Gan 乾癬性關節炎-- Dale Giottonini
Gan 乾癬性關節炎-- Dale Giottonini見證
Skin Issues ~ Glyconutrition Success Stories
Psoriatic Arthritis - Dale Giottonini
For the last 30 years of my life I’ve suffered from arthritic type symptoms but whenever I was tested for, my blood was tested they always showed negative. But I was in a great deal of pain. The 類風濕因子rheumatoid factor was negative. My doctor said I didn’t have arthritis.
I was taking 8 to 16 Ibuprofen a day to deal with the pain. Finally, about November of 1996 my body rebelled. Virtually every joint in my body swelled to 3 to 5 times its size. I couldn’t walk. Couldn’t stand. I – when my wife was taking me to the doctor, I had to crawl to the car. They had to wheel me in to the doctor’s office, lift me onto the table.
And fortunately, I changed doctors and the man trained in Poland and a little different perspective. He took blood tests and he said that, “No you don’t have rheumatoid arthritis factor, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have arthritis. It’s pretty obvious you do.”
He gave me some steroid and some voltaren to reduce the inflammation and sent me to a rheumatologist. He asked me one question. “Do you have rashes?” And I said, “Well I do have. I’ve been diagnosed with Psoriasis.” And she said, “Well you probably have Psoriatic arthritis, a form of arthritis very few people are familiar with.”
It’s where the psoriasis attacks the joints. I also have it in the skin but not nearly as badly. I was put on methotrexate and continued on the voltaren for about three years. Coincidently I – at the same time, Mary Van Dyke who was just up here introduced my family to the products and I was taking those as well. And July of 2000 I missed an appointment because of the methotrexate – I had to have blood tests every eight weeks. And they only gave me the prescription to last that period of time and my doctor had an emergency and had to leave, and postpone an appointment, and I just decided at that point that I would stop the methotrexate because I knew I was poisoning myself. The reason for the blood tests was to make sure that my kidneys and liver were continuing to function, and that didn’t sound too good to me.
So for the last year I have been on just Glyconutrients. My left ankle was huge and had absolutely no lateral movement. I’m an avid tennis player, and that was rather a hindrance. Or my right ankle, excuse me. It was hard to push off the ankle and hit the ball. I noticed this year that suddenly I have lateral movement in that ankle. My fingers have several deposits – the typical beginning of the bent fingers – they’re gone