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   Posted 1/13/2008 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Everyone!
I have read that some of you have food allergies and I didn't realize untill I read it that it can happen. I now have an idea as to why I am all of the sudden allergic to onions (so far this is all I have).
Do any of you follow a special diet (other than allergy related) to help treat your symptoms such as: a high protein, or high fiber diet, do low carbs help?
I just thought I would put this question out there to see if a special diet would help me.
Hope Everyone is doing well!
diagnosed rheumatiod arthritis, raynauds, MCTD 2002, lupus 2007

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   Posted 1/13/2008 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I have to follow a gluten free diet. I also watch my sodium intake because of the prednisone, drink lots of water.


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   Posted 1/13/2008 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a special blood test done in 2005 to check for allergies.  It was amazing what was discovered.  I went from having no food allergies to about 10!
So as soon as I found out what I couldn't eat, I just took them out of my diet and I felt SO much better. I even lost weight!!!  So yes, diet plays a big roll. I agree with Jessie, drink lots of water.  It's the ultimate toxin eliminator.
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33 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, monopril, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus

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   Posted 1/13/2008 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Sugar is a big one for all of us . . . it causes inflammation . . . so do artificial sweeteners except Stevia which is natural and can be found in health food stores.

The oil in salmon and cold water fish will diminish inflammation so the Omega 3 fats are really good for us. So ar fish oil capsules.

Hope this helps!!

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   Posted 1/13/2008 9:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I also follow a strict gluten free diet which has nothing to do with lupus but I have read people with lupus should avoid the following:

alfalfa sprouts & nightshade veggies (tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant & peppers). Also shouldn't eat a lot of refined sugar. Pretty much stick to a balanced diet and like the others said, drink lots of water.

I hope this helps.

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DX: Hashimoto's 1999, Celiac Disease (AKA: gluten sensitivity) 2003, Raynaud's 2004, Lupus 2005 and Sjogrens 2006
Meds: Imuran, Plaquenil, Flexeril, Piroxicam, Levoxyl, Folic Acid, Lortab (as needed), Magnesium Citrate and magic mouthwash (as needed for mouthsores)

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