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Deal with arthritis without medication?

I'm 21 years old and I'm seeing a rheumatologist this time next week. For the past 8-9 months I've been dealing with sore stiff hot red swollen joints (fingers and knees). I've been dealing with this by taking ibuprofen. About 5 weeks ago my knees swelled up massively. I could hardly walk so I went to the doctors (I'd been going every fortnight but they'd been telling me it was fibromyalgia). The doctor put me on a higher strength ibuprofen and prednisone. That helped so much, I felt like a new person.

I've had to come off all medication so the rheumatologist can see my joints in full swelling. It's horrible, my knees are puffy and they hurt. I can't use a knife and fork because of my fingers. I'm so tired and feel like I'm getting the flu. I've also had dry eyes and mouth which are flaring up again.

Basically I have to put up with this for the next week. Today I couldn't even make it to the letterbox. I'm 21 years old for crying out loud!!

Anyone got any tips for dealing with this for the next week with no pain killers or anti inflammatorys?


In the long run for helping you, you need to put herbs into your diet and cut out most meat, not all because you need protein. Brocolli is the best veggie for you. It will really help you to buy a juicer and drink real veggie juice, DO NOT buy juice at the store it is completely not good for you, you have to use the juicer and drink about 20-24 ounces a day. This may sound weird or crazy, but it will help you, my dad has had a very rare type of authritus and it was much worse than what you are describing, but he juiced and now his pain is gone, but once the pains gone you still have to juice to keep it gone.....good luck!!!!

Imagine for a moment your arthritis completely vanishing right now.

If, in a moment, your pain and stiffness melted away. And your joints all of a sudden functioned like a well-oiled machine.

Like a magic wand was waived, you'd be able to jump up from your chair and run around the room like a kid.

And imagine that you'd never have to suffer as much as a pinch of arthritis stiffness or pain ever again.

I know this sounds impossible right now, but bear with me, because sometimes miracles happen.

It was a gift from a woman on the other side of the world. From the kindness of her heart, she took pity on my suffering and taught me how to completely reverse my arthritis.

Today, I want to do the same for you!

I had a similar experience three years ago. I was diagnosed with RA.

There are some foods that are anti-inflammatory. Among these are pomegranate, cherries, Boswellia Serrata, Omega 3, aloe vera, ginger, turmeric, garlic, onions oil from green lipped mussels and rose hip.

You should also avoid food that contain bioactive amines. These are: Pork, tomatoes, oranges, red wine, strawberries and cocoa.

Generally you should eat less meat and more fruit and vegetables. You should absolutely not drink coffee, tea, soda/coca cola or alcohol. Avoid all foods containing sugar.

You should find a chinese clinic that can treat you with Tuina(chines massage) and acupuncture. This immediately relieves swelling and pain.

When I was sick, my doctor gave me anti inflammatory, but most of these have nasty side effects. Painkillers and anti inflammatory medicines can also speed up the development of the disease, but you would not notice because you can't feel the pain any longer. So I started to read about how diet could reduce symptoms. I could stop taking painkillers after 4 months on the diet.

Herbs and natural products work slower than painkillers, but they don't have side effects.

I wish you the best of luck.