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PMR Diet: Foods to eat and avoid

Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) | Last Active: Aug 26 4:58am | Replies (93)

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Hello @tonituin, Welcome to Connect. My PMR has been in remission since 2018 and I like to think diet and exercise play a large part in holding PMR at bay. If you haven't already seen my post earlier in this discussion, it has a couple of links you might find helpful – https://connect.mayoclinic.org/comment/309728/

Here is some more information that might help — 3 Strategies for Coping with Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR): https://www.arthritis-health.com/blog/3-strategies-coping-polymyalgia-rheumatica-pmr

Have you done any research or tried any diet related changes to see if they help?

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Thx For the very good information. I have found for me that avoiding deadly nightshade plants has really been beneficial. These include:
Eggplant (Fruit)
Tomatoes (Fruit)
Tomatillo (Fruit)
Potatoes (Vegetable)
Goji Berries (Fruit)
Pimentos (Fruit)
Peppers (Bell, Chili, Paprika, Cayenne) (Fruit)
Tobacco (Leaf). For me Potatoes especially creates a major pain and stiffness reaction

Thanks for the links. It’s interesting to know of other peoples coping strategies. I’m not sure if others have noticed but, if I have a (rare) good nights sleep (7 hours without waking) I’m usually in more pain & stiffer for longer the following morning. In fact, I now welcome being awake & out of bed during the night for an hour or 2 as this means I’ll be in less discomfort when I wake & start my day. Lying in bed is my enemy. I’m fortunate as I’m retired & don’t have the pressure of getting up for work or to do a school run with children. A “2 stage” sleep really works for me & I can usually grab a nap during the day if I need to catch up.