How long do arthritis episodes last ?

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I was almost pain free for a year!

I ate right, exercised...

I stopped exercising about two months ago and ate what I was not supposed to for a few weeks: dairy (I drank a few glasses of milk... how I wish I didn't), grains (I baked breads, cakes...)...

It all started in my wrists and the middle finger on my right hand, now my hands  and feet hurt, knees, I feel my hips... 

The pain is manageable and I haven't lost the range of movement. 

I got back to my regimen that gave good results (yoga, walking + low carb diet + supplements: Curcuma, vit D, vit A, fish oil...).

I would really like not to take meds this time (cortisol made me put on weight and my facial hair problem worsened!). 

Is there a chance I'll get better on my own soon or do I have to see a doctor?

Thank you!

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    hi masha   i am no doc so but reading what you are saying i would get doc involved but i would not expect much more than another painkiller by what you are saying i am in same boat as you scared of doing something that may make it worse you dont know how bad you have been till you get a good patch cant believe i used to walk 6/10 mls a day with not see that again unless you believe in miracles but ita all the other little things you can not do that gets to you because pain/stiffness bye all
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    Thank you soooo much for your replies!

    I'll see a doctor, but I don't have high hopes.

    Last time when I had a pretty bad episode of AS they put me on cortisol. High doses, long time... my body is still recovering.

    We'll spend a few days in the country I'll do my best to walk and do yoga smile

    (and not eat what I'm not supposed to smile

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      high masha enjoy your break DO WHAT YOUR BODY WILL ALLOW  i can see yoga and light exercise  working but anything more you could make things worse dont want to spoil break   have a good fry up!!!!!!!!!!!!!! have good time
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