My mornings were hell. It took me about 20-45 minutes of lying there stiff like a board just to prepare myself for a thrust upward into a pool of pain. I had trouble getting up stairs. Walking to the can only 30 feet away was a journey. I have been dealing with this pain for a few years in total denial."It's just a stiff back" I couldn't turn my neck. lane changes were not that fun. I got sandals because tying my shoes .....I got sandals. Droping stuff in the mornings became a joke because I would laugh and say "That's the way she goes, I'll get it later." I have a dog so I walked no matter how bad I felt. I found this site and almost laughed at the Idea that starch was contributing to the way I felt. I was in so much pain that I gave it a shot. I went 3 weeks, My mood swings were not that pretty. It was tough, I was hungy and grumpy. Wow what a combo. I ate some perogies, bread, and other things that night. I was hit with a huge flare up. After that I stopped eating Starch in a very strict manner. I use Iodine. When it turns black I won't touch it. orange is alright. I was in so much pain a while ago. I was really depressed. I had to leave my job. Now things are looking up. I feel way less pain. It's always there but I can get up when I want and walk when I want. Some days are still a little tough but not close to what I was going through before. I also do physio everyday and have dropped the anti-inflammitories. I can't say that this will work for all. Everyone's so different. I have to thank all the people here for the great info. The Starch cravings are gone and I lost 40 lbs which helped with my hips, spine, neck and ankles. By the way I love pizza, Bread, Potatoes, etc. If you love something sometimes you gotta set it free. There are some other good alternatives on this site though. WOOT!!!!WOOT!!!

Amendment 5/9/06

I have too add to my NSD story, It's been working for me but people should be very careful about this diet. I think We're all really different and It takes a while to taylor a diet that will work for you. I might suggest starting with the Low Starch Diet and see how you feel. Also consulting a nutritionist might help. Take it slow. There is tons of info here. Read as much as you can before starting a NSD. When I hear of people having trouble with blood sugar and passing out ,that's just Is not cool and very scary. Anyways, all the best to all of you and good luck.


Last edited by Dotyisle; 05/09/06 05:34 PM.