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Arthritis sufferer in enfield

stuart83

stuart83 - Male

United Kingdom - Wed, 1 Jun 2016

I've had psoriatic arthritis for 10 years now. I have an injection every 12 weeks, Arcoxia everyday and steroids when I'm at my worst. I have been trying to eat healthy hoping I can possibly stop the steroids completely.

Has anyone else changed there eating habits and seen results? or have you heard of any food or exercise that could help?

I live in Enfield if there's any groups or places to go to share ideas with younger people with Arthritis please let me know.

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stuart83

stuart83 - Male

United Kingdom - Mon, 6 Jun 2016

Thanks Lyn for the advice. I would still like to know about the vitamins and extracts.
I would also like to ask if anyone has tried the biological drugs for arthritis I'm on my third type now which seems to be doing nothing. I've been on Etanercept (Enbrel) for around 4 years which was working so well I was playing badminton.
Then I noticed I couldn't see out of 1 eye very blurred vision, Enbrel caused it so I went on Adalimumab (Humira) which didn't work, I'm now on Ustekinumab (Stelara) which isn't working very well, I inject myself every 12 weeks with this one, I'm using steroids more and more but my Dr just stopped prescribing steroids (prednisolone) literally went to collect my prescription today from the chemist and found out I have no steroids! Thought stopping steroids like that could cause me some harm? I wont be able to walk by the end of the day!

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Janet

Janet - Female, 50 - 60

United Kingdom - Mon, 6 Jun 2016

I started eating healthy ruled out all processed foods, I go to my local farm for my veggies and meat it’s called Botany bay farm shop it’s not far from chase farm hospital. I don't know what l-carnitine is or the plant extract. My advice would be to eat healthy and keep active as much as you can without discomfort.

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stuart83

stuart83 - Male

United Kingdom - Fri, 3 Jun 2016

Hi Sam, I've heard the same along with Turmeric, L-carnitine, vitamin B-12, and a plant extract called
Tripterygium wilfordii are supposed to help but I can’t find any real information on it just wondered if anyone has been trying any of these and seen results.

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Samm

Samm - Male, Enfield

Enfield - Fri, 3 Jun 2016

Stuart, I don't have the same arthritis but I have changed the way I eat for health reasons.
Eating oily fish and greens can help I've heard and vitamin D. hope that's of some use.

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