Hello fellow suffers! I am new to this and have recently been diagnosed with OA in my left knee and my GP has told me there are visual signs of arthritis in both feet/ankles, elbows and several fingers. I am waiting to see a Rhematologist later this month to determine what type of arthritis I have. Like all of you the pain, stiffness and swelling is unbearable most of the time. My husband has AS and Reactive Arthritis, fortunately both well managed with exercise and medication, so he is brilliant as he fully understands what it is like.
I was wondering though if anyone has any dietary tips? We eat organic meat, veg, fruit and everything we cook is cooked from scratch. We don't eat processed food and I don't add sugar to anything (unless I'm cooking for company). Any thoughts about what to increase/stop eating would be greatly appreciated.
I would just like to say that I feel for so many of you who write in - you are right, it is so depressing being in so much pain and having no energy or enthusiasm for anything. Your stories have given me a lift though - it is a relief to know there are many others out there.