**Update on diet changes & RA

*Update* I am having huge successes in alleviating my symptoms from changing my diet!! Please if you are visiting and have RA...try this. Or contact me... I am not only a mission to fix myself but to help others!

Monday, December 6, 2010

So long prednisone!

Good news.  I've officially (and successfully) weaned off of prednisone!  It took a little while but I'm finally done.  I had been on it for 2 yrs.  I went from 20mg, down to 10mg, down to 5mg, then down to 2.5mg.  It is a hard drug to get off of... I had a few days where I felt pretty drained.  But now, I can officially say that I take zero prescription meds and am feeling better than I did when I was on all of them! 

I've also got some other good news...I've heard from a few other RA bloggers out there that they have tried the elimination diet and it's been successful for them too!!  That makes me happy!  I hope more people give it a shot. 

Have a wonderful day all.


  1. Wow Jen! That is awesome news. I hope everything keeps just getting better.

  2. CONGRATS! That's fantastic news!
    I started an elimination diet, but it wasn't going well. I couldn't decide on a safe food. I'm seeing a acupuncturist & she was saying grains are not good for my health issues. I originally had chosen brown rice & broccoli as my safe food. So I'm at a loss. And I'm not sure if I have the will power to do this over the holidays! I've cut out gluten, dairy & sugar already. Sticking to that over the holidays will be tricky enough. But you are still (as ever!) an inspiration! Thanks for the update!

  3. Thanks Kat!!! I'm going to try that fudge recipe this week!

    @ Zoey: Thanks for the message! I'm sure you can and will do it when you're good and ready! Believe it or not, there are a lot of foods out there that are tasty that happen to be gluten/dairy/refined sugar free. Email me if you want more info- I can help you get some ideas! jen_mcconnery@yahoo.ca