RA + MTX —> joint relief + Nausea. RA + pregnancy —>Joint relief + nausea
Maybe I am making an observation that wiser people already know about, or have it wrong.
MTX works by depleting folate, which while giving you joint relief, also gives you nausea
Pregnancy also depletes folate, as the foetus has priority on it, and the sudden drop in folate results in nausea, before you adapt your diet to compensate or take folate supplements . (and get cravings).
I suspect gym weight training (anabolic) has a similar smaller impact, as immunity drops temporarily during hard training, and of course muscle tissue repair needs folate. Heavy gym training suddenly (with good joints free of RA) will also deplete folate quickly and give you nausea. Not even Arnold escaped that.
Any mums who had RA, and got relief during pregnancy and then had RA symptoms return after? Any comment on your folate levels?
I suspect those who got no relief had very healthy diets with enough folate for both T cells & foetus to have an ample supply.
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