I used to eat a much more cruciferous diet, but since my digestive system has taken such a hit from the Lupus, I cant eat the raw, fresh foods anymore. Its hard to balance the foods I can actually tolerate with foods that are good for me. I have finally found a delicate balance, but the slightest thing tips the scale. I have to stay away from lettuce, completely raw foods, cabbage, red meats, chicken that has any hormones whatsoever, MSG, carbonated beverages, and artificial sweeteners, oh and anything high in fat since it aggravates my pancreas. Like I said, its hard to find things I actually can eat.
I still drink caffeinated coffe, but I make it very weak and only drink it in the mornings. I missed it so much that I decided it was just one of those thigns I could not do without. I miss salads terribly, and sometimes still have a small one, especially if its early in the day.
I have found that if I consume most of my food early, and only eat very lightly and not past six oclock, that my symptoms are not quite as bad.
Its a balancing act that I think we all go through at some point.
Thanks for brigning this up!
Mother of four, full time Systems Analyst
Sjogrens, Crohns, suspected Lupus, Pancreatitis Dec. 2005
Meds: Medrol injections; Darvocet, starting Plaquenil in Feb.