I haven't posted on here for a while but I do pop by and read some of the posts. I'm normally on the bus on the way to work, then I lose the signal.
Anyway last time I posted I had decided to give up dairy to see if it would help my symptoms. I am of the opinion that I will try anything that 'may' help with the pain. Sadly giving up dairy didn't help at all. I gave it 6 weeks which I think is a fair time. I can't say that my pain increased or decreased and I managed to lose a stone. I am now back on dairy and being very careful with it.
For the last few days i have been getting the oh too familiar signs that a flare-up is coming. I've had a couple of minor episodes with tight pain and burning in my hips etc and I just know that in the near future I am likely to get another flare-up.
I found out about a course to help people with a long-term condition to cope with their problem. It's a FREE six-week course, on a Thursday or Friday for 3 hours. I have told my boss about it and he is keen for me to go and has told me I can take the time and not use up my leave. It is run by selfmanagement uk. They are on Facebook, Twitter (@SelfManageUK) and the website is selfmanagementuk.org.
They run courses all over the country and the lady I spoke to was very friendly and helpful.
My meds have been increased yet again after a terrible flare-up that affected my left side mostly. I honestly thought I had had a stroke. I couldn't move my arm, my leg felt wooden and my face was tight. The doctor told me it was parasthesia. it wasn't nice and I don't want to go through that again.
That's enough waffling from me, I hope you are all as well as you can be.