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RA and sugar
mommyfor2 posted:
Hey everyone! I haven't been officially diagnosed with RA but I'm seeing my rheumatologist in a month. I've been experiencing hand stiffness for about 8 weeks. It's pretty typical of RA. Worse in the morning but eats progressively better. It started on both hands but then only my left. My Pt diagnosed me with trigger finger of my left pinky and carpal tunnel. My family doctor said it could only be RA.

Anyways, the other day I cut refined sugar completely from my diet. No sugar in bread, tomato sauce... And on the same day I cut omega supplements because I read a forum online where people's hand stiffness went away after stopping the supplements. The next morning my fingers were not swollen for the first time in weeks but still stiff. Yesterday they were stiff but I tried shaking my hands (something new) and the stiffness instantly went away. Today I woke up feeling fine.

Anyone have anything like this happen to them? I know there can be times of remission but it was getting worse, dramatically so actually up until I stopped sugar and omega. Not sure which was causing the problems if it was even either of these two because I'm terrified to reintroduce it.

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