All was going fantastic as of last November when I last posted. Perhaps I overdid it, I was playing golf again a lot and cycling and my knee swelling gradually returned. Over the space of a month it just kept slowly swelling, not unbearable pain but restricted in movement. Uncomfortable but still able to play golf.
Anyway generally I felt I regressed a little with my symptoms. A bit more achey, using the Naproxen a bit more, nothing drastic, not a severe flare or anything.
I recently had a gG 210 Food Sensitivity testing done through a lab in Sydney. Just exploring any possible dietary link as I had suspect Celiac bloods but an ok biopsy.
Anyway it came back that I was moderately sensitive to Wheat, Milk and Eggs.
These tests are definitely not gospel and I certainly would not diagnose myself after these results, but it gave me a direction to try for a restricted diet to see if it helps the PsA. Previously I have been on elimination diets for a few weeks at a time, but never noticed a difference in symptoms or pain so I found motivation to stay on the diet difficult.
So 2 weeks ago I cut out those suspect foods and this time I have definitely noticed a subtle change. I wouldnt say pain disappeared, but I found I last a hell of a lot longer between the need to take anti inflam meds. My knee swelling has reduced a little, my foot pain is definitely reduced.
It is suggested I go 8 weeks on this diet and then re-introduce individual foods to challenge and a reaction should show if it was an issue.
Anyway I am cautiously optimistic that I may have found one piece in the puzzle for my treatment. Time will tell...
I am still on the same dosage of the Antibiotics and using lots of probiotics on the days I dont take them. I know
My treating doctor for the Antibiotic Protocol explains the PsA disease simplistically as a crossover of Genetic Predisposition eg HLAB27, Leaky Gut/Food Sensitivity, Emotional/Stress Triggers and Chronic Infection (Low Grade or Mycoplasma etc)