During the summer I met a woman, American, who saw me coming down stairs. She asked my what was wrong with me that I couldn't just walk down stairs properly. I told her that I had rheumatoid disease and that there was permanent damage done to my limbs. She asked me about the medication I was on and she nearly passed out when I told her about the biological Abatacept.
She sat me down and started to tell me that she could cure my disease.....she told me that if I stopped eating wheat, stopped eating butter or spreads and stopped drinking cows milk I wouldn't need to take any medication at all especially the 'poison' that was being dripped into my body once a month. I forgot she also told me to go a herbalist in the town and get oregano tabs.
Now don't get me wrong, she was very nice and very sympathetic about it all but was just bogsmacked at the medication I was on. This girl was stick thin and the colour of an old mahogany sideboard. She was young but looked weather beaten from all the tanning.
Anyhow, all that said, I just wanted to know if anyone else has ever come across anything like that? Having said all that, I don't drink milk, I'm vegetarian and I take multivitamins. I tried eating wheat free bread and buns but they were like eating compressed toilet roll bust .....
I asked my rheumy nurse about the multivitimans when I was thinking about starting them.....she sort of shrugged her shoulders and said to "take them if I wanted......they won't do you any harm"......take what you like out of that!
I take a multivitamin because I'm vegetarian and I want to make sure I get enough protein into my system. Because I live on my own and don't always eat healthily I find I have to supplement my protein intake.