimination by means of diet, nutrition and stress management.
If you have a stressful situation in your life, you must change it or manage it. You will not see much improvement in your symptoms without stress reduction. Once stress reaches a manageable level, it may take up to 6 weeks to get the acute symptoms of fibromyalgia, such as diarrhea, insomnia and depression, significantly reduced.