Pleased to say our whirlwind tour of southern UK is over. It was lovely to see people and join in celebrating news of a new pregnancy (4th grandchild nr Easter).
My pain levels were as they would have been were I here, good days and worse days. Sleeping in different beds over the 8 days, some of them not very comfortable or too hot was a trial, so it's good to be back in our own bed.
Overall I think my illness is no worse than it was a few weeks ago...I continued 3mg for the duration and today is now day 3 without steroids. I ached a lot towards the end of yesterday but then I'd have a couple of busy periods on my feet.
I met my sister and niece who are heavily into Functional Medicine and they persuaded me to try Gluten Free for 30 days to see how that impacts on my pain...yesterday was day one. My sister also used Magnesium Spray on my neck (for the pain) and that had a rather instant pain relieving affect...not sure how long it lasted. Has anyone else tried that? She also gave me some Magnesium tablets, one at night is supposed to aid sleep. I took one last night and slept very well....will see how that goes.
I have an ultrasound booked to look at my left wrist, where this all began 9 months ago. MY current pain is not bi-lateral (wrist pain is back, just the left and I am back to wearing a wrist support over night). I will have a blood test next week too to see what my CRP and ESR are and then go back to the rheumy.
#gluten free #magnesium