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Adjusting to life with temporal arteritis

Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) | Last Active: May 24 8:37am | Replies (147)

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Hi @sophie32, you will see that I added your question to an ongoing discussion about temporal arteritis. I did this so that you would be able to connect with other people that are dealing with the same issues as you are. Have you tried going meat free? Can you tell us if it has helped at all?

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Meat feee??? I have not heard about that one. Will have to investigate .

Thank you for getting my post to the right place!
I was diagnosed as having Giant Cell Arteritis last week, and my doctor has suggested I change my diet. The health issues I have had, and still have, are osteoporosis, and wet macular degeneration (well controlled by Eyelea). I am not overweight, need no drugs for cholesterol. I did increase the amount of fat & protein in my diet over the past 12 months and then wanted less sugar. My Doctor has suggested a Mediterranean diet with less meat and fat, which I will attempt. I have always eaten a lot of fish, chicken and vegetables, dislike deep fried food. I will miss the fat – especially since I have been reading that possibly elderly brains need more fat. I am 88. I am curious if other people with different diets, including vegetarians, have adjusted their diets when diagnosed with this type of arteritis, and if so, what results.