Went to the doctor for a swollen finger that I thought was broken or sprained and diagnosed with RA instead. That was last October. Had woken a few times at night with elbows or fingers stuck in the bent position and painful to straighten but didnt think much of it...just thought it was weird. By December, the joint pain and stiffness was in my shoulders, hips, knees, wrists. I've been taking Methotrexate and started Humira in March. Some days I feel pretty normal, but then I'll wake up and… read more
Hi mocha , I was having lots of pain in my feet and was sent home from work for wearing shoes with no backs my heels were agony , made an appointment at docs and was referred to hospital for tests I was told I had RA I was 40.
I m 57 now I had a hip replacement 9 years ago I ve got nodules growing on backs of heels ,elbows, front of knees and some on my spine also one in the rotation of my shoulder too I had one removed on my left elbow as I could nt wash my hair and it was painful also washing myself etc , no problem since , I was a bigger baby with that that when I had new hip , I like being independent , (who does nt) and with my hip I was soon walking , cooking tea , doing normal everyday things but with my elbow I could nt even get dressed ! Now near to getting other hip done .
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Hi Mocha... just added you to my team. I have hand issues too - they swell, my middle finger is HUGE & just had it finally injected with cortisone which helped (& that injection hurt like hell but worth it). I went to an allergist and requested blood testing for food sensitivities...he agreed. Turned out that I am sensitive to a host of foods ... all nightshades, corn, soy, eggs, strawberries, dairy - in form of cow's milk, all gluten.... Interesting book to read is THE PLANT PARADOX by Dr. S. Gundry I also listen to his Podcasts when I hit the gym. I have been trying to eliminate lectins - which is amazing what foods contain lectins... it is a book worth reading. EVERYONE WITH RA needs to cut out Dairy, All Gluten and nightshade vegetables for starters. Gluten foods fall under the umbrella of being Lectins and his book explains this. I am gradually becoming lectin free as I already am Gluten free for a few years... but there's more to You are What you Eat than just the saying. You are young and beautiful - I hope this somehow helps and would love to keep in touch about your journey in putting RA in remission forever ! Hugs...
Mermaid20 what were your symptoms? How quickly did things progress? How old are you now?
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