Do Tomatoes Upset Your Arthritis?

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   Posted 9/8/2006 7:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
I'm visiting from the crohn's board and have a question about arthritis. I don't know that I have it, but my mom broke her leg years ago at the knee and had to have surgery, etc. Ever since then she has been sensitive to weather changes as she has developed arthritis in that leg. She is 77 yrs. old.
Anyway, she's been doing pretty well except the past few weeks she has been eating tomatoes. She loves them and normally doesn't eat many. But tis the season and she adores them now. And her arthritic knee has really been bothering her. Granted there has been some weather changes happening, but it doesn't usually bother her like she is being bothered at this time. Could it be the tomatoes? I had heard that they can upset arthritis, but never knew if it was true or not.
Anybody know? Like before I may have to break the news to her that she cannot sustain herself on her beloved tomatoes anymore? Thanks!

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   Posted 9/8/2006 9:27 PM (GMT -6)   
it is said thqat tomatoes and night shade veggies are bad for your system if you have arthritis-eggplant peppers tomatoes etc are bad for arthritis
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   Posted 9/9/2006 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Squattie... welcome to the arthritis side of the forum.... good to have you here... I have heard that tomatoes can possibly make a flare worse... so I looked some stuff up and this is what I found... click here and see if this helps you and your mom out... take care and let us know how she is doing!  Duck

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   Posted 9/9/2006 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I have crohns as well and for that reason I cannot eat them how ever I also have three different types of athritis.I deal with alot of pain so in my case I know that is not it since I cannot eat them.

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   Posted 9/9/2006 11:20 PM (GMT -6)   

I have trouble with tomatoes, acidic foods, and anything I'm sensitive to (such as dairy products.) I have noticed flares in my joints and psorisis when I eat any of these items. (I have psoriatic arthritis.)

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