Hi Ginny and Laurie,
I dont know what i did but i see there is no title to my thread.Oh well....First i want to share how i feel.I think it's important.I have been VERY VERY careful what i ate after this past weekends experimental diet thing.Monday morning,i was SHOCKED but i had no swelling and only slight stiffness in my hands.I'm not joking.Yesterday,was better.I had complete range of motion and no swelling of my hands no stiffness.I got out of bed and prayed before i went downstairs that i would not look and feel like an old lady.Im so happy that i actually have fluid movement now.I can rotate my hands,feet and i'm typing now and dont feel stiff.Again,yesterday i was so cautious with my diet.I had a veggie salmon burger with only half of the roll.The salad minus the tomato.Had my berrie flaxseed shake.I was afraid to eat dinner but knew i had to eat so i had only half peice of grilled salmon and some of my son's salad.I feel no pain.What is up with this???? I happy but wonder how long this will last.
I went to another Rhuematologist yesterday.I REALLY liked her.She took a COMPLETE history and asked lots of questions about the pain i was experiencing.Onset of pain ect ect..Of course when i made my appointment i felt like crap but the day of the appointment i felt almost 100% better.She did several range of motions tests.She tapped and poked me everywhere.Even took my socks off and rotated my feet and tapped on several areas and asked about pain.She made me walk on my tippy toes and heels.She said i was''excellant'' She ordered xrays of my hands and knees and took more blood.She's looking for some more specific virues,Lupus and RA.She said my previous Sjogrens test was not positive for Sjogrens.She said i have a 'high titer for sjogrens''.The other two tests for the sjogrens were negative.She said that something may be cooking but until i have symptoms she cannot treat it and wouldnt say i have sjogrens right now.Oh and she thinks i may have carpul tunnel in my hands.She did this test with my hands and i felt a tingly sensation.My blood pressure was pretty high(160/100) OUCH.She gave me a Benecar at the office and would not let me leave until i took the pill.She gave me a prescription for Benecar.She was most concerened with my blood pressure than anything else.Last week my pressure was 140/80.That is my typical pressure when i;m in the M.D office.I get really nervous but yesterday was exceptionally high.Scary thing is that i didnt feel like i had a headache
So now,i have to wait for these other blood tests and get the xrays done and treat my blood pressure.I feel almost 100% better but for how long?? I can actually MOVE and not grunt.I can get up without holding on. I;m so afraid to eat anything i have here at home.I need to go shopping at Fairway's Market.They have whole organic foods.I'm also thinking of buying that Jack Lalane Juicer.I hear juicing helps a lot with overall health and when you juice the right foods you can decrease inflammation.
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Hi Always Rosie,
I dont think the diet is supposed to work this fast.I have NO IDEA why i feel better so fast.I made another berry and flaxseed drink for breakfast.I add two tablespoon of ground organic flaxseed to the drink and that equals 2,400 mg of Omega 3 fatty acids.Omegas have potent anti-inflammatory properties.I'm trying to figure out what to have for lunch and dinner.
As for headaches....yes,i get headachces from time to time.Mostly on the top of my head.It's kinda like a migrane type headachce.Yesterday with the B/P of 160/100 i had NO headache.Go figure.I had a slight headache the day before though.
I heard about Dr.Perricone's book and watched his seminar on TV.He is very big on anti-inflammatory foods.He says to eat Wild Salmon everyday if possible.I have several book from Dr.Weil and bought the controversial book from Kevin Trudeau 'Natural Cure ''They'' Dont Want You To Know about'.
Oh and when i had the severe pain over the weekend my allergies and asthma were bad too.I take Advair and albuterol but i still had some wheezing and tightness.I'm usually pretty controlled and it was odd to have all of this going on at once.The new Rhuematologist thinks i may have a shellfish allergy.She said too that certain foods affect the synovial fluids around the joints.Especially if you have an allergy.Kinda makes sense now that i think about how everything happened all together after eating shrimp two days in a row.I will NEVER EVER eat shrimp again.She also said some higher protein foods effect the synovial fluids.I believe i read in Dr.Weil's book that people with Lupus should have less protien and higher carbs.Dont remeber the ratio but he did mention a specifc ratio of protein to carbs that people with autoimmune inflammatory issues should have.
I will keep you posted and good luck with your new Rhuemy AlwaysRosie