Disclaimer before I start writing this blog. I am not a medical doctor. This is what is working for me currently as of March 2019. What works for me may not work for you. I am also doing what I do under the supervision of a doctor. If you are looking to change your routine, please, please consult your doctor before doing anything. Now, onto the blog:
I am almost a year into my diagnosis. And, for the most part, I manage well. I have had a couple of flare-ups but nothing as bad as what it used to be. Here is what I have changed:
- I went gluten free. Since going gluten free, I have felt so much better. All my stomach issues that I have had for years, are gone.
- I am moving more. I am forcing myself to work through the pain. Even if it’s just walking a bit, I do it. I find the more I sit still the worse I get. Now, when I am in a flare, yes I need to rest.
- Using alternate therapies. I use a chiropractor, massage therapist and osteopath on the regular. They really assist in keeping my body well.
- Knowing my limits. This past year I have learned to say no a lot more. I say yes only to the things that I enjoy and am passionate about.
- I swapped out my chemical cleaners for natural cleaners as I found the smell of cleaners flare inducing. Not only am swapping that out but in my make-up and skin care, I am going more natural. It’s better for the environment and of my health.
Basically, I started taking care of my own health, and being intentional in what I am putting and on my body. This has really helped in managing the symptoms.
As I said, this is what is working for me currently. I am glad to say that the only medicine I am on is my Iron for now. Will that change in the future? Perhaps, if I can’t manage the pain and tiredness anymore. But for now, it’s working for me.