I was diagnosed two years ago with RA following short illness with bowel obstruction due to adhesions which seemed to set RA off. I have been well controlled on plaquenil for 6mts but never symptom free.
Then in Jan my old surgery scars broke down and I had to have emergency surgery for five hernias- ill for three weeks- drips no food or RA meds as I couldn't eat. Still haven't gone back on meds due to nausea and post op complications but RA gone at moment!! de nada, zilch. Thought for sure I'd have a bad flare as illness usually sets off and no meds. I'm relieved but suspicious and waiting for the worst. Don't know if the fluids only for 3wks means it was something I eat which aggravates my RA symptoms or not.
Has anyone else had this as a good side effect of being really ill!! Puzzled, puzzled , puzzled. Thanks in advance for any replies.