I take Salmon oil supplements, eat fresh cherries all I can afford in season and dried tart cherries as snacks at night during the winter, plus make my own choke cherry pancake syrup (good for sore throats, too!) from the wild ones around here. I think they do help, tho don't replace medication. I take Enbrel shots twice a week and 4mg prednisone each day to control the disease. The other supplement I find really helpful is vitamin D3. Studies show that most of us with autoimmune problems are very low in this vitamin, which is very important in many more bodily processes than just the good bones and teeth they taught me about back in school. I take nearly 3000mg a day now, as a single supplement pill of 1500mg plus combined with my calcium supplement (600mg) and in my multivitamin. It has boosted my mood and energy level so much! I feel much more like my pre-symptom self. Recommendations for vitamin D have changed radically in recent years, much more being recommended now than used to be, and the old warnings against taking too much that were heard commonly years ago are not heard any more. I really encourage you to add this inexpensive vitamin supplement.
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