After two years of having RA and no joy with medications, I have yet again been taken off all meds whilst they try to sort out the optic neuritis I have; which is on the mend (500mg steroids a day helps a lot lol). Luckily my next appointment with the Rheumy consultant is in the first week of January so hopefully will get somewhere then to try to get the joint pain under control.
Last week I was given the good news that I have also developed MS and am now also waiting for further tests and to see the constultant to get this under control too; happily this is January too. I am just hoping both consultants speak to each other and don't put my on meds that dont work together (surely this would never happen).
I was just wondering if any one has tried a gluten free diet and whether it has helped them with RA or MS symptoms. From what I have read a lot of people seem to advocate removing gluten as it reduces some of the issues with joint pains and can help with abdominal problems such as bloating etc which I have been getting recently.
I feel a bit stuck in a rut at the moment having now had no treatment for my RA for 7 months, and want to get more proactive in my road to feeling a little more human; the irritable mummy bear has been very present at the moment; and if this helps with the MS, well bonus!
I have read that you can get gluten free products on prescription for coliac disease but am unsure if this is the case with other diseases (a recent study has linked gluten with a reduction in MS systems; according to the MS website) but perhaps this is a question I need to ask my MS nurse; gluten free does seem to be rather expensive when you are on a limited budget.
Any pointers would be greatfully received.
take care all, gentle hugs