Hello, I’ve been a bit of a creeper on this site since I was diagnosed with RA in January. It came on several months after having both ovaries removed, I’m 42. I think I had minor symptoms prior to that but it hit me like a truck after my hormones disappeared. Most of my inflammation is in my hands and feet, the usual can’t close my hands for two hours when I wake up, no more heels for me and knees make me walk like an old lady sometimes. Anyway, I know I’m not alone when I say I hate the meds, when I take my methotrexate on Monday my husband always says “See you Thursday!” Really not funny but he’s right haha.
So, I am pretty active in my care and willing to try whatever might work and I read about meat and dairy being a source of inflammation for some people with RA. Of course I read some of the stories online where people claim going vegan cured their RA. Wow! (Sarcasm there) But desperation is a motivator for me so...I tried it. And the second week into it I felt pretty darn good! So on week three I was bad, I had chili fries, baked chicken, and an Arby’s roast beef sandwich. Getting hungry just thinking of it. But by day four, I wasn’t able to close my hand entirely for the whole day. So....I’m just wondering, has anyone else given this diet a try? Not as a cure but just to help take up the slack that the medicines are missing? I’m back to being good and this morning I had my mobility back within 30 min of waking up. Don’t want it to be wishful thinking because at my next visit my doc is going to discuss biologics with me and that’s a little scary.
Thanks for reading and thanks for all the support this community offers.