Arthritis Cure – For Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers and Carers
Rheumatoid Arthritis turns lives upside down. The inflammation, pain, immobility and psychological problems it causes, affect relationships, careers, studies, hobbies, sleep and just about every other aspect of a person's life.
My name is Brian Darby and I've experienced all of the destructive effects of Rheumatoid Arthritis first-hand over a period of around twenty eight years. After a lot of effort, time, experimentation and with a lot of luck, I eventually designed a solution (a way to prevent my RA from recurring) in the form of a diet, which works for me. I sincerely believe it can work for others too.
I created this blog to share my diet, my experience, and my modest knowledge in the hope that it may be of benefit to others who are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. If you have RA then I hope you will give my diet a try and keep in touch to let me know how you get on. I would also appreciate it if anyone with RA or anyone close to a person with RA, would share their experiences, advice, tips and suggestions with me, for the benefit of other interested readers.
Rheumatoid Arthritis – Catching Up! I Have so Much New Material to Post…
Unfortunately, I had to neglect my blogs for some considerable time due to illness and pressure from my businesses. This has been very frustrating for me but I really had no choice, my work pays the bills and I had reached the point where I was working twelve to fourteen hours every day, including weekends.
Due to the additional stress from work I strayed from my diet and became very ill. I had huge problems with my knees and this triggered inflammation in many other joints too.
Unfortunately I had to keep working on-site and away from my office and home, so I began to eat and drink things which I knew would cause problems, but at the same time I needed the energy and often the caffeine too :-)
Eventually I reached the point where I needed to have cortisone injections in my knees again, in order to continue working. I kept saying to myself, I will just get on top of things then go back to my diet and recover but new problems kept getting in the way.
Knee Aspiration & Corticosteroid Injection for Rheumatoid Arthritis – Is It Painful? Is It Effective?
Aspiration & Treatment of Joint Inflammation in Rheumatoid Arthritis – My Experience
First of all in answer to the initial questions; no it is not at all painful, and yes it is very effective.
In this post I would like to try to allay any fears or anxieties that other RA sufferers may have concerning this type of treatment. I can confirm that it is both effective and painless, and if it is offered as an option by your specialist, don’t be at all concerned about the treatment process itself.
To illustrate and confirm my experience of this process, I filmed my last treatment (with the kind permission of my rheumatologist) in its entirety and embedded the video into this post ;-) over here →
I experienced no pain or discomfort during the entire process and was quite comfortable making this film at the same time :-)
It makes sense for anyone with RA to make sure they receive enough vitamin D (in my case through mountains of tuna fish) of course, but I wasn’t aware of the research linking RA (and other form of arthritis) more directly with vitamin D deficiency.
Also, there are a number of people (including doctors) who are promoting the use of vitamin D supplementation as either a possible cure for rheumatoid arthritis or as a method of significantly reducing symptoms. The proponents of this idea suggest using a much higher dose than the typical 200 to 400 UI per day recommendation. They suggest a dose of 4000 to 6000 UI per day.
In this post I want to encourage the owners of those websites which advertise and/or promote a cure for arthritis which then subsequently require the payment of a fee (either for an eBook, or for some other means of accessing the ‘cure’), to consider providing their information free of charge.
If the information on those websites is genuinely useful and could help to relieve suffering, then why not share it free of charge? A ‘Donate’ button could be placed on those websites instead, which would allow visitors to show their appreciation voluntarily if they wished, for any genuine benefit or support provided.
What It Means to Have Rheumatoid Arthritis – From the Sufferers Point of View.
I decided to write this post because I’ve lost count of the number of conversations I’ve had with friends and other people, where I’ve attempted to describe what it really means to have rheumatoid arthritis.
Please note in my experience (and speaking for myself), RA sufferers generally put a brave face on their illness and don’t show the true extent of the pain and difficulty they face. Also, for good reason, they often try to be cheerful and maintain a positive attitude. This is partly because they don’t want to impose upon or disturb the people around them, but in truth, it is mainly because they don’t want to become separated or isolated from social situations, or to be seen less capable in a working environment, or even at home.