I had piled on weight and have successfully managed to lose nearly 4 stone. I recently saw rheum nurse who asked if I felt any better for my weight loss. Sadly, there is no change and my RA continues to rage away. I asked her why and she suggested that when I was very overweight, I had a lot of fluid around my joints and now, it's gone, they are 'rubbing together' more.
Has anyone heard of anything like this? It sounded quite bizarre to me!
Don't get me wrong, I'm delighted with my progress and I know that, overall, it's much better for my health to be like this but it's just a shame that it hasn't affected my RA.