Hi All. Well... what a month. A terrible, inflammation filled, painful month. It has been one of the worst ever.
As I sat with my Naturopath, scratching my head... as it didn't seem blatantly obvious what had changed...we realized the following:
- over Xmas, I cheated much more than usual
- I got off track with my Intravenous Vit C & B injections
- I ran out of 2 important supplements a few months ago and never replaced them (Probiotics & Fish oil)
- I'm going through more stress than normally (life stuff)
So really, it should be no surprise that I found myself in a huge bad nasty flare up. It got really bad. Like the old days where I couldn't open doors, couldn't start the car let alone grip the steering wheel. I needed help getting dressed in the morning. I couldn't use my hands at all until popping pills and many hot baths.
Anyway- fast forward to today.... it's Day 3 of my crazy strict elimination diet. The one I started with! Remember? http://www.frot.co.nz/dietnet/reviews/mcferran01.htm
And just like it did the first time...it's working. I'm already feeling better. It's hard as hell to do... I'm hungry and bitchy! But my swelling is going down. In a few days, I will be a new woman. I know it.
Thanks everbody for your comments and suggestions. I am inspired by you guys and what you've done and tried to help with your own RA. A lot of things I've never heard of (sea cucumber) but I will look into it!
I'll keep you posted on my flare up... and diet... I anticipate being in top form by Monday!