Anti inflammatory diet & Adulimumab
My 1st time on the forum so I'll give a little background. Diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis over 3yrs ago. Been on Methotrexate 25mg weekly injections for almost 2yrs & into the 3rd month of Alalimumab fortnightly injections.
I'm going to be a bit cheeky and put 2 topics out to the hive mind, just interested to hear people's experiences and hopefully pick up some knowledge.
Adulimumab: So to give the drug the best chance I went on a fitness & health kick aprox 6 weeks prior to the course starting - no alcohol, healthy diet, 8000 steps a day, early nights early mornings etc. I felt the best I'd felt in a long time no flare ups, lots of energy, no fatigue. I had my 1st big flare up the week I started Adulimumab and it was more extreme than I'd had for a long time, I put this down to me just pushing it to hard as I'll had all this energy I wanted to use up. However my health has deteriorated over the passed 3mths. Flare ups have been more frequent I've been ill a lot, just generally feeling fluey, soar heads, fatigued, stomach pains especially after eating. I ended up in hospital, wh my back went, I was stuck on the living room floor for 24hrs before I eventually had to call an ambulance that was over a month ago and I've been feeling generally awful since, self employed so not been able to get much work done. Ive just had a txt msg to say my liver count is high so avoid alcohol and to top it off I'm pretty sure my hairs falling out!
After initial discussions with the rheumatology nurse I was under the impression that as a biological drug the side effects were minimal, compared to the likes of methotrexate. I only actually read the side effects sheet recently (which is my bad) and it was quite frightening. Going to discuss this with my GP but pretty sure I'm going to stop the course. Just wondering what other people's experiences have been.
Anti inflammatory diet: I'm wondering if anyone has had any positive experiences from being on an anti inflammatory diet or any supplements that have helped ie. Tumeric or Magnesium glycinate. And if so is their any links or literature you can recommend.
Thank you so much for reading my long ramblings and any input is very welcome.
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