#organic #autoimmune #arthritis #psoriasis #homeremedies #methotrexate

Here is an interesting tale.

When my arthritis presented a few years ago I decided to only consume organic and use organic products. I was dairy free and gluten-free. At the time I was eating meat.

At the beginning of the experiment my psoriasis was at an all-time worse spreading all over legs and arms. And the arthritic pain was new and scary.

After several weeks of adopting the expensive all organic diet and product usage, I felt like hell.

It didn’t work. I tried every home remedy including eating copious amounts of cilantro. Rubbing cornstarch and or tumeric on my psoriasis. Yoga of course. I felt like stir-fried crap.

It was then that I decided to go on medication. Methotrexate to be exact. It has been about two years since I began the methotrexate. According to my new doctor I have been on a baby dose. It worked well for 2 years but now it is starting to not work as well. So now I am increasing the dosage.

We all shall see how this works out in the coming weeks. A lot of people with autoimmune do try a lot of the home remedies and the holistic treatments. I even used to get expensive reiki sessions to help heal my psoriasis.

I have been doing some personal dietary changes and intermittent fasting which have improved my energy levels and overall feeling of wellness. More on that in my next post.

But the bottom line is that I need medication in order to function successfully in life. Success to me looks like being an active person at a healthy weight.

I run, I cycle. I am very active and I want to keep up my active lifestyle. I want to look good and I want to feel good. Without the medicine I struggle with many things. Life would be very very different without my methotrexate. There are side effects and I try to keep them to the minimum by taking lower doses and keeping myself healthy with diet and exercise.

So being organic, dairy-free and gluten-free does not solve complicated autoimmune disorders.

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#RobotHands #PsoriaticArthritis #Arthritis

I miss my hands.

They betray me now. I joke and say thank God I don’t have a job holding babies.

Touching cat fur helps. Plush blankets, heating pads, gentle hand massages, these are all welcome.

Don’t shake my hand hard. The firm handshake is not welcomed here. I will rebuke you if you squeeze me too much. Better yet, don’t touch me. You will get an earful. Don’t assume people aren’t in pain all day.

I’m delicate. Treat me like a gentle lilly. Offer me water. Talk soothingly to me and don’t touch. Just appreciate me from afar.

I give up trying to hold on to my phone. It falls all day. Plastic cups only please. I abhor squeeze bottles in the shower. Is this a joke? A wet slippery shampoo bottle that I have to squeeze. Get the fuck out of here.

Please get the door for me. Turning knobs can be tricky. Every year for Christmas I’ve been asking for robot hands.

Or a cure. I’ll take either.

Are you in control of you? #selfpower

Do you identify as a victim in life? Is everything someone else’s fault? Are you mad at the world? Or can you say that you are fully in control of all your choices? Yes, life does throw us curve balls and we are not always in control of things that happen to our health and we all have to work for a living. But you are in control of what thoughts you continue to feed in your mind and you are in control of your choices and decisions? Do you live in your own power each day? Do you make decisions based on your true values? Are you aware of your passions? Do you create goals based on these passions and values? When you start living life like this instead of worrying about the day-to-day circumstances, you begin to feel empowered about life.