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    Default Any Rheumatoid arthritis sufferers?

    Hey just wondering if anyone else suffers from RA??
    I'm having a bad flare up today.
    My feet don't like me working on them all day. It's a new job in childcare and I'm not sure what I'm going to do.

    What are you taking medication wise??
    I'm only taking panadol osteo and celebrix but it's not doing much. I do take Nurofen sometimes but it's not doing much today.

    What other things do you do to help??

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    Hi I also have RA, but have been really lucky to never have a major flare up. I am not on any medication and have only really taken panadol if I needed it.

    I did find though what when I started working at my local hospital and was on my feet a lot (in admin and do a lot of walking around) I went to Athletes Foot and go a pair of nursing type shoes (managed to get some cute ones) as they are made for you to be on your feet all the time. It really helped.

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    I have something connective tissuey. Not sure which, could be RA or psoriatic or something else even. Anyway, I am meant to start on methotrexate - but I am too scared so I am putting it off. I have been on plaquenil in the past. AI sux.
    I haven't found anything that works - either I'm in a flare or not, and when I'm in the flare - my fatigue gets so bad I can't function. Grr.

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    Diet! It's amazing how certain foods can increase the inflammatory process in our body.
    Ideally you want to limit 'night shades' in particular tomato, capsicum, potato and eggplant.
    I know plenty of people that have had RA or another inflammatory issue and barely have any problems.
    Check out Robb Wolf on google and you will find more information on RA and nutrition under the forum section.

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    Me

    I have had some huge flare ups...i have to be incredibly careful not to over do it and try and keep my diet as balanced as possible.

    After I had DD i had a rheumatoid storm...it was awful, i could barely move. I was put on prednisolone and had to stay on it until i stopped breastfeeding (11 months) as my other one was toxic through breastmilk.

    I am now on PLaquenil, 400 mg a day (was on 200 but it wasn't enough). It helps a lot! Some bad days, i'll still need some nurofen as well.

    If you have just changed your activity levels...it might take a while to balance it out again.

    How often do you see your rheum?


 

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