But, don't expect a medical blood test to confirm your suspicions. Most FMS sufferers have fast-tracked medical degrees due to intense research so that they can live fairly normal lives. All you need to do is tune into your body and notice an inadvertent change whenever you consume carbohydrates. You could be on the verge of carbohydrate intolerance. By getting a grip on this early, you could limit the possibility of attaining full blown hypoglycemia later on.
Nervousness, depression, irritability
Blurring of vision
Ringing in ears
Gas/abdominal cramps, diarrhea
Numbness/tingling of hands, feet, face
Bitemporal or frontal headaches
Impaired memory and concentration
Palpitations or heart irregularities
Nightmares and severe sleep disturbances
Faintness or syncope
Hand or inner shaking/tremor
Frontal headache or pressure
Foods to Avoid or Limit
Sugar in ANY form
Caffeine from ANY source
Fruit juices and dried fruits
Pasta of ANY kind
Sweets of ANY kind
I have noted my own carbohydrate intolerance recently. Furthermore, a few pounds have crept on steadily over these last few months. Sadly in the meantime, symptoms have begun slowly returning. I could find no reason otherwise in my dietary regiment. After all, my diet is steadfast and does not alter. My exercise routine has gone uncompromised, too. It must be the extra sugars/starches in my diet. Upon reducing/limiting most of the above, I have felt my system slowly returning to its normal state. And, a weight loss returning. My head is clear, and painful flare-ups are lessened once again. I do not follow the full routine of a no carbohydrate diet as my system begins racing and anxiety can spur for weeks. But, I find limiting my carbs is the key.
Hypoglycemia can add fuel to that ever running fibro circus! Start reducing carbohydrate intake today. Do it a bit at a time so that your system isn't initially taxed too much.