Anyone that had had success completely naturally - meds free, please share. Feeling a bit discouraged
Hi! I’m very early on my RA journey but am determined to beat this with diet and exercise. For me at the moment it’s worst in my hands, wrists and feet and is discouraging because I struggle to complete day to day tasks without a lot of pain and effort. But! I also think that it took my body a long time to get to this state and so it’s going to take time to get out of it. Good luck today - I hope all goes better than you hope!
I hear ya! I haven’t done laundry in over a week because I can’t make it up and down the stairs. I finally asked my teen boys to do it for me and they just came up and told me the basement is flooded. I truly want to do this naturally! I am exploring all options to see what helps. I get discouraged easily, but I don’t think I have given it enough time. It’s been less than a month. So yes I will go on! Thank you
Oh no.... That’s not positive news on what’s supposed to be a positive news day! Hope the flood isn’t too bad and that the boys can handle it for you
I hope you have a great appointment. Maybe an adjustment will help with those headaches. Looking forward to hearing about the outcome. Have a blessed day.
I am hoping so too! Thank you!
To answer your question, Yes! I've been off meds for almost 4 months. Cleaned up my diet 3 years ago, but really felt a difference once I started supplements about 5 months ago. I do have one deformed finger... Not sure if it will ever heal, but the meds weren't helping it either (and I felt the meds were slowly killing me.... Definitely killing my quality of life). I do still have some pain around "that time of the month." But, I always had flares during those times. And I wouldn't even call these flares. Keep at it! Everyone's body is different, but I believe we can all find the right natural combinations to heal our bodies!!!
Thank you! That’s encouraging. I really haven’t given everything a good chance. It’s been less than a month really.
no RA meds. Diet, natural anti inflammatory herbs turmeric, cannabis, boswellia, ginger. Gentle exercise every day. Massage, acupuncture, cranial sacral osteopathy. Out of shape fingers but I am pretty functional - some things I can achieve sometimes - other times not. My target is to master opening jar lids again and full use of the garden secateurs. Pain dropped from about 8 to 1 - I can sleep. Pretty good energy. No depression. 18 months in to this path. X
What is cranial sacral osteopathy?
Awesome! Thanks for sharing! I truly do believe we can be healed mostly. Do you live in a high humidity climate?
Sara Ledbetter I was going to ask that too thanks
Matt Riley https://www.healthline.com/health/cranial-sacral-therapy#benefits-and-uses
Sara Ledbetter https://www.healthline.com/health/cranial-sacral-therapy#benefits-and-uses
Sorry no success with natural methods... After years of suffering and living with terrible quality of life I finally tried Methotrexate and I cannot believe how AWESOME I feel... Now I can't believe I didn't try it sooner
You have to remember we did not get sick overnight nor do we get held over night you're doing everything you can do to help yourself trust me I'm there I've been there and I'm trying to do it myself you're encouraging a lot of people by the videos you post and we thank you very much
Thank you! Yes I was just reminded of that at my chiropractor appointment!
Hope your appointment went well! I was off meds for 15 months, doing diet and supplements helped a lot. I took meds from the point of diagnosis for 10 years. During that time, my joints did not get worse. Off meds, I started to have joint deterioration in both hands. I am experimenting now and taking a med for the next 6 months to see what happens. I worry about the same thing. I would prefer to be off meds, but obviously, do not want my hands to get worse. Will continue with natural remedies as well.
As much as I don’t want to hear that I am thankful. I do want to know what I ultimately may need to do
This is a great point. I have always responded well to medication and it is one of many contributing items that are helping me live my best life. My goal is to take meds for as short a time as possible.
I don't take any meds I only eat organic foods and NO processed foods. Take vitamin D and one 'live' yogurt for the gut healing bugs. Take cinnamon each day. My flares have got less and i feel fine unless i slip up and take something processed. I don't eat tomato because they are bad for me. I am going to do the AIP diet and have just sent off for the recipe book. This is working for me so far and I hope it will continue that way.
Thank you! That’s great! And interesting! I eat tomatoes all the time. I haven’t really thought about them being bad for me. I might need to check that out
Matt Riley tomatoes are a “nightshade” and they do give a lot of trouble to people with RA. If you do some research on the AIP diet you will find a bunch of foods to avoid... Especially during the elimination phase. Everyone reacts differently to foods! Very interesting.
Matt Riley I read that they use part of the tomato in vaccines when inoculating against disease, it helps to trigger the immune system. I think this might also be in some beans i need to research this more.
Pauline Andersen I looked up the goods and Bads for the AIP diet. I noticed ibuprofen is terrible too and this week I have been living on it... I am really going to look into this diet.
That is amazing that it can affect our bodies that much! And in my effort to eat healthier I have been consuming almost ALL of the nightshades everyday! Thank you guys! This may change everything!