I'm quite new to RA, diagnosed 2 years ago and so far I thin I'm quite lucky only to have periodic problems with my hands.
The past year I have wondered about allergies and their connection with RA. The past month I have had much more pain than usual and it occured to me that it started roughly the same time as the pollen this year. It also occured to me that I noticed the same thing last year. I've started taking anti-histamines the past week on odd days and it seems that on the days I take them the RA symptoms are milder.
Additionally, as I child I used to have an allergy to dairy products and I've noticed a definate link between dairy and my RA.
I was wondering if I'm imagining this or whether anyone else have come across this?