So my Rheumatologist is against the theory that diet (elimination) can help or has caused RA, even though there is a lot of research on studies done that prove otherwise. Have any of you tried seeing a wellness, natural healing doc? I know most insurance don't cover this which is why I haven't gotten an opinion from one. What supplements can be taken that help? I'm just having trouble believing that nothing natural like foods and supplements can help this disease... I'm at war in my mind… read more
I work out 4 days a week. It is seeming to help me too
My sage advice to those of us who have RA - physical therapy. It sure has helped me more than any of the horrible meds I've tried that don't work. I've been going to PT for 3 months now - 2x a week - and it's the best thing I've done for myself. I'm going to keep going to PT as long as I can because it really helps me get through some rough days. Try it - you won't be disappointed!!!
If you are going to take vitamins and supplements, I would look into ConsumerLab,com. I don't get anything paid or otherwise from them, I just use them because they are a research service for supplements and actually test what is in the supplements (some don't have claimed amounts and two little doesn't help and too much can lead to health problems) (also some supplements have nasty things in them you didn't think you were buying). They also tell you what form of a supplement is best like with curcimin (tumeric) you should have a bit of an extract from black pepper in order to effectively utilize the curcimin. Also they give costs so you can find cheapest forms and they also have sections with what research has been done and how good. I decided to check on on one of the supplements advertised on tv and found that they used improper reasearch techniques and nothing was ever submitted to a journal, both of which are marks of shady stuff done in order to make money, not to help you. I am on D3 megadose as a prescription from my primary, Cerafolin as a prescription from my neurologist for my brain fog (mostly B vitamins), Curcimin with bioperine as recommended by both rheumatologist and primary, magnesium citrate due to other medications I take that deplete magnesium and I take S. Boulardii when I take antibiotics) recommended by another primary about 8 years ago when I lived in another city.
Thank you! I'll definitely have to check out that site, this was very helpful for me!