I was diagnosed 3 years ago and have been able to manage my pain and stiffness with yoga, diet and Ibuprofen till I discovered their life threatening side effects. The flare ups in my hands and wrists mainly, but also in hip, knee and shoulder joints, have been more frequent and longer this year so I've been compelled to seek other remedies.
A book called healing with whole foods was suggested to me and as I prefer the idea of treatment through nutrition rather than drugs, I bought a copy. I started with 5 day detox - which miraculously got rid of all inflammation - I'd forgotten how slender my hands really are. This amazing reaction encouraged me to maintain the vegetarian diet. Unfortunately the pain and inflammation came back after a few weeks and after a month I'd lost so much weight and felt so weak I returned meat and fish to my diet.
I don't want to give up on this and would love to hear from anyone who has had success with diet.
My joint pains started with my menopause, but I was so young (42) I didn't even consider it could be RA. Did this coincide for anyone else?