I have been reading up on different RA nutrition programs,and mostly the people who designed these are saying RA meds make the disease even worse without treating it. However, they claim that the nutrition programs act on stabilizing the gut bacteria and can cure RA.
While obviously everyone should follow a super healthy diet ,my question is this:
I am on RA meds now. I have been diagnosed about 2 months ago. If i start an "RA"diet and start feeling better...how can one be sure that its the diet and not the meds that are doing the job?
Also Im Sero negative so my blood work never showed anything that would indicate inflamation only my exam, Xrays and general overall feeling like im 90 years old(im only 36)....
Right now im really confused. I have inflamation.im afraid of i dont take my meds (MTX,Prednisolone and plaquinil,folic acid+Calcium and vitamin D) that my inflamation is going to destroy and disfigure me. Could there be an alternative route to meds? How do we know? Or should we do both ?
I was feeling very relieved when i got diagnosed,as i thought that once we knew what it is I would just take the meds and feel better. But im finding that there are a lot of hick ups on the way. Im not always feeling better and after reading posts on here,it seems it can take a long time to find the right combo of meds that work. And nutrition is key for a healthy life style,but how to balance everything and again wjos to say its the nutrition that is making ur condition better all of a sudden when your blood work cant show evidence of anything being wrong in the first place.....
Sorry im just a bit overwhelmed here.