Hi Sparrow, yes I know what you mean about all or nothing feeling, it is stressful. I can feel like that too, there is always more we can do. maybe best to start off with thinking of a small change and then with time, maybe other things will follow. If we set ourselves up to do things perfectly, it usually means failure and makes us feel worse, but targets like 'eat more veggies' are good as even if you just eat a bit more, you are still on track! Beating ourselves up just makes things worse. I don't avoid any particular food group, just anything processed like flour and sugar. I still have more complex carbs and fats. That's Ok for me at the moment. Just cutting these out is an achievement.
On raw veggies I quite like raw carrot sticks in humous, raw peppers also, it doesn't have to be raw though! Soups can be nice. Making things nice means we want to have more of it, rather than it being an ordeal. In terms of food choices, maybe the simplest and best change anyone can make (and think everyone here would agree) is to get rid of junk food, especially simple carbs like white flour and sugar, and have a bit of a clear out so you're not tempted by it. Just buy real, fresh food nothing with big lists of ingredients. Just doing that one things is probably the best change anyone can make. Save any fussy details for later. It may well make a big difference to your pain levels and mental health, too especially if you include some good proteins and fats as well.
Simple things to have in, like eggs for example make it easier especially when you are tired. I do online food shopping and have it delivered so less tempted to pick up random things.
I have also been on prozac so I understand that, too. It has a long half life and lasts for about a week in the body, it is one of the more easy ones to come off due to this but still has side effects, maybe work with your doc to taper it first. I went from one a day to twice a week and then once a week over a while. I also have Co-codomol for post herpetic neuralgia but have kind of weaned off that also. But I don't know how long it lasts in the body, maybe you'd just have to stop it for a day or two. I find exercise helps with the pain and heat. A walk in the fresh air is great. Kind thoughts. Small steps! and be kind to ourselves.