I think this is my first post. Sorry to go over old ground for some of you, but I'm confused.
I've just started a course of Benepali a year after being diagnosed with RA and working through a course of Methotrexate, Sulfasalazine, Hydroxychloroquine, Prednisolone etc.
I've been told by the nurse today that I need to avoid soft cheese, paté, salami etc and that all steaks I eat must be well done!!
Now I understand the logic behind avoiding these foods, but I'm a little confused because the Arthritis Research UK info packs don't warn me that I shouldn't eat these foods.
Is this out of date information or just a best practice super-cautious approach to take when on biologics?
I don't eat a lot of meat, but when I do I like to enjoy it. The same with fish (sushi), cheese etc. I've already had to give up the booze (mostly) for the methotrexate, it's just a bit upsetting...
I do know I shouldn't moan as I know it could be much worse.
What does everyone else do?