While this is osteo rather than rheumatoid, the results of this remarkable study of over 2500 skeletons have shown that the incidence of knee arthritis has more than doubled since 1940 – with no definitive reason known:
When the team factored out the effects of weight and age in the two modern groups, knee arthritis was still more than twice as common in the group of people who died after 1976, suggesting other factors are involved. What changed to touch off the explosion in knee arthritis cases is still a mystery, Lieberman says.
The team posited that factors such as weight and inactivity may be contributors, but it seems that the numbers have really increased since 1976. That date made me wonder how much Lyme Disease has contributed to these numbers… who knows what that percentage might be?
Be well! Lynnie
Palindromic RA 30 yrs (Chronic Lyme?)
Mino 2003-2007 100mg MWF - can no longer tolerate mino/doxy
abx: MWF a.m. Augmentin Duo (1/2 x 875mg) + 250mg Klacid p.m. Cefaclor (1/4 x 375mg) + 250mg Zithromax. Annual Clindy IV's
Diet: no gluten, dairy, sulphites, low salicylates
Supps: 600mg N-AC BID, 1000mg Vit C, CoQ10, P5P 40mg, zinc picolinate 60mg, B3 1000mcg, EPO 1000mg, Lithium orotate 20mg, Magnesium Oil equiv 400mg
Topical bio-identical estradiol + DHEA caps + Progesterone caps
Or maybe sugar, diet, chemicals and sitting long hours on a chair…
RA tried everything: Methotraxate, Arava, Humira. Pneumonia three times. Anemia Very low iron Hypothyroidism
AP from April 2014 till August 2015. No luck.
Current medications: Oroxine, Mobic, Panadol Osteo, supplements incl. milk thistle, NAC, vitamins and minerals.
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