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erikarandf1 posted:
Hi! I just wanted to share my journey with y'all! I am only 24 and have had rheumatoid arthritis Since the age of 12. I was on methotrexate for years With a lot of complications on it. I would bruise and scar, my stomach Always hurt, my face would break out, almost all Of my hair, my hair was so thick when I was younger And now I have to wear extensions because it all fell out! I would suggest Not taking it. It's not worth it. For some it may work But I know a lot of people who had the same problems With it I did. I am now taking Arava. It does the same thing As methotrexate, but without all the side affects. It's working great. However I recently just cut down my dosage Of the Arava and went to a gluten free diet. And my hands Feel like I don't even have arthritis!!! I honestly think Ever disease in this world comes from what we put into our bodies. If we put junk into our bodies, well we get sick. If we put all natural Organic, gluten free foods we are fine. It's worth a shot! If u try gluten free and feel better it's totally worth paying 200 Bucks at the grocery vs. Paying thousands for your medical bills! Hope this helps!! Good luck! Also, if your having skin issues from your medication i can help!
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lizard_licks responded:
What do you suggest for the skin issues? I thought it was from the Prednisone, but I see a lot of people have this problem from the MTX. I too am going to try going gluten free, I am excited to see if I can have the same beneficial side effects!! Thanks for your post, it is encouraging to see that others have had good results with GF diet!!
 
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nellie246 replied to lizard_licks's response:
So glad you found something that works for you!!! I dont have RA, but my dear friend was just diagnosed& I would love to do something to relief her pain.... foot rubs, hot bean bags, food!? please if you could, I need some tips!!! From what I read, everybody's body reacts different to treatment& and diets, but im desperate to help her! We willing to try anything!!! Thanx in advance! Xx
 
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nellie246 replied to lizard_licks's response:


So glad you found something that works for you!!! I dont have RA, but my dear friend was just diagnosed& I would love to do something to relief her pain.... foot rubs, hot bean bags, food!? please if you could, I need some tips!!! From what I read, everybody's body reacts different to treatment& and diets, but im desperate to help her! We willing to try anything!!! Thanx in advance! Xx
 
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atti_editor replied to nellie246's response:
Hi nellie246,

I think that it is great that you want to help your friend in any way possible. WebMD's Rheumatoid Arthritis Health Center has a lot of information that you may find it helpful to look through. While there is no diet that is proven to ease RA symptoms, there are some foods that can help lower inflammation. This article goes more in depth and mentions the Mediterranean Diet , which there is this great slideshow on. You may also be interested in these articles on exercise for RA , why yoga can be good for RA , and natural treatments for RA . I hope this information helps! Please let us know how your friend is doing.


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