About 9 months ago I joined Weight Watchers so I changed my diet, less cookies and snacks and more fresh food, veggies and fruit. I still eat meat and dairy but I've cut down on caffeine. I have noticed that I have more energy and I feel like being more active which helps the RA. Still have those bad days when my hands hurt too much to type or my feet hurt to wear shoes but I think staying away from processed food is probably a good idea. At WW the suggest you shop the perimeter of the grocery store when shopping, fruits, veggies, meats and dairy stay away from the inside isles.View Thread
Are you taking a folic acid supplement? A while ago I was having an issue with cold sores on my lip and occasionally in my mouth. I was taking 1mg of folic acid a day and when I talked to my doctor she suggested to take the my regular 1mg but every other day take 2mg. I have also become very conscious of keeping my hands away from my face/mouth. I try not to over use hand sanitizer but I probably use it more now especially after things like handling money, gas pumps and things like carts at the grocery store. View Thread
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