Pregnancy improved my RA from my second trimester until
2 months ago after having the baby, which is common. It's the bodies way of protecting the baby. I had no symptoms! Being the cheese and sugar addict Iam, I went back to a normal diet. Great in the short run, bad in the long run. My pain use to be only in my hands and feet but now it is everywhere. It likes to hop around from day to day.Don't be discouraged by this. After months of eating a normal diet, it makes sense. There is a theory that RA is causes by a bacteria. And guess what bacteria love? Sugar and bad carbs that turn into sugar. So I been feeding these little monsters for months. I am back on my diet and am sure it will take time to detox. That said the lymph exercises have already improved my knees and have kept it from my feet. Just do a search online. I got the exercises from the live strong website.
As far as keeping up with two kids, I have really simplified my life and tried to embrace a slower pace lifestyle. I am content as long as I can take care of them. Nights an mornings are the worse and that is only an issue because I have to get my son to school. Nights are tough because I am nursing a baby. Some nights, I cry because my arms hurt when I carry her. But, my faith keeps me going. Suffering to me can either break me or help me grow into a better person. I often pray God use my pain to help me sympathize with others who are suffering. I pray for healing too but that is in God's timing. I cant worry about
tomorrow, i have to do my best today. I have also learned to accept help from others and ask for help more.
Try to remove one thing from your diet. Don't give up. You are young and am assuming without kids, so you can truly take time in focusing on your health. Perspective is everything. How can this make you a better person? Don't be defeated. I will keep you posted on my progress. Is there a way to send you a message directly on here?
Post Edited (Rhimo) : 4/5/2013 3:31:12 AM (GMT-6)