Flares and Detox diets

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   Posted 8/24/2014 12:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I have started to see a more natural, holistic doctor, who was an emergency ER doc for 14 yrs that switched to holistic after some experiences. (I still see my rheum too) I started on a "detox" diet to kind of restart my gut. It is simply, eating whole foods, and avoiding dairy and other things that can cause inflammation. I have done this type of thing before on my own several years ago but didn't stick with it. On day one ( I am on day 7 now) I started having joint pain, and it has just increase since. Would the diet change cause my body to go into a flare? I meet with my rheum this week so I will talk with her about it then, but interested what others have experienced with diet changes.

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   Posted 8/24/2014 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I think I've read that detox diets often make people feel worse before they feel better. How this works specifically for people with Lupus I am not sure, but I *always* suggest everyone check in with Drs before making major changes in food, sleep, exercise, or vitamins/supplements. Often the Dr is carefully tracking how we are reacting to the meds they prescribe, and changing something without telling them can throw off the whole treatment plan.

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   Posted 8/27/2014 11:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I am having problems with the weight gain from the prednisone. I am also experiencing hair loss. Any suggestions.

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   Posted 8/27/2014 11:48 PM (GMT -6)   
For hair loss try biotin. It really helps me.

The weight thing is harder for me. Predisone makes me crave sweets.
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   Posted 8/28/2014 6:58 AM (GMT -6)   
With Prednisone, really have to watch those extra carbs. Pred seems to make them turn to weight instantly!
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   Posted 8/29/2014 6:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I did a detox last week. All I can say is owww. They do make you feel worse before you feel better!! I am feeling better though now. What I have found with detox's and lupus is that it will shake up any dormant types of infection (if that makes any sense). I ended up with another uti as a result. From what I have been reading this can be common. I strongly urge anyone with lupus considering doing a detox to consult their doc and be prepared to end up hurting before feeling better as it is a very strong possibility! Especially if the detox is toted as temporarily weakening the immune system. (same effect as prednisone etc)

Also, do not do a liquid fast or detox if you are taking prescription meds that must be taken with food. It's downright dangerous in my opinion.

I found also with diet changes that I did feel worse before I felt better. Just like when one all of a sudden stops drinking coffee and gets that good old headache from the sudden lack of caffeine. Withdrawel is highly likely.
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