Hi Scott007, you said above that eating the starch is about
the same thing as a potato a day, why not just eat a potato a day?
(Hi Moosie - I love Sequim, banana belt of WA! My mom used to live there, beautiful area!)
I am 56 diagnosed with RA 3 yrs ago, but I had a feeling before that. All tests are neg except the anti ccp @ >250
I have ulnar drift in both hands, but in my mind I believe it is mild, I can still use my hands but my typing speed sucks, my fingers are in the wrong positions now, lol (I'm a bookkeeper - yikes!)
I refused all RX until a minor back injury when I was given prednisone for the inflammation. I was just amazed at how I felt and asked my Dr to let me keep taking it @ 5mg daily
She said yes only if I promise to go see a rheumatologist. I did and the rheumy immediately wanted to up my pred to 20mg and put me on methotrexate. When I told her that I was not ready for meth or biologics or dmards yet, I was made fun of, dismissed and basically told that I was an idiot and my tendons in my hands were going to rupture eventually.
I left the office in tears but I was more determined than ever to try other things first.
Both knees are very painful, but I have recently started deep water exercise and that has helped a little. It's very hard getting out of bed in the morning, but I still don't believe I am ready for those nasty rx at this point in my life.
Now I am at 7mg pred but I am also taking many natural things, boswellia, krill oil, sour cherry extract, turmeric, probiotics. potassium, vit D and vit C -
In your opinion, do those actually do anything? I did try to look up studies to support the health claims but it's hard to trust what's on the internet.
Post Edited (Ciarraibleu) : 10/6/2017 12:03:04 AM (GMT-6)