I wrote my first blog yesterday with fantastic feedback which has touched me deeply. Thank you to everyone who responded to My Story.
There has been one thing niggling me for a few years now.
My RA specialist in Cape Town, Dr.David Gotlieb, explained that when a woman is pregnant the auto immune system is suppressed. This means that the body tends not to attack itself in the effort to destroy foreign cells which would include RA attacking joints. If this is indeed the case, then would women who have RA benefit from taking the pill, which tricks the body into thinking it is constantly pregnant ? If so, how would that work when a woman goes into menopause, or has a hysterectomy. Could the body still be fooled ? Could there be something for men also ?