I think that the first step that you must take to get on the road to better health is to decide that you need to change your approach to the problem. This is true whether you have an inflammatory illness or any other health issue.
I know that there are those whose bodies have started to shut down and they can only expect to be made as comfortable as possible. I am not addressing them. I am speaking to those of you that still have time to change. That is most of us.
Life is too short to waste it in pain and sickness.
You must get diagnosed and take the drugs that your Doctor prescribes if it is going to save your life but as soon as you can you need to take charge. You’re the only one that can take care of you.
You may get varying diagnoses from different Rheumatologists. It can be confusing and frightening. You may have to change Doctors several times before finding one that agrees to alternative methods for controlling the symptoms. You have to find a Doctor that will work with you and your naturopath…
The first one I was referred said that I had to take the drugs and that I would get lazy, fat, stupid and would eventually end up in a wheelchair! Now why would we want to keep taking something that not only will not cure, but has horrible side effects?
That is when I made the decision to find a better way.