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Old 06-27-2007, 12:50 PM   #21
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I am guessing all alcohol is out to right?
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Old 06-27-2007, 05:46 PM   #22
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A little beer (wheat free), wine or tequila over ice with lime juice (precious...) never seens to bother me. Get asymptomatic, then add that stuff and see how it goes.
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Old 06-27-2007, 07:10 PM   #23
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As Robb says, symptom-free, then take your cheats (and pay close attention to how they affect you).

My drink of choice, much like Robb's, is a double Patron on the rocks with two limes...not too often though!
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Old 07-06-2007, 02:47 PM   #24
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ok I have been 100% off all grain and dairy since 6/22 had green beans Sunday but other than that 100% no cheats.

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high potency omega 3
potassium
probiots

Carb intake is at <= 40-60/day grean leafy veg and some berries

Currently pushing and pulling are out
I will post any changes in symptoms

I am sleeping 8-9 hr a day

Reumatologist wants me to take anti malaria medicine?
going to wait on that
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Old 07-06-2007, 06:09 PM   #25
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Kevin,
It's not potassium, it's magnesium...

As for the anti-malaria medicine, I'd do some labs before punishing your liver with that one...

Has the rheumatologist run any labs to confirm/deny an autoimmune component to your situation?
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Old 07-06-2007, 07:18 PM   #26
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Kevin, have you ever tried Wobenzym?
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Old 07-06-2007, 10:35 PM   #27
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Kevin,
It's not potassium, it's magnesium...

As for the anti-malaria medicine, I'd do some labs before punishing your liver with that one...

Has the rheumatologist run any labs to confirm/deny an autoimmune component to your situation?

Yeah 2 times my rheumatoid factor is 37 and I guess baseline range is 7-14
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Old 07-06-2007, 10:36 PM   #28
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Kevin, have you ever tried Wobenzym?
No but that sounds pretty fun! What is it?
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Old 07-06-2007, 10:51 PM   #29
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It's just systemic enzymes from papaya and pineapple, iirc. I've had really good luck with it for inflammation, and have heard (favorable) anecdotal stories about its use in arthritis. Check out the website: http://www.wobenzym.com/
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Old 07-07-2007, 12:10 AM   #30
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Thanks Yael, I will check it out.
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