Hi everyone, I’ve had RA for a year and still finding effective medication to bring things under control. I recently (5 weeks ago) switched to methotrexate injections and I’ve been following a healthy anti-inflammatory diet over these 5 weeks. On the whole I have felt well with 3 exceptions of short-term very unpleasant flare. Admittedly I had a steroid injection around 5 weeks ago too as I just couldn’t get on top of my multiple aches. I have a great consultant I trust.
I’ve been away for the weekend with friends and although I have not thrown caution to the wind I’ve allowed myself cakes and coffees, had a burger and chips and by mistake ate some nightshade (red pepper) when I’m realising nightshade is a trigger for me, particularly tomatoes (would never eat them now).
Been in agonising pain all night and just wondering what experience people have when they slip up food wise. Do others feel a largely anti inflammatory diet helps control things and if you slip, you flare? How long does the effect take to happen? How long does it last if you return to your managed diet? I’d be so grateful for any info. I’m finding this site so helpful. Many thanks