Hi there, I've DXed myself with RA with the help of this website and other online information. My PCP has checked me with three different tests. The RheumASSURE panel showed mild markers.
I've been referred to a RA in Raleigh NC. I haven't made the appt yet because I wanted to get out of the horrible flare I was in. I was able to do this by changing my diet.
For years I have known that eliminating sugar from my diet would be a life changer but I didn't do it. I have now and it's been the game changer. After three days the incredible soreness and muscle pain started to subside. After a week I felt massive relief. Every day that goes by I feel better. I was seriously suicidal at one point. If it wasn't for a good friend and some internet searches about this disease I would have gotten worse.
I've always known that sugar is my Nemesis. It has also become an addiction.
Here is an article that I found interesting because it is what I have done besides get rid of the sugar. I also watched some YouTube videos about people that used an all meat diet to save thier family.
I'm on this journey by myself and hope to stay here in this community. Thank you, Sara