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How do food allergies affect fibromyalgia?

Somepeople are allergic or sensitive to certain foods and food ingredients, including gluten (found in wheat) and lactose (found in dairy products). Side effects can include an upset stomach, fatigue or depression. Although no evidence exists about whether these foods help or hurt fibromyalgia symptoms, it's important for patients to know whether they have allergies or sensitivities because they could be making their fibro symptoms worse.

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