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#484643 - 03/03/13 10:24 AM Re: How Long from Pain Symptoms to Remission [Re: brianzajac]
naj Offline

Registered: 10/04/07
Posts: 1728
Loc: U.S.A.
Good point about the definition of remission.

#484686 - 03/03/13 07:33 PM Re: How Long from Pain Symptoms to Remission [Re: brianzajac]
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Registered: 01/12/12
Posts: 199
Thanks everyone for sharing their information. I've started a spreadsheet and need more specific information from everyone.

Click on this Google spreadsheet and fill in the questionable areas.

Again, I understand there are a lot more details that can be added, but I want to keep this simple. Thanks!
My Autoimmune Blog - Ups & Downs with NSD & SCD, the NEED for Meat and STARCHES, and the Effects of Getting Off Enbrel (biologic) and Going on Humira:

#484704 - 03/04/13 07:03 AM Re: How Long from Pain Symptoms to Remission [Re: brianzajac]
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Registered: 07/05/10
Posts: 1187

I hope to be in real remsiion down the road, that means no meds. Right now I am tapering off of 7 mgs of prednisone. I am waking up somedays in pain as little as 2-3 whereas I was waking up in 7-8 pain levels.
The Gerson Therapy has helped my RA SOOOOOOOO much. It is mostly veggies and fruits, lots of juicing, however, I only juice 2 times a day but I make a big glass, so maybe its like 4 times a day. I do the coffee enemas that really take away low back pain in my case. I am hopeful and feel like I am getting better everyday instead of going downhill and getting sicker and sicker. I felt better in a week ater starting the Gerson Therapy.But it took a couple weeks to see some visible swelling go down, like in my wrist and knee. I have not eaten animal products , I do eat some stuff on the weekend that is off limits but it does not seem to affect me that badly because I am eating so well. I still have a ways to go, but I thought I would chime in.I have been doing it since Jan 1, 2013. Out of 7 jints that swell, I have 2 that are still swollen, but I feel like I am getting better and healthy for once.
Diet change has improved my RA. I feel best eating raw veggies and some fruits and avoiding grains, sugars, nightshades, beans and dairy. Sed rate dropped from 65 to 19, but it took over a year.

excess fat/oils = pain for me
recipes for raw food on Youtube "raw food romance"
and "healing josephine" Josephine is in remission from RA after two years by change diet/exercise

#484915 - 03/07/13 02:17 PM Re: How Long from Pain Symptoms to Remission [Re: brianzajac]
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Registered: 01/24/12
Posts: 419
Loc: UK

My AS symptoms possibly started in 1993 when I had what I now know as SI pain plus foot pains/stiffness in the mornings and ongoing intermittent back stiffness keeping me awake at night.

These would come and go over the years and I put them down to overdoing it as the initial SI pain came on after intensive digging and work outdoors.

It really started to kick in approx. 5 years ago when I had my first bout of iritis in 2008 these increased in frequency until I had 3+ in a year. After testing HLAB27 +ve in conjunction with stiffness back ache etc I was officially diagnosed in Sept 2011.

April 2011 thanks to finding you guys I went LSD. I was pain free after three days having had back ache for years on and off.
However it was not plain sailing two weeks later I had aches but in new places and a bout of iritis to boot. I was na´ve and did cheat thinking I was a mild case and a few weeks would do it (family pressure too)
I had lots of ups and downs, a lot down to learning the hidden starches and after another iritis bout and plantar fasciitis with a bad flare I did the GAPS intro March 2012. From then on have steadily improved.
I haven't taken NSAIDS bar the rare occasion for a year. So I would say apart from the occasional flare due to food beyond my control I would have been in 'remission' since July 2012

I think acquiring a juicer and a dehydrator May/June 2011 to help me with the LSD/NSD has also been a contributing factor
to the success so far for me.
NSD almost all the way
No dairy hard cheeses occasionally and homemade ghee
Still trying to work out what makes me tick and what makes me drop

'Chew your drinks and drink your foods'
'Let your knife & fork do the work of your teeth and let your teeth do the work of your stomach'
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#485060 - 03/09/13 12:54 PM Re: How Long from Pain Symptoms to Remission [Re: brianzajac]
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Registered: 12/22/12
Posts: 18
every week after I started a NSD I would ask myself "do I feel better then I did at this time last week" and I always did, but it was just small progressions, within 2 months I had very little pain. And at 3 months I had almost no pain. I am now 6 months into the no starch diet and have no pain anymore, and in the last 3 weeks my IBS symptoms have really improved as well. So it was well over 5 months for IBS like symptoms to improve.

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