Ayurveda/Stills disease


I am Abhinav(29, M) from Gurgaon and I am a diagnosed patient of an auto immune disease called Still's disease (http://www.medicinenet.com/stills_disease/article.htm) since last 22 years. Its of remissive/relapsing type. In normal days I am absolutely fine but when a flare up(attack) happens I get the symptoms. The symptoms are high fever(upto 105F, once a day), chest pain, fatigue, weight loss. I am then given prednisolone and methotrexate and then the fever stops coming in some days. It generally takes around 3 weeks for the fever to stop coming.Then I take a couple of months to recover completely from weakness and weight loss. Till the age of 18 the frequency of these flareups was once an year, but after that its like once in 4-5 years. Regarding this I had 2 questions -

1. How to avoid flareups? Is there some reason of these flare ups? Can I do some lifestyle changes or some regular ayurvedic herbs I can take to avoid these flareups.

2. I have to take steroids when flareup happens. Is there some Ayurvedic alternatives to this as steroids have huge side effects.

I also tried a questionnaire to find my body type and it is very high vata type. Western medicine does not know about cause and cure of this disease so I am looking for answers in Ayurveda.

As you told your self that it is a Auto-immune disease, it means that it can happen any time when your immune response is active with some antigens.
In Ayurveda we used to treat or cure other auto immune disorder like Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psorasis with good success.So first thing is to keep your digestion good. Do not eat extra or junk food. Do not eat frequent and even do not eat when you have just taken food or some thing. There should be not indigestion,gas or constipation.Obey the life style and diet of Vata prakruthi.
Yes you can take some Ayurvedic medicines to avoid or treat this. It depends again on your constitution,symptoms etc.


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