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Rheumatoid Arthritis after pregnancy. Went from feeling 30 to 80!

Posted by on Oct. 26, 2015 at 11:52 AM
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I dont know what happened over night but this is very scary.
My doc took my blood back in December and told me my RA factor was high. I didn't know what that meant, she said it meant that I suffered from Rheumatoid Arthritis, at the time I felt fine. She sent me to a Rheumatologist who said it was a waisted trip because nothing was wrong with me.
Well after giving birth last month I noticed my knees ached along with my hands that kept locking up every time I cooked. Every day when I wake up I feel older, I went from feeling 30 (which is my age to feeling 80) I can barely get up in the morning my lower back, hands and knees hurts really bad. Does anyone else have this?
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ceckyl
by Bronze Member on Oct. 26, 2015 at 12:18 PM
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RA commonly flares up after pregnancy. I would start doing an autoimmune diet ASAP.
MamaBearEH
by Silver Member on Oct. 26, 2015 at 3:37 PM
Dietary change can have a huge impact on arthritis.
Azure
by Group Admin on Oct. 27, 2015 at 12:06 PM


Quoting MamaBearEH: Dietary change can have a huge impact on arthritis.

I had no idea that was the case-I'll have to look into this.

mommy2bRN007
by Silver Member on Oct. 27, 2015 at 2:00 PM
I have had elevated labs for an autoimmune disorder called connective tissue disease. I'm a bit scared because I feel fine now, but they say that in postpartum is when these symptoms jump out of nowhere and are intense.
MamaBearEH
by Silver Member on Oct. 28, 2015 at 2:19 PM

I used to regularly have days where I was in too much pain to walk, and I'd even be in pain just lying in bed.  At 19 years old I was on the same pain killers as my father just to stay somewhat mobile!  I did dietary changes for other reasons, and saw a huge change in general inflammation like my naturopath said I would.  I don't take pain killers anymore at all.

Quoting Azure:


Quoting MamaBearEH: Dietary change can have a huge impact on arthritis.

I had no idea that was the case-I'll have to look into this.


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