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Date: 20.04.2010
From: Sally

Subject: rhubarb, rhubarb

Anyone here get flare ups after eating rhubarb? I've got a bad one at the moment but have been eating a lot of the stuff lately (it's nil points on weight watchers!)

I would be interested to know if it affects anyone the same way.
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Date: 20.04.2010
From: Verity

Subject: Re: rhubarb, rhubarb

Hey Sally!
Rhubarb is sooooooo acidic and acid tends to go straight to the joints. I have to cut out the majority of acidic things. Cant even look at tomatoes. Havent had any tomato for god knows how many yrs and I used to looooove tomato sauce butties lol
Have you ever found you react to anything else?

xx
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Date: 21.04.2010
From: Abbie

Subject: Re: rhubarb, rhubarb

I've read a couple of times the rhubarb amongst other fruits/veg is bad for Arthur.
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Date: 21.04.2010
From: jill

Subject: Re: rhubarb, rhubarb

wow my mouth is watering at the thought of Rhubarb .....love it...havnt eaten it in years tho... I wldnt be surprised Sally, when I had Gall Bladder probs, was told to Not eat Sprouts, Cabbage, any of the cabbage family, simplyt becos it affects the digestive system!!....so if very acidic food that we eat, upset our bodies, like rhubarb and the like, I can see that it can easily affect the joints....everything we put into our bodies, affects us, good and bad....shame tho.....get well sooon xx
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Date: 21.04.2010
From: sally

Subject: Re: rhubarb, rhubarb

Hi Verity, don't think I react to anything else, tomatoes seem ok. I thought the acidic thing was for osteo only just because the inflammatory process is different. Obviously wrong! I know potatoes and aubergines are supposed to be bad Abbie but never felt effects of them.
I didn't want to be believe it I guess but you are right Jill, food can affect other things so why not arthur? Am really bad this morning. Gonna try and rest today though have to cook for friends tonight somehow.
xx
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Date: 21.04.2010
From: Jill

Subject: Re: rhubarb, rhubarb

Sally, ya having a rough time arnt u(((((hugs)))) have a great evening, U will feel good when ya get going....tiredness is nasty, Tiredne4ss alone has affected my social life beyond belief...I no longer pre book anything, becos I know i wont be up to it, or feel like it, so I will only book somnething on the day, or a day ahead at the most! apart from Hols that is, and my fella is taking me away the half term week(kids with their dad) so looking 4wards to that.....and seeing surgeon on 7th May(found my mislaid letter lolol) anyway sal....rest when u can, love Jill xx ps get m8s to help U xx
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Date: 21.04.2010
From: Sally

Subject: Re: rhubarb, rhubarb

thanks Jill. My rheumy nurse is going to find a rheumatologist (they are all at a conference this week apparently!) to talk about my meds. Am putting the pred up 1mg in meantime. I'm kinda shocked at how bad I have suddenly become but hope it is a short lived thing. I'm looking forward to seeing my friends tonight, hope it will make me forget the pain for a bit but am going to take it easy this week - no point aggravating things.
How are you doing today?
xx
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Date: 21.04.2010
From: jill

Subject: Re: rhubarb, rhubarb

Hi Sally, Im ok, have been feeling good, re GB removal...BUt approx two hours ago, got pain in the middle of ribs(where ribs finish) what I had b4, so im not happy at mo, cld be the Gastritis(inflamed stomach lining) b4 the GB OP, this pain was terrible, since the oip, it went, but its bavk again, will go see GP if carrys on, comning in waves, so will c what happens....enjoy tonite tc XX
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Date: 21.04.2010
From: Verity

Subject: Re: rhubarb, rhubarb

Oh Sally, I really feel for ya. Its bloody miserable when its so bad. I hope you can relax a bit with your friends and enjoy yaself : )You need it.
Big hugs xx
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Date: 21.04.2010
From: Sally

Subject: Re: rhubarb, rhubarb

thanks Verity, I'm sure I will, just got to figure out a way of transporting a hot lasagne and big bag of rhubarb (not for me lol!) down the road. Might try and scrounge a lift.
Jill, sorry to hear you are in pain again. It's not referred pain from all the gas they pumped in, is it? I seem to remember something similar when had gynae ops. Call your gp if it continues tonight.
hugs to you and Verity xx
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Date: 22.04.2010
From: Ina

Subject: Re: rhubarb, rhubarb

Hi Sally, I read that all the night shades are bad for any form of arthritis and try to avoid them and it really helps me. Maybe you are like me and do not know what the night shades are. They are: tomatoes, white potatoes (I interpreted it as sweet potatoes), any form of pepper (and I love green peppers)and aubergines. It is really worth a try - what can you loose? Maybe avoiding these foodstuffs will also help you and other members as it has helped me. Good luck. Ina
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Date: 22.04.2010
From: Sally

Subject: Re: rhubarb, rhubarb

Hi Ina, I've heard that too but, to be honest, haven't noticed that any of them have affected me at all. My mother had osteo and said she couldn't eat strawberries or rhubarb. Just thought inflammatory arthritis would be different somehow.
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Date: 22.04.2010
From: jill

Subject: Re: rhubarb, rhubarb

sally I use to love strawberries, cld eat whole punnet, well almost, find I cant eat more than two, 3 at most....makes me have tummy ache...long b4 this GB stuff tho x
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