Posted 5/27/2015 12:07 PM (GMT -7)
I have RA and Sjogrens and at first before I got on meds, I noticed that gluten would worsen my arthritis, so I cut it out. I am now able to add it back without as many problems. I still don't eat as much wheat as I once did. Don't give up and if your Dr. thinks you have inflammatory arthritis, stay on the plaquenil so you don't get more damage. I went off for 3 years and now I have damage. My x rays were positive for RA in the past few months. However, I'd been suffering from symptoms for a long time along with a negative rheumatoid factor. I had a high sed rate, crp and ANA. So, be cautious, you are young, you want to postpone any damage. Also, it takes 3 months for the plaquenil to get to peak concentration. The eye problems with plaq. are rare but get your eyes examined every year.
Sjogrens syndrome 2/15 via lip biopsy: RA 3/15 seronegative, positive x rays
colitis-resection 11/10, hashimoto's thyroiditis, type 2 diabetes, morphea, GERD
Meds: plaquenil, synthroid, metformin, nexium, restasis, estrogen patch, prometrium, VSL #3, evening primrose oil, alpha lipoic acid.