WAY good that the food has helped SO fast. I have found that there are certain foods that hurt quite quickly, but the ones that help take quite a while on the diet to really help. . . so it is really encouraging to learn that you had such fast results.
My daughter has a couple books by Dr. Perricone. . . which talk in great detail about
the inflammation or anti-inflammation factor in foods. If anyone is interested, the books are quite popular and are available in most libraries. She used the library books first and then decided she wanted to own the books and has treated her asthma with whole foods.
Oh Fran, that was a high blood pressure. Its good that the rheumy treated you. Do you have a home monitor? I do find it interesting how much my blood pressure can fluctuate. But I thought that high blood pressure was a silent issue . . . meaning that it usually doesn't cause any symptoms until its does damage . . . do you normally get a headache when yours is up?
Carpal Tunnel. I had that REALLY bad and the doc kept telling me I needed surgery in both wrists because my muscles was wasting in the hand. The doctor had done an EMG (electrical stimulation test) on my wrists to see how bad things were in the wrists. I asked him to try giving me steroid injections in my wrists to see if we could avoid the surgeries and he finally agreed. That was last November and I haven't had any trouble since. I get a occasional reminders that there could be issues brewing now and then, but then it goes away!! I feel so blessed that the shot worked. Normally it only gives you up to 6 months of relief . . . but whatever was causing my inflammation everywhere else is minimal now too . . . praise God!!
Its interesting that you felt well at your first visit. I'm going to be in the same boat, I think. I have a first visit with a new rheumy on Nov 15 and I've been able to pace myself and medicate myself well enough to stay pretty much under the radar. I keep waiting, though, for an ugly flare
and praying that they will stay away for good!!
I hope your doc figures things out with you!! Keep us posted. and keep updating about
the diet and the juicing. I'm really interested in your results.
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