Hope you're having a good day.
I used to post here a lot but haven't been back for a while. I probably won't hang around for long because everytime I post here I get run out by the angry mob, but I just wanted to give you guys a quick update on my wife.
My Wife was diagnosed with Sero-Positive [tested positive for Anti CCP] Rheumatoid Arthritis around 2.5 years ago. It was really bad she couldn't walk for a few months in the beginning and was hospitalized and put on Morphine with acute pain on a couple of occassions. It was bad and very scary at the time.
We immediately began a strict diet and paid close attention to managing her stress levels and she went into remission while taking Methotrexate after about 6 months. Every once in a while she would get a flare up if she ate something she wasn't supposed to or had a particularly stressful day at work, but these flares would always pass after a couple of days if we kept the diet super clean and the stress to a minimum.
She continued to take Methotrexate for a few months but then stopped because she was feeling great and the Rheumatoid Arthritis never came back. She has been in total remission and off all medications for over a year now. I can't remember the last time she took a pain killer.
It's kind of hilarious now because we can bring back mild symptoms of RA whenever we want. For example if she loosens up a bit and eats certain things or has a particularly stressful event she'll get a bit of pain, but this always goes away within 1 day. It actually behaves very similarly to an allergy.
We went to TGI Friday's for food a few weeks back and she used to love the Sesame Chicken strips they have there. She hadn't eaten anything like that in 2 years since we went on the super clean diet. So she ordered a portion and after eating just one she got a stomach ache and then her shoulder started to hurt almost immediately.
Anyways. I know I am going to get torn apart for this message, but I wanted to stop by to let people know that there are real life examples of people out there who did their own research and beat Rheumatoid Arthritis themselves.
When she first got diagnosed by the Rheumatologist I remember him saying to my wife that diet and lifestyle had no impact on RA. The truth is that man is a Dinosaur who doesn't know what he's talking about. Over time he's probably ruined thousands of lives giving out advice like this when people have chosen to accept what he said. Thankfully now the paradigm is starting to shift and people are able to use the internet to research their own solutions to these horrible diseases.
I don't really have time to go into the specifics of what we did because it took a ton of time and a ton of experimentation and also because everybody is different, but if you check my past messages on this site I previously went into a lot of detail on what we did.
Some of the best books I can recommend to help you learn how to put RA into Remission would be these ones:
I learned a lot from all those books.
Good luck. You can do it. It's very difficult at first but it can be achieved. At first if my wife made one mistake with her diet she'd be in pain for 2-3 days. But now, over 2 years later she can eat stuff that she wouldn't have been able to eat before. Her body is heavily.