No, this is not a pregnancy announcement, its just an obscene amount painful inflammation around my stomach! 😂😂 . . . .
So tonight I ate 2 slices of pizza for dinner (I knew I shouldn’t have, but by the time I got out of the pool it was almost 8:30 and there was no food cooked) and miraculously I sprouted a painful baby bump! About a year or so after my lupus diagnosis, I was also diagnosed with autoimmune gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining). Once I got diagnosed, I was able to get it under control with medicine and now it really only becomes a problem when my lupus is more active OR I eat some sort of really inflammatory food. So on top of the fact that I’m flaring (joint pain/swelling, inflammation in my chest, etc.) . . . . .
I have found, throughout the years, that staying away from dairy, most grains and pretty much any processed foods - ESPECIALLY when my lupus is over active - is the only way to keep the symptoms completely under control, BUT my will power to stick to a completely clean diet for a substantial period of time leaves much to be desired! After tonight I have got to get it together - I am currently laying in my bed miserable! Who’s with me?? Where are some the places y’all go for quick/simple clean recipes?