Hi Yalinda, first let me welcome you to HW, although I'm sorry for the cirumstances that brought you here. Second, I love peppermint candy. Is there any relationship to eating the candy and decreased inflammation? I find that if there's a bag around, I'll eat the entire bag (and then feel sick to my stomach), but I can't restrain myself. I've read that the smell of peppermint tends to alleviate anxiety, but I've never heard that it has medicinal properties as well. Except, that it can harsh on your stomach and it can alleviate morning sickness in pregnancy (don't ask me to explain this; it's just what I heard).
Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspected dx: Early Lupus/MCTD; Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Current Meds: Enbrel, Plaquenil, Aciphex, Ultracet, Zyrtec, Allavert-D, Zantac, Tylenol PM
Past Meds: Relafen, Vioxx, Mobic, Voltaren, Sulfasalazine, Entocort, Prednisone, Humira, Reglan