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    Eating sugar and aching muscles

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    I'm just curious if there's any correlation...yesterday I ate a couple dark chocolate bars (quality ones). I'm going to guess there's a decent amount of fructose in them all together. It was definitely more than I'd ate in a while. I also had a big sweet potato. I feel sort of a dull, numbing type of ache in my calves right now. Any relation?

    I just thought it would be interesting to put out there if anybody understood body chemistry more than me because this isn't the first time I've felt this. I'd be able to identify what exactly that feeling is....

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    The idea that made me pose this question is I wonder if I'm experiencing something similar to what diabetics get with nerve damage when their blood sugar gets too high.

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    i'm curious too.. when i am eating more sugar my muscles become fatigued much faster.. sometimes from just going up stairs.... (embarrassing since i am 20 )

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    I have Fibromyalgia and am controlling the pain with my diet and lifestyle. When I eat too much sugar it causes the pain to come back. The pain consists of muscle and joint aches.

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    One more key piece of info is that I had a fairly long (relative to my large hunger) fast that ended about a day and a half ago. I felt this might have killed some of my gut flora. I am thinking this pain might also be vitamin deficiency due to poor absorption. I was getting yellow pee despite being hydrated. Just another thought...

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    Or electrolyte imbalance?

    Sugar is inflammatory and definately triggers aches and pains for me. Sugar, gluten, corn all do the same.
    Gluten intolerance and hypermobility syndrome http://www.cfids.org/pdf/joint-hypermobility-guide.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiltondeportes View Post
    I'm just curious if there's any correlation...yesterday I ate a couple dark chocolate bars (quality ones). I'm going to guess there's a decent amount of fructose in them all together. It was definitely more than I'd ate in a while. I also had a big sweet potato. I feel sort of a dull, numbing type of ache in my calves right now. Any relation?

    I just thought it would be interesting to put out there if anybody understood body chemistry more than me because this isn't the first time I've felt this. I'd be able to identify what exactly that feeling is....
    This is due to inflammation. Sugar causes inflammation, leading to achy joints and fatigue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paleomoxie View Post
    This is due to inflammation. Sugar causes inflammation, leading to achy joints and fatigue.
    Can you demonstrate this?

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    I don't know....I feel like it's unrelated. I eat lots of sweet potato and dark choc on some days and have never experienced that...

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    What affects one person may have no effect on another, even among siblings. Ask a parent who has to watch what he/she cooks for an entire allergy-ridden family.

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