I stopped taking mthx injections two weeks ago. I dreaded taking it every week as it made me nauseous and tired and I felt like myImmune system was compromised as I was catching lots of bugs. So I’ve stopped cold turkey with meds and trying very hard with eating an anti inflammatory diet which includes ginger shots, lots of turmeric and lots of fruit and vegetables. It maybe foolish to just stop as my symptoms may soon flare but I wondered whether anyone had any good… read more
Yes it helps- been dairy free about a year and if I cheat I feel it. As long as I stay away from the worst foods that cause inflammation I have very little joint pain and no itchy skin. Gluten and sugar have been the biggies!
I'm so glad it's helping! I read some interesting stuff last night on copper and it's link to zinc levels and Psoriasis (theory: our copper levels are too high because our bodies are using up all the zinc trying to take care of the inflammation). The science looked good and it might be part of why these diets work well for some people but not others (perhaps we're not all targeting the right culprits depending on what diet we're trying). A lot of the foods that are high in copper are avoided in FODMAP (dairy for example).
I thought I'd relay because it might be helpful for others to look into.
I am referring to the anti- inflammatory diet!
This absolutely works and is worth the sacrifice!
I feel you there. My father just went through that... luckily he figured out what med was doing it and it wasn't one that was really vital to his treatment so his doctors had him quit taking it.
It might be worth it to try FODMAP or something like that. Some people have said it helped them reduce their medication. Hopefully you can find some combination that helps.
And if you're up to it and can get a medical card or live in a recreation state, I would strongly suggest cannabis for nausea. It works wonders and for me works better than Zofran. You can try low-THC (CBD strains) if you're concerned about the intoxicating effects... but in my experience it can help a lot, just start slow if you're not used to it or haven't used it in a long time.
Take care. I'll send some positive energy out in the universe for you.