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Newly diagnosed with Arthritis

Jul 24, 2017 5:44 PM

I've recently been diagnosed with arthritis. I have it all over. First dx in my spine. Now hips, hands, neck and feet. Probably other places. I don't know what to do for it other than Tylonel Arthritis my doctor told me. And she said maybe spine doctor can give injections. She is going to give me injections in hips. She burnt nerves in back. I have fibromyalgia. I'm trying different things for that. Some of I've gotten from here. Does anyone know what to do for arthritis in so many places? Plus my fibro? tia

Jul 24, 2017 6:04 PM

I'm so sorry to hear that. 😐 for your hands there are special gloves for them . Otherwise I'm sorry I don't know about the rest . Very ((Gentle hugs)) sending preyers your way. I wish you the best of luck 🤗🤗🤗🤗

Jul 25, 2017 4:24 AM

I'm so sorry to hear that I don't have arthritis so can't give much advice but I'm thinking of you and I hope you get the right treatment that you deserve

Jul 25, 2017 1:22 PM

AnimalLover2, is it osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis? I've had OA since the early 90s, and it's first started in my left knee. It's recently moved to hands hips and basically it's now body wide. Sadly I've yet to find a day without pain, especially given the fibromyalgia and sjogrens added. Keeping my joints warm helps (fingertipless gloves are awesome in cold weather). Stretching and moving is important for both fibro and OA; non mobility leads to stiffness. Warm showers help some, as does Voltaren gel. Good luck and be willing to try new things. What works for one doesn't necessarily work for another. Hugs love & prayers! 🤗❤🙏🌼

Aug 02, 2017 9:54 PM

I also have OA since late 80's. Advanced to Psoriatic Arthritis and now have AS. Like FlappysLady81 the arthritis is now body wide. Fingerless gloves help. Heat/or Cold, massage. Aqua Arthritis classes, back brace ( get OTC) braces to help rest effected joint. Hot showers. Mobility/ rest each depends on yourdegree of pain. Diet. Friends to talk to. Good chronic pain clinic. ❤️ and lots of it by others and yourself.

Aug 02, 2017 10:16 PM

I have arthritis and fibro. I researched an anti-inflammatory diet and change the way I eat. My inflammation markers dropped from nearly 100 to 2 in about 18 months. Totally worth learning a new way to eat.

Aug 02, 2017 10:27 PM

Good idea fatiguedFighter. I have looked up antiinflammatory foods. Interested in hitting my pain at the increased inflammation" what type of diet did was it. Can private message me if you like am very interested in this idea. Thanks

Aug 03, 2017 12:25 AM

I have an older version of the app, so I can't do private messages. Here's how I eat:

I don't eat meat - it's really hard on my system

No dairy products. Dairy is extremely acidic when it digests. It also causes the body to create a lot of mucus. Both of those are very bad triggers for inflammation.

No sugar. Sugar literally feeds inflammation. I do eat fruits and honey, agave and pure maple syrup. They rarely trigger me.

No refined white flour, fried foods or processed foods.

It sounds really restrictive, but once you're past the learning curve, it's totally worth it. I use Forks Over Knives a lot. They have a website as well as a couple of cookbooks. I also follow a group called Finding Vegan on Facebook. It's great to have some good resources to draw ideas from.

Try googling Inflammatory foods. I found it was very helpful to see both lists. I also recommend watching "What the Health" and "Forks Over Knives" (the movie). They have some food advice as well as referencing medical studies and interviewing doctors.

My rheumatologist is ranked as one of the best in my state. And he's fantastic. And he belives there is no connection between food and inflammation. Unfortunately, most doctors agree with him. And they are dead wrong. It makes a world of difference!

Good luck! It really helped me.

Aug 03, 2017 12:49 AM

Eat anti-inflammatory food, there are tons of recommendation on website, try Bodhi Meditation. It helps me tremendously. All Western med are just temporarily for short term to help u keep under control for the moment so u can function and tolerate shortly. Practice Bodhi Meditation is fast and effective healing for all kind of ailments, but u do it diligently, the more u do it the faster the result. It is 30 min long guided visualization, very easy. It is better if you go to a near by center to practice and get proper lessons. I gave up on med and just practiced it for 8 days, 3 hr a day. I able to gain more energy and less pain. I have fybromyalgia, ibs, etc... I do take supplements for pain too. There is hope for all ailments including cancer, we just have to believe in ourselves that we will find a way out of all the mess. Please pray and you will receive all that u ask for. Please have faith.

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