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July 3, 2012

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

7/3/12

Yesterday I was so cold even though it was in the 80s in the morning. Then in the afternoon the feet, hands, wrists and ankles swelled up. Feet were so bad I could not walk. It was so painful and I was afraid Id break a bone if I walked on them. So I relied on the power chair all day. I took 2 prednisone in the morning but swelling did not go down so I took two more in the evening then swelling went down and pain eased. However the prednisone kept me awake until 3 in the morning.
Today I took three and swelling is still down. We had a small rainstorm and thunderstorm in a distance. Temperature dropped from 84 down to 71.
Today we are going to Titusville to pick up a prescription from Giant Eagle. I like it more than the one in Meadville. So much easier to find things. I am thinking about going back on the South Beach diet.. I think I am eating too much flour, fruits and sugar in my diet. Years ago I did the Atkins diet but it was too confined for me. However I did the SB diet years later and felt so much better. There might be a connection in the rise in lupus cases and the processed flour and sugar in our diets
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  • v JUDITHWITHROW
    Hope you feel better soon.
    1458 days ago
  • v DATMAMA4
    Sounds like you're learning what works for you and what doesn't.

    I did SB diet a few years ago and had success with it, although I couldn't stick with the low-carb thing as well after awhile. But I learned a lot of good things from it, and still tend to eat lower amounts of carbs as a result -- which now fit into my nutrition as I track it here on SP.

    I wouldn't doubt that there are many illnesses that can be tracked to processed foods in general.
    1458 days ago
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