I have just been sentenced to living the rest of my life with RA! HELP!

by Cindy
(Canada)

I have had terrible bouts of pain, from my head to my toes! For six months now.

The biggest most excruciating pain thus far, has been the gut wrenching, mind numbing decision of going with holistic healing or the toxic drug combinations prescribed by my rhuematologist ! Being pain free was such a delicious thought, that I almost ran to the pharmacy to pick up my "freedom" shots and pills. Had it not been for the darn neon signs flashing " SIDE EFFECTS BEWARE!" I would now be snuggling into my heating pad waiting for the miracle of a pain free life.
The holistic healing flashing neon signs ,flash, " WAIT AND BE TWISTED and DEFORMED!"
I know it is my time, my body, but please if anyone knows anything about the Holistic helps, or anyone who has done that journey and lived to tell me a lovely positive happily ever after story. Please give it to me straight either way!
Please God or Universe , bless each of us with a kind caring human being of a RHUEMATOLOGIST ! My Dr had a beautiful smile , he had gentle hands, a soft voice, even seemed to have two functioning ears. Yet the sentencing was cold, deliberate and so matter of fact! I couldn't ask even one of the million questions assaulting my brain, until he had completed writing out the stack of prescriptions and directions for me. I just want to TALK, and maybe CRY to someone who obviously knew what my life was now going to be!
Thank you all for your stories, I know I will be looking for support everywhere I can get it.

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I have researched natural methods for pain relief since, on principle, I reject the notion of a dependence on drugs or the prospect of surgery.

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Sep 17, 2014
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There is a hope to live without meds
by: Anonymous

I have been diagnosed with RA in 2010 at the age of 26. I can't tell exactly when my RA torture started but it was long before 2010. All the doctors I went to told me that I was too young to have pain all over my body and feel constant fatigue. I've been dragging myself through daily routine with enourmous ammount of pain and honestly I have no idea how I've done that. After I've been diagnosed I've been prescribed sulfasalazine first, then methotrexate and prednisone, then plaquenil and prednisone. All those coctails of meds kept destroying my immune system day by day until the March of this year when I've been "enjoying" four trips to the hospital. The last one was about my stomach could not take meds anymore. I was getting cold from every single opened window or AC, all my body was crying for help. After the last hospitalization my husband made me drink the juice he made from kale, spinach, parsley, celery, apple (everything organic). I slept for couple of hours after that right away and once I woke up the cleansing started. Since April I am without meds and I will do everything to never go back there again. I won't say your pain will go away with the first glass of juice but I will say that by changing your lifestyle, little by little, step by step, you will feel a great relief. You should never give up hope and continue on searching the ways for you like eating organic, using organic cosmetics and less chemical house cleaners and laundry detergents. You should try to rebild your immune system instead of suppresing it and making your life miserable. I don't want to poison my body anymore especially because I don't give a hope to have a baby and be able to hold him/her without crying from pain. I wish you stay strong as you already are!

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Jun 05, 2012
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Alternative care
by: Sonia

I was diagnosed wtih RA 4 years ago, when my third baby was only 9 months old. I spent 6-7 months with sharp unbearable pain which led me to the emergency room every time. I was given 3 medications i needed to take twice daily. (for the rest of my life as far as i knew). I started to take them, but 3 months into my treatments i went to an accupuncturist who asked me to go vegan and stop taking my meds. Of course, that advice was not recommended by any doctor i saw, but i took the chance. I continued with the accupuncture and went vegan for 8 months. I stopped drinking coffee and alcohol. . I have not taken meds since, except during my flareups..which i have had although not constant. I drink at least 1 quart of green tea that i brew and chill daily..its all i drink during the day. I start my day with a smoothie that has kale, parsley, spinach, antioxidant fruit mix and wholeflax seed which i sweeten with a bit of agave nectar. I now eat some chicken and fish, but not more than once a week...if that much. But i havent taken meds.,,and im exercising., with no major problems. I will probably have to start taking meds eventually, but i'ved avoided them for 4 years now and i rather continue to do that for as long as possible..of course i took a huge risk, since what i did isnt backed up by science.
But its worth a shot to make changes that will help ease the inflammation, and therefore the pain.

May 06, 2012
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Your Pain Hurts I Know
by: Pamela Seals

Well I have had RA since 1993. Take the meds your RA Doctor offers. Side effects yes but rare, enjoy some felief and enjoy your life. RA is stronger than the not taking the meds. A little Heaven is a lot better than a whole lot of "Hell"

Feb 08, 2012
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I share your thoughts
by: Thom

I have suffered through chronic back pain for over 20 years, and have known many people working through various forms of arthritis. Over the years I have researched natural methods for pain relief since, on principle, I reject the notion of a dependence on drugs or the prospect of surgery. In the last two years I have developed a natural method for pain relief that has served me quite well, as it has for many others who are working through a wide variety of chronic pain conditions, including many who are working through various forms of arthritis. If you like, feel free to download a white paper I have prepared that reflects the experiences of many of those who have used my method. You can find this paper at www.smartenergetics.com/community/read-reviews, and I hope this information will help you.

take care, thom

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