I completely agree with you wipitgood13, we are all individuals and react differently to medicines, diet, etc, I myself have tried the meds to no avail, but have noticed a difference with diet, some things trigger it and other things don't it's just a process of elimination, but the most powerful thing is attitude, like you said, we are capable of far more things than we give ourselves credit for, and positive thinking can be very powerful, i am not about to give up either, several things have helped, hydrotherapy has been beneficial, excercise and i find leafy green vegies are great, i am trying to find a more natural treatment for myself simply because i have had more success with that than with medications,when i find something that has a good result i will definitely share it, it may help someone else as well if not better. You have a great outlook, and i hope you find things to help you as well, i will continue to explore and post when i find good results! You take care and keep up your positive thinking, that's the most important thing! lolView Thread
Hi amy, i was prescribed plaquenil for my RA some years ago, and while it reduced the pain, it also suppressed my immune system to the point where anything could get in. I came down with colds, flu, bronchitis etc., so took myself off it, there are many side effects with this medication, one of which affects the eyesight. Not recommended if you are diabetic, make sure you make an informed decision before trying new medication, talk with your rheummy about it, and if he is doing his job properly will be very happy to discuss all possibilities with you. I have since gone on to natural medicines with pretty good results, hydrotherapy is working quite well, eating lots of leafy green vegies helps too, but this must be done long term. So i hope you like your vegies, hope this helps you a little at least, take care it can be managed!View Thread
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