CAse Study 17 Ann With Rheumatoid Arthritis IBS And Candida
I’m going to do another case history today. This is a 62yearold lady called Ann who came into the with rheumatoid arthritis, a yeast infection, and irritable bowel syndrome. I’m going to read some of the excerpts out of my book, and then I’ll give you some comments on this case as well. If you’ve got rheumatoid arthritis or an autoimmune disease, something like lupus or Sjogren’s, a scleroderma or a condition like that, you could well have an underlying yeast infection or bowel problem. It’s very, very common. I’m just going to read some bits and pieces out of the book to familiarize you with the case. Ann is a retired accountant who had been suffering as long as she can remember with headaches,.
Nasal congestion, irritable bowel syndrome and several other complaints, including a persistent fungal infection of several toenails. Six years ago, she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. We also uncovered two root canal teeth that had been quite sensitive for several years. I referred Ann to a dentist friend who examined her mouth and mentioned that her two teeth required extraction because a lowgrade infection was present. This can actually be seen on an xray. If you have root canal teeth, particularly if they’re sensitive to touch, the gums bleed around them, you may want to get an xray done. After careful extraction, the sockets were carefully cleaned, and we waited until.
Her mouth was sufficiently healed before we undertook a detoxification program that lasted about six weeks. It took four months of treatment, but her painful fingers and wrists were getting less painful by the week. Remember, this was rheumatoid arthritis. This patient was taking several medications for rheumatoid arthritis, including antiinflammatories and even drugs like methotrexate, which is a chemotherapy drug. After six months, the pain had gone from a scale of 8 out of 10 down to 2 out of 10. It improved so much, in fact, her headaches were long gone and so was her nasal congestion. Many people with root canal teeth, particularly in the upper jaw, will often have nasal congestion.
Or a sinus infection as a result of basically the sockets seeding anaerobic bacteria into the maxillary sinus area here. Her bowel was almost back to normal at this stage. We put Ann on the low allergy diet, and she had followed this religiously for six months until one day she decided enough was enough. She started to drink a glass of wine with dinner each evening and then the chocolates crept back in. She was in my room within two weeks complaining that the pain had crept back 6 out of 10 and was steadily getting worse by the day. I asked Ann what had happened and she replied, quot;Well, I was feeling so good that I thought a glass of wine here and there wouldn’t hurt.quot;.
And she said she was disappointed with the treatment and she felt she was going backwards. This is when I showed her the diagram and I said it’s common for someone to feel well and then all of a sudden feel unwell, particularly, if they slip back into bad habits. In my book, I’ve actually drawn a diagram of how people think they get well and how they actually recover from a chronic Candida infection or any kind of chronic illness. I’ve written here, you improve and then you think all is well, and then you go back to your normal lifestyle. I asked her this, quot;Did you improve initially?quot; She said emphatically, quot;Yes. I haven’t felt that well for as long as I can remember.quot; That’s when I said, quot;Well,.
You must have been on the right track then. The problem is we didn’t keep you on the path long enough and somehow you got lost and took a side track.quot; Ann’s husband said that his wife thought that she was cured, and this is what I commonly find with many people. They start out with the right intentions. They want to get well bad enough to be good for several weeks to several months, but then the boredom creeps in. The patient becomes frustrated and wants to resume the same diet and lifestyle they had prior to developing the complaint. What they may not be aware of is that one or several of these lifestyle or dietary factors contributed to the demise of their health initially. If.
They only held out just that bit longer and reintroduced these offending foods and drinks slowly, starting with the item that is least likely to be problematic. People often have a tendency to reintroduce their favorite treats all too early. This could be you. Many people don’t recover. But when they do recover and they recover steadily but surely, they slip back. They start doing the things that they did a long time ago, and then they start regressing or going backwards again. To them it may seem like the treatment is not working, but what they did is they went back to old habits. Ann left my understanding that it was all up to her. It was going to take time and.
Rheumatoid arthritis risk of infection with different arthritis drugs
What arthritis drugs cause the most risk for infection. next Infection risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Spondyloarthropathy patients under treatment with disease modifying drugs, Corticosteroids and TNFalpha antagonists Reported in the Journal of Translational Medicine was an article from Germano and colleagues from the University of Rome describing incident infection risk in patients treated with a variety of medicines. The most frequent infection site was respiratory tract, and bacteria were responsible for three quarters of all infections. The combination antiTNFalpha with corticosteroids.
Was found to be the most proinfective treatment, whereas DMARDs alone were relatively safe. Physicians, therefore, should be aware that there may be an increased risk of infection when using antiTNFalpha and CS therapy together. Antiinfluenza vaccination appears to provide broad protection, adding evidence to support its use in these patients, and deserves further study. Conclusion: A cautionary note when using these medicines.