Hey, I'm 20 and recently diagnosed with a pretty severe case of reactive/inflammatory arthritis. Left me unable to walk and move at all at first. I spent just under a month in hospital, had to survive on a cocktail of morphine, other hard drugs, and steroids. I'm keen to kick the drugs but it's not that simple because without them I can't move. I'm seeing the doctors next week. I am cutting down and i'm going to investigate complementary medicine in the new year. I have always been into alternatives etc, and would never take any form of medication, opting for herbal/natural therapies and remedies. I'm gluten free and have also been dairy free for quite a while. I'm now embracing the kind life diet fully, giving up meat and dairy. Are there any other arthritis sufferers out there?I'd love to know how you're getting on?! I'm Helly by the way, feel free to add me if you fancy some friendly chitchat. x
Animal protein is the most common cause of these systemic autoimmune reactions. I would suggest going superhero and follow it as closely as possible. Wait until your symptoms calm before stopping meds and then taper off with your doc's consent. Dairy could be the cause so don't touch it, even a little bit like anything with casein or whey.
My mom had what you are describing and I wish I knew then what I know now so I could have helped her. I agree with Justin but as well as getting rid of the animal products, which is your best bet, you might try doing a liver cleanse which will spead the process and help your liver deal with all of the meds which take their toll even just taking some milk thistle should help. The main stream medicine method of "treatment" for autoimmune disease is a slippery slope and involves one phamacuetical after another and they get more and more awful the further you go. The problem with choosing alternative methods is that it usually involves some detective work and some dealing with symptoms until you find what is helping. Listen to your body and try different things till you find what is right for you. Sometimes you have to cast a broad net but, it is worth it in the long run because you are acually fixing the problem and not just covering it up.
I hope this helps!
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