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Need info on this type of ailment. I need specifics on this as opposed to RA or regular arthritis. This form comes in regular episodes about 5 weeks apart. It can develop into RA. In the early stages it is not an autoimmune disease. I believe I could be developing into RA at this point. It is possible that I have had this since 1990s. I don't believe it responds to diet, but if it does, I would like to know that. I can't take quinolones (hydroxycholoroquine) or turmeric with black pepper (allergic). Also allergic to pineapple. Argh! Up a creek here! Rheumatologist will be calling soon, need to know how to deal with this new doctor properly. The story of one of the RA patients who heard from her rheumatologist frequently was very endearing, but unbelieveable at the same time! A rarity! Lord, help me find one of those! Got lots of good info from all the writers on the forum. Never have taken anything as strong as Methotrexate. This has not been diagnosed by rheumatologist yet, but by another type of doctor off the top of his head. He is sending me to rheumatologist for workup. However, I have had this for 2 years and can identify the exact day it starts by repetitive symptoms and random attacks of inflammation. Each episode lasts 5-7 days. First attack began August 2015 and was the most severe. Episodes began diminishing in severity after 8 months or so, but have suddenly increased in March and April 2017. Would like to hear other alternative treatments besides the ones I have mentioned that I won't be able to take advantage of. This is attacking my intestines along with joints (knees, shoulders, feet, hands, back). Tongue burns most of the time. Thank you in advance, Forum writers!
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