Welcome to my online diary about the struggles of dealing with rheumatoid arthritis. I write about about the highs and lows of day to day life in an honest way as possible. I hope to share my experiences with those in a similar position and help them to realise they are not alone. It is a unique postion to be in, to have a condition which most people associate with older people when you are just starting out in life. But together, as we discuss our experiences, we can feel less isolated and alone.

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Leamington Spa, Uk, United Kingdom
I am 32 years old woman with Rheumatoid Arthritis. The disease came on literally overnight five years ago when I was 27 years old. I was diagnosed with many different illnesses before it was labelled R.A. I am taking methotrexate, humira injections, steroids and painkillers. It's been the hardest 4 years of my life though things seem to have turned a corner and I have met a wonderfully supportive partner. For a long time I have tried to fight it and had many different therapies to treat it. I lost faith in the medical world after several misdiagnoses and inadequate treatment. I then chose to follow an alternative route and have tried reiki, spiritual healing, alexander technique, kinesiology and EFT as I believe there is an emotional and psychological element that plays a part in disease. All treatments have helped the RA though not cured it. I am currently on the Margaret Hills Clinic programme for treating arthritis and this has proved successful so far. I am trying to come to terms with the illness and deal with it rather than fight it. Follow my day to day trials and tribulations coping with the disease and how it affects my life.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Treating Rheumtatoid Arthritis

So have been to the Margaret Hills clinic today for an assessment.  Although it cost £65.00 it was the best money I have spent. 
I showed the woman my blood results etc and she immediately said I had something called Candida and that is the first thing we will treat through special supplements. Next month we will begin my supplements and the diet again.  I am still allowed my cup of tea and milk which is very important to us brits!!!!

Although I tried this type of diet before I didn't stick to it as I was trying to run before I could walk and taking too much cider vinegar.
I will go back in 1 month and discuss the next part of my recovery.
She is the granddaughter of Margaret Hills (who passed away in 2003) she is very qualified in nutrition and lots of other things.

She herself had juvenile arthritis at 8 years old and indeed her grandmothers natural route to health via diet and supplements and Epsom salts bath cured her and she is so passionate about it she is now helping others.

I feel so positive about this, I talked about all my emotional problems over the years.   She was so knowledgeable and knew her stuff and explained the cause of all my physical problems and just how it had impacted my emotional and mental state.
To say I will back to normal in 1 years time is like a miracle.  I am so happy.  This time the diet will not be as strict and I don't have to take the awful molasses again!!!  I am so looking forward to regaining my health again.  I feel she is like an angel sent from heaven.   Will keep you up to date with my progress.

Just in case anyone else wanted to have a look this is the website.
http://www.margarethillsclinic.com/  It may cost a bit (about £60 per month) but who cares if it gives you your life back.
The last time I tried the diet I had gone to see her mother at the clinic and the diet was much harder and stricter.

This time I have hope and I know this time I will do it!!!

My Rheumatoid Arthritis Diary