Being an early elementary school teacher, I've always been concerned about boosting my immune system. Now that I'm taking steroids and a biologic, I'm even more concerned. I was wondering if anyone else has tried supplements, and if they've found any that really make a difference.
DIET? Does anyone know of a particular diet or book (nutrition-wise) that can explain to me what I should be eating or avoiding? I asked my rheumatologist if I could see a dietician/nutritionist about an "anti-inflammatory" diet and he basically told me that there wasn't any medical basis to those. I felt like I had wandered into some weird or inappropriate territory, somehow?! I have already cut out gluten, dairy, msg, preservatives, fake sugar, and most caffeine. But I recently read that I should not eat… read more
My Dr. put me on a Paleo diet just to eliminate junk. It does help a little & really helps IBS issues - just not so much with the brain fog.
I drink ginger tea sometimes because it's supposed to help arthritis. Have you ever tried Hibiscus tea? The Internet says it's supposed to be good for all kinds of aliments. Have any of you found it helpful for arthritis? I'm wondering if I should start drinking it...
Who are you showering with today? I thought you might appreciate this post following the piece "who are you sleeping with tonight, I sleep with someone different every night" you didn't read it? shame on you.... go read it...
Anyway, After a night of sleep, or even the lack of it. I often wake up in pain and aching. The prospect of a hot shower not only invigorates me but the hot water helps to relive my aching bones as the heat… read more
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'm new on here and just looking for some answers and support while I settle into a long road ahead to get a diagnosis. I'm a 29 year old female and for the past 12 months have noticed a slow decline in my health. I'm in the long process of elimination now of seeing what is causing all my issues. My mum has RA and Fibromyalgia etc so it runs in the family.
I have been experiencing all types of weird things such as muscle twitches (heat to toe,… read more
Hi I'm new to this website and I'm in the UK.. im on a new drug called BARICITINIB (OLUMIANT) 4mg daily and I'm curious is there anybody on here on this drug?
Is anyone taking Olumiant. I am considering it but side effects are worrying me!
I would like to know if anyone has done the food sensitivity test and by eliminating the foods that you are more sensitive to helped improving RA symptoms? Please share if anyone has any info.