Topic: What kind of homeotherapy is good for Rheumatoid Arthritus in your feet & legs?
May 26, 2019 / By Deming Question:
I've been unemployed/ disabled for 6+ years & just recently started back to work. I was diagnosed with osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and Rheumatoid Arthritis and I currently have a job where I stand for 5-6 hours a day. I was on lyrica & gained 30+ pounds, so I stopped taking that. I have Oxycontin to take so I can sleep, and I only take it when ABSOLUTELY necessary. But, here's the thing, at night my legs and feet hurt so bad, that I just could cry all night long. I have been trying several different approaches, such as soaking my feet, massage therapy, tiger balm, and someone told me to drink a small glass of water heated @ night w/ 1 Tables. of white vinegar, and honey in it.(don't know if that really works). Does anyone have ANY homeopathic remedies for me to try?
Baz | 2 days ago
There are many things you can do with supplements, diet and lifestyle changes.
Boron - 3 mg daily (required for healthy bones)
Bromelain - as directed 3x daily (prostaglandin production)
Garlic - 2 capsules 3x daily (anti inflammatory)
Glucosamine sulfate - as directed (for bones, tendons, joint fluid)
Pantothenic acid (B-5) - 500-1000 mg daily (vital for adrenal gland)
Primrose oil or Salmon oil - as directed (anti inflammatory)
Sea cucumber - as directed (for joints and joint fluid)
Silica - as directed (for rebuilding of connective tissues)
Superoxide dimutase - as directed (antioxidant, protects joint fluid from free radicals.)
Vitamin C - 1000-3000 mg 3x daily with meals. (destroys free radicals)
Alfalfa, cat's claw, feverfew, ginger, cayenne, burdock root, devil's claw, nettle and yucca may all be helpful.
Consume foods containing sulfur -asparagus, eggs, garlic and onions.
Other good foods include green leafy vegetables, fresh vegetables, non-acidic fresh fruits,whole grains, oatmeal and brown rice.
Eat fresh pineapple daily. Bromelain is great at reducing inflammation.
Eat lots of fiber: flaxseeds, bran, and raw vegetables like celery and carrots.
Reduce the amount of fat in your diet. Do not consume dairy products or red meat. Avoid caffeine, citrus, paprika, salt, tobacco and sugar.
Avoid nightshade vegetables (peppers, eggplants, tomatoes, potatoes)
Do not take iron supplements, or multivitamins with iron. This has been linked to pain, swelling and joint destruction.
Get regular, moderate exercise.
Best of luck.
I know a few people with RA that have tried just about every alternative medicine under the sun - to no avail unfortunately. Especially not during acute flare ups. You really should consider going to the doctor to try yourself out on some different medications. Rheumatoid arthritis in particular will progress and progress and progress and do it a ton faster without meds. And while the medications are dangerous, they're actually less dangerous than having all those inflammatory markers in your system - good pharmacological control is associated with better life expectancy.
You should see a foot doctor for possible arch supports. In the meantime when you get home, roll a frozen bottle of water under your feet. Get some heal inserts to elevate the back of heals. Aleve works pretty good for pain. I take 3 sometimes 4. Soak in a hot bath when you get home. At least 30 minutes. Try a heating pad too. I find heat works better on the legs than ice. I have been using the blue ice gel, I got from the 99 cent store I rub that all over my legs before bed. I don't mind the smell.
I have FM and osteoarthritis and I'm lucky I don't have to work anymore but I put in 25 years working in retail.
I was thinking about Lyrica but I'm already over weight and heard it stops working, the higher then dose.
What is Homeotherapy?
Your case is complicated and you can't treat yourself- make an appointment with a qualified Homeopath.
Originally Answered: what kind of foods are good carbs?
"Good carbs" have something more in them than empty carbohydrates. Usually, if it's white, it's not a "good carb," but is something highly refined...like white sugar, white flour, white potatoes, white rice and so on.
A good carb will have color: sweet potatoes, for instance, are full of beta carotene, and brown rice has more minerals as well as fiber than white rice. Fruit is also a good carb, and contains many micronutrients and fiber that make it better for you than just being a "carb."
Vegetables contain carbohydrates also, in varying amounts. Obviously, if you eat a bowl of spinach you'll get a lot more vitamins and minerals than if you eat a bowl of white rice.
You can check an online glycemic index to see how these carbohydrates will react in your body, but all other things being equal, choose foods with the brightest natural colors in them for the maximum amount of vitamins!