PsA and Diet

Posted Sun 19 Jul 2020 10.06am by McpBytheSea

Having been misdiagnosed by my GP with gout, I finally got answers to my crippling joint pain - ankles, feet, wrists, hands, back (in order of severity) by an amazing physiotherapist who immediately asked on hearing my symptoms and watching me hobble in whether psoriasis was in my family. My mother had it and my sister has been covered with it since 16 yrs old.

I’ve never had the skin problem and seems pay PsA has appeared linked to me being menopausal.

My physio advised a diet - anti-inflammatory but also including no deadly nightshade family, sugar, caffeine and and most surprisingly fish - within 5 days I managed to get out of bed in one movement, no stiffness! Absolutely amazing.

I’d been following this diet strictly for a year with almost no symptoms until......I ate sea bass this week and within 90mins I started to feel delirious, my knees buckled and was vomiting, sweating, shaking for 5 hours. Know it wasn’t food poisoning as the others who ate this fish too are all fine. Suspected it may be linked to my PsA and had that proved by the following 3 days having crippling pain in my feet, ankles etc

Sorry this is post is sooooo long but I really wanted to highlight to others the definite and extreme link some foods can have on our condition. I don’t find much info about this and am so thankful for finding a miraculous physio

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