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Rheumatoid arthritis - auto-immune disease - boost or suppress immune system?

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June 27, 2019 / By Amasai
Question: I have RA and polymyalgia, which are auto-immune diseases - maybe I'm being thick here...does this mean I should concentrate on boosting OR on suppressing my immunity system?
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Tiffany Tiffany | 5 days ago
In spite of all the promotion from vitamin and nutrition companies there is very little you can do to boost your immune system. The main way of treating autoimmune conditions is to suppress your immune system. It is your immune that is attacking your body. You should concentrate on working with your rheumatologist to develop a plan that works best for you. Every patient is different and what works for one many times does not work for another. This maybe more true for you than others because of the combination of conditions that you have. Rusty http://arthritis-symptom.com/Rheumatoid-...
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Tiffany Originally Answered: Do you or anyone you know have an auto-immune disease?
I have a thyroid problem and went through a bone marrow transplant for MS. Everyone I speak to usually has more than one. I hoping this might shed light for finding a cure! Tre www.msaction.net
Tiffany Originally Answered: Do you or anyone you know have an auto-immune disease?
There are several from what I have read. I have several Auto-immune Diseases myself. 1. Lupus 2. Psoriatic Arthritis 3. Fibromyalgia 4. Sjogren's Syndrome. I am also anemic, I have severe Migraines, IBS, my sugar is up and now for some time my face and neck, but mostly my face is red and looks like I have sun burn. It use to be only in the mornings but now stays all day. I take so much meds. that I am sick to death of all this. I am also having a lot of acid-reflux. My heart goes out to anyone who has to deal with the pain and depression that I experience everyday.

Rowanne Rowanne
I also have RA. I was appalled to hear people suggest I suppress my immune system. I boost but, I boost with natural agents such as aloe, non-patuerized and un-viltered apple cider vinegar, tart cherry juice and natural organic raw sesame oil. I still have flare-ups and the RA is progressing but I still play sports, travel, go hiking and more. My theory is that with RA, the worst thing to do is be stagnant, lazy or immobile. When I have a flare up, I go out and do something. I don't sit and be idle. It's VERY hard but the results have proven it to be worthwhile. Of course, you want to communicate with your rheumatologist and follow the doctor's suggestions.
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Nana Nana
You should probably boost your immune system,so that you can fight off infections,but then again,it could also attack your body,but I'd say to boost boost boost!!!!! If you go to a rheumatologist they could put you on a treatment that would work for you,and this would 'hold the horses back',as my rheumatology nurse says!
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Nana Originally Answered: Needing help with Auto Immune Disease questions?
ANA values can vary a lot. High antibody counts can be caused by many different reasons. You need to speak with a certified medical professional for best advice. Hope your health improves soon!

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