Thought I would share this with you, I have put myself on a strict diet which appears to be working my pain levels have reduced dramatically and I now have greater mobility. I have just started Abatacept and am reducing my steroids to zero currently on 2 mg a day, will be free from steroids by end of week hu-rah😋.
I have stopped eating all meats except fish and have stopped all dairy products. I am eating lots of greens, water cress, spinach, mixed Italian greens with rice or couscous, no potatoes and eating lots more fruit, I've just discovered honey as a sweetener which is also great on porridge. All this appears to have made a difference.
Right now I am on Abatacept 120mg injections, being on this for only 3 weeks, have taken 20mg methotrexate for 3 years, Im not sure what this is doing? Right now I am more convinced it's the diet that has made the difference, before, when I have reduced my steroids I have suffered serious joint pain and reduced mobility this usually returned with a vengeance when I get down to 10mg a day
So currently I am experiencing a dramatic difference in my health and wellbeing I am enjoying the getting back to normal feeling. I am swimming every other day and taking long walks, I think the combination of exercise, diet and medication is controlling my RA down to level that feels normal to me😎.
Long may it last