I was wondering if anyone has tried Lysine supplements for their RA? I came across a website (search David W Gregg and Rheumatoid arthritis) in which he gives a theory that RA is somehow related to the herpes/cold sore virus and he gives details of patients who took lysine which made their symptoms better.
Lysine supplement is supposed to help prevent and treat cold sores and mouth ulcers so I've bought some to see if they can help with the mouth ulcers I've developed since starting on methotrexate 3 weeks ago. I also get cold sores and think I might have got RA after having a bad case of cold sores that spread inside my nose when I had chicken pox a few years ago.
I'd be interested to know if anyone else has noticed a link between herpes virus and RA. Also before I start taking the Lysine has anybody else tried it?