Elza

259d

Hi! I would love to connect with others that get what it’s like to live with a chronic condition.

Let’s share tips and help one another.

Colchicine

Depression

Familial Mediterranean fever

Gastritis, Duodenitis (Not Infectious)

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  • Elza

    259d

    Yes.

  • Elza

    259d

    Yes I definitely know the struggle. It took 17 years for me to get diagnosed. And even after that, still there isn’t much research and medical support.

  • Elza

    259d

    I have found that dairy trigger my fevers and stomach inflammation, so food definitely plays a factor

  • Elza

    259d

    I hear you and know how frustrating it is. When I get frustrated with others I try to remind myself that it’s not personal. They just don’t get it. And I am glad they don’t have to deal with health issues so they are obvious to my suffering. I think chronic/ genetic conditions are tonight because unless you experience it yourself, it’s truly hard to imagine the challenges it causes. And yes, exposure to stress is definitely a trigger too. In the last few years I am starting to become more aware of symptoms of depression and anxiety and I have a feeling it’s tied to fmf. Is that something you have experienced as well?

  • Elza

    259d

    Definitely. I transitioned to working from home 7 years ago and that has helped me manage much better. I have also experimented a lot with natural herbs and eliminating certain foods.

  • Elza

    259d

    You’re not alone. And it’s not easy, it’s also not necessarily fair. But I’d like to think that fmf has forced me to embrace a healthier lifestyle than most.

  • Elza

    259d

    Anti-inflammatory foods or reducing foods that cause inflammation in the body helps. Also turmeric. I took homeopathic version of colchicine for several years and now I don’t take any and I have eliminated dairy and I have been able to keep the flare ups to minimal.

  • Elza

    259d

    So homeopathic remedies and changing my diet were biggest game changers for me, especially for fmf attacks

  • Elza

    259d

    I took the everlywell food sensitivity test and that’s how I found out that I am reactive to dairy. None of the regular lab works done by doctors showed any dairy reactivity.

  • Elza

    259d

    You can also try “rescue remedy” for stress.

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