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Old 10-28-2008, 09:35 AM   #1
John Lovins
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My wife and her arthritis...

Hi everyone.. Need some info or help in trying to help my wife. A little background regarding her; she is a hairdresser so obviously she cuts hair all day. A few years ago, her thumb "flared" up and was in so much pain, nothing could touch it. Even the brushing of a bed sheet was enough to cause pain. This happened maybe once every 4-5 months.... About a year ago, she joined Rogue Fitness with me, everything was going great then another flare up.

She was off and on the crossfit gym from issues in her hand.. Then this past week it moved to her wrist from Fri night until Sunday night. It was waking her in her sleep every hour or 2.

A few months ago, she was researching and found the symptons of gout to be exactly how she feels. After having her uric acid levels tested along with kidney stones she has passed, turned out they were fine and the stones were calcium. A specialist diagnosed her with Palindromic Rheumatism.

Has anyone had to have dealt with something similar? If so, anything she can do? Fish oil? other foods?

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Old 10-28-2008, 11:44 AM   #2
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Re: My wife and her arthritis...

It's my understanding that cherry juice (and you can get this in a concentrated form) can be very beneficial to those suffering from arthritis. Eliminating irritants such as nightshades, gluten, dairy, etc. from the diet can also help.
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Old 10-30-2008, 11:24 AM   #3
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Re: My wife and her arthritis...

Its a rare disease. Best thing to do is find a Rheumatoidologist ( arthritis doctor) that has this as a clinical interest with this. Best place to look for you would be cleveland clinic since your in ohio.

Could look for a support group of similar affect people, the web will be a could resource for that and some guidance.
I saw there this a forum as well

Fishoil? couldnt hurt. Go for 4 grams a day (epa and dha totals not the oil itself)

My understanding that its odd one. flares ups... pain.. goes away without rhyme or reason.
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