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I just came off an Inlfamatory diet that consists of no meat, no nightshades, no dairy, no wheat products with absolutely no difference in RA symptoms. Just on the off chance I missed something, I re-introduced them again one by one: again, absolutely no difference.
Being a diabetic it is very difficult to avoid sugars without going on the no car/high fat diet, having done that before I wasn't about to go there again, worse than death for me! I shudder to think what it would be like adding the no carb/high fat diet to the anti inflamatory diet.
So that's it for me, I seem to exhausted all my options. Tumeric is the only thing that gives me some relief, albeit ever so slight. Funnily enough panadol has a slight effect as well. Ibuprofen I've found gives the most releif but of course you aren't supposed to take ibuprofen when on the other RA meds.
Given I have been on MTX, hydroxychloroquine, sulfasalazine and prednisone all to no effect I'll discuss my meds with the rheumatologist next time I see him. The first three are supposed to stop or at least slow down degenerative changes, that simply hasn't happened, I'm gradually getting worse with growths appearing in affected joints, particularly the elbows. My shoulders have also joined the cue now so now I have an unbroken link from finger tips to middle back.
Prior to trying turmeric I was basically crippled, I couldn't use my hands and arms at all and the fatigue was overwhelming, at least now I can do a little each day as long as I wear splints, take it easy and limit the activity to an hour or so.
I was supposed to start biologics in a couple of weeks but that now has to go on the backburner for at least another month until they find out what all the nodules that have formed in my lungs are.
I'm absolutely amazed at the speed RA has attacked my body, at this rate I'll be lucky to see out the year.
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