Haven't been on for a while...sorry...but thought I might take some time to update you on my progress.
I was going to post a huge blog on the supplements/nutrition plan I follow if people were interested, but I didn't get many requests. If, after reading my progress to date you would like more information, just let me know and I'll speak with you individually.
Diagnosed with thyroid disease and PsA in 2010 at the age of 45...very severe onset to the point where I couldn't shift the car (standard) into reverse....had to drive forwards everywhere lol. Could only walk forwards about 25 yards before excruciating back pain set in. I would usually finish my trips to the mall walking backwards (less painful for some reason). Lots of funny looks.
And here we are in 2013. My TSH is currently at 1.56, and my T4 is at 19.8. Those are awesome thyroid numbers.
I've gone from 248 lbs to 215 lbs, following a diet that's high in protein, low in carbs and as gluten free as I can get it.
I also take 5,000 iu of vitamin D each day. Four very high doses of Omega 3, zinc, magnesium, vitamin B12 and HCL (stomach acid) supplements.
My plaque psoriasis is down to a small (and ever reducing) patch on each elbow.
I'm treating my arthritis with just 100 mg of Celebrex once each day.
Last week I started working at UPS, loading three delivery vehicles with parcels weighing up to 70 lbs. I'm two weeks into my 3 a.m. to 9 a.m. shifts and so far feel really good. In fact, I feel better now than I have in, oh, 20 years or more.
I'm convinced that my progress is down to a strict regimen of exercise (I also hit the gym five days a week), diet and nutritional supplementation. Not saying that following my plan will get you to this place, too, but it may help a little. And I remember only too well how ill I felt, so I know that every little benefit helps, right?
Stay strong...love to all of you who are fighting this awful disease.