**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!

Friday, August 17, 2012

6 months in hiding!

Hi All,

It's been 6 months since a post ;(  It hasn't been a very good 6 months. 

I am currently not coping very well with managing my RA.  I was doing so well keeping it under control and at bay through diet and supplements but everything stopped working and I actually gave in and tried methotrexate along with Simponi.  It was something I never thought I would do, but in Jan and Feb I was unable to dress myself, put my hair up, open doors, drive... and most importantly I couldn't tend to my little guy.  I had to rely on my husband and that was difficult for me.

Simponi was amazing.... for about 3 mths.  Then it just completely stopped working.  I have continued to eat super clean (no grains, limited sugar, no dairy, chemical free, whole foods only) but alas.... inflammation city!

So, I am moving on up the RA med line and I am scheduled for my first Rituxan infusion next Friday.  Scary a bit but I'm trying not to google the side effects.  I just need to feel good for a little while.  I've had it with not being able to function.  I feel like I'm banging my head into a wall.

Are any of you on Rituxan?  Does it work for you?