Between Polymyalgia, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia,Gout, Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus and psA, there has been no definitive diagnosis for me only the "looks like" any of the above. This has come from GPs , Pain management consultants, Rheumatology, ultrasound scan, xrays and blood tests. I am now awaiting the results of a third blood test in ten months, and maybe they will be able to "fit me into a box"!. I HAVE been on an acid free and dairy free diet for over a year and have joint flare-ups and very good days without the added complications of side effects. I am in my middle sixties and really worry that should they be able to diagnose any autoimmune disease, then they will insist I go on medication and not monitor me in the future when I refuse. I am from Ireland and only moved to UK 3 years ago when I got married, so I am not familiar with medical protocol as such. I would appreciate any feedback from those of you managing without drugs. I have read Dr John McDougalls websites which were recommended by Kia (thankfully) and studied all of Margaret Hills philosophy.
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