Trying To Cope With RA

I was diagnosed with low levels ra and lupus 2 years ago. My RA doctor said that my levels were very low in fact so low she called it.

I went to the doctor because my inner thighs or pelvic bones felt like they were pulling inwards. Now 2 years later, I hurt all over all the time like I have the flu and stay tired. I have been on lyRica. What the hell. I feel like crap all the time, don’t want to leave my house when I’m not at work and I use to be very energetic but not anymore. Any suggestions out there?

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  • Shankar
    3 years ago

    Just adding my story and thought it might help

    My wife had Rheumatoid Arthritis. She was getting backpain once in a year during winter and after taking tablets for 1-2months it use to go away. But last year it was worse. She had constant body pain though she was under medication. When dr changes tablet she use to feel better for 1-2 days and pain was back. Dr then tries steroid tablets. My wife started accumulation fat. But it didn’t help at all. We tried Arvada. It increased her gastric and she started getting nausea. We were terrified without knowing what to do. Then i found a book on naturopathy from Jindal hospital. I thought I would give a try. It really helped her. Since a year she doesn’t have any symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis. This is what we did that helped us. I hope it might help someone having trouble with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
    a) Daily drink fruit juice without adding sugar or sth extra.I use to make pomegranate,apple, orange, pineapple, watermelon, muskmelon etc. I used slowjiucer to get juice out of fruits. Drink it twice morning and evening.
    b) Take 2 thick cotton towels (turkey towel). Dip one in hot water 40-50 degree celsius. dip another in cold water. Squeeze it to dry. Now you have hot towel. Put that on your back. Let it stay for 2 min. Now take the cold towel. Squeeze it to dry. Put that on your back. leave it for 30 sec. repeat it 4 times before your bed. End this by applying another hot towel for 1 min. c) Then take some massage oil and massage back for 3-4min.

    Try it for 3 weeks. I bet you will see improvements. English medicines will have side effects. This is all natural and you will naturally. I think fresh fruit juices will have lot of antioxidants and help your body to heal. Hot/cold packs will help you to recover too. I didn’t try which one of this actually helped her. I know its one of it OR could be both. I didn’t want to experiment. But it really helps. Try it.Good luck.

  • 12d1ecc
    3 years ago

    I am a newbie. Taking methotrexate seems to work for me, but you have to stop drinking alcohol entirely on the spot. And, it may take several or more weeks to take effect. Good luck.

  • Jenn Lebowitz
    3 years ago

    Hi Barbara-

    So sorry to hear about what you’ve been going through.

    In addition to speaking with your doctor about specific medical advice (which we can’t provide via the internet, for your safety), I did think some particular articles might be helpful for you – as well as feedback you may get from the community.

    First, you might be interested in talking with your doctor about other treatment options, which you can learn more about here: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/treatment/. Next, you mention hurting all the time, so I thought that in addition to your treatment from your doctor, this article might be helpful: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/community-ideas-managing-pain/. Lastly, these articles discuss dealing with fatigue: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/managing-ra-related-fatigue/ and https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/ra-fatigue-complex-poorly-understood/.

    I truly hope this is helpful. We are thinking of you and sending you our very best! Please do feel free to keep in touch.

    Best,

    Jenn (Community Manager, RheumatoidArthritis.net)

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