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zulaikha
zulaikha Member Posts: 23
edited 14. Jul 2014, 20:46 in Living with Arthritis archive
I have recently been diagnosed with lupus arthritis and since ramadhan is coming up I want to know if anyone has experienced anything bad while fasting..I really want to fast during ramadhan but I dont want it to effect my health

All opinions are welcome..but nothing negaitive please

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  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,731
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hello zulaikha. I don't have lupus. I have RA. My opinion is just that of a patient and I think it would be a good idea for you to get the view of your rheumatologist on this. It's not something I've ever seen discussed on here.

    Anyway, for what it's worth, if it were me, I don't think the fasting itself would make my RA any worse at all as long as I continued to take the meds I needed at the times I needed them and, in my case (because I have a problem stomach caused by NSAIDS) that would necessitate a very small amount of food with each tablet.
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  • zulaikha
    zulaikha Member Posts: 23
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    hey thank you so much..I'm to have a chat with the doctors and see what they say..thank you x
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,731
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Some of these questions and answers might help, zuleikha. They've been put together by medical experts and islamic scholars and researchers. http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Healthyramadan/Pages/FAQs.aspx
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  • zulaikha
    zulaikha Member Posts: 23
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    @stickywicket thank you..I have had a look x
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Salam Zula.

    This is something I've never even considered. I would be very cautious though.
    Please check with your rheumy team before making any decisions.

    Let us know what they say. This thread could be very helpful for any others that fast.

    Best of luck :D
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  • zulaikha
    zulaikha Member Posts: 23
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    @tjt6768
    ws

    sorry about the really really late reply..so I asked my consultant and she said yes I can fast but I should keep one and see how it goes..but I never because I knew that I wouldn't be able to cope..I cant cope on a normal day let alone during Ramadan..but I do want to keep just one to see how I do..still thinking about it!

    p.s Ramadan Mubarak xx
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hoping that the fasting goes well should you do that.
    How are things today?

    Glad that you got to discuss things with the consultant. That was definitely the right thing to do. They must have experience with these situations.

    Best wishes :D
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  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi zulaikha
    And welcome to the forum, this is all very interesting, especially what Ken has come up with..I think the only prob is taking meds on an empty stomach, but who knows fasting could be a way of relieving the pain...good luck hope you can manage it..
    Love
    Barbara
  • Lubs
    Lubs Member Posts: 155
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Zuliaikha,

    I've not fasted ever since being diagnosed (9years ago) and my family have never pressurised me to do so either (same goes for my brothers who have both done Hajj- but have no illness other than being lazy).

    Instead my lovely family will go out of their way to ensure that I'm the one with enough food and drink in the day (it drives me crazy), but I take many medications and am not at a healthy weight - basically I'm still a fussy eater at the age of 39! I had to admit yesterday to OH specialist that I do not eat dinner, that did not go down well.

    It doesn't mean you can't enjoy Ramadam! Go to all the gatherings, let them make a fuss over you! Remember you will start to feel better but with the help of medications and it is hit and miss, so you will need the help of your family!

    Lubs x
  • zulaikha
    zulaikha Member Posts: 23
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    hii

    thanks to everyone for the replies

    @Lubs

    I'm glad you posted on here, I wanted someone to reply who actually was going through the same kind of thing, I understand what you mean my familys the same when it comes to me eating there's no slacking for mi, I have lost a lot of weight since I been diagnosed and I keep losing my appetite so my family are crazzzyy. I dont think I'll be keeping the rest..its hard

    x