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My arthritis – how I cope with flare ups

My arthritis – how I cope with flare ups

Oh, how I hate these days. I’m waking up during the night because my hands and arms are getting numb; my hands, wrists and feet are swollen and uncomfortably warm and I know- my psoriatic arthritis has returned.

It’s the feeling of helplessness which gets me every time.

I’m dealing with this since 15 years and only last year I got diagnosed. Until then my doctors never had an answer. Will I ever get rid of this or do I have to live with it? I have refused several times before to take some serious medication which basically suppresses my immune system to a degree when my body can hardly cope with a cold so what’s the point? Keeping the arthritis at bay and simply swap it with all sorts of other problems? No thanks.

So a couple of years ago I decided to go through a trial and error phase with myself being the guinea pig. All I had read about psoriatic arthritis was that you can’t get rid of it so I wanted to see how I can manage it and get on with my life without exposing my body to potentially toxic medications.

For me, the following is working:

  1. Cut out wheat and dairy
Nov 13, 2015 | Posted by in blog | Comments Off on My arthritis – how I cope with flare ups

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