I’m wondering if you have any ideas or recommendations regarding eating an optimal amount of fat to “flush” the ducts and not have the body produce the cholesterol if it doesn’t have to. Is there a recommended diet? My specialists keep telling me there is nothing I can do, that the combination of fat, bile and salt is too difficult to figure out but I would at least like to verify that have zero fat can be very dangerous – a statement they’ll never make. As a matter of fact my primary keeps telling me to be on a low fat diet.
I have had PMR for about 5 months which is developing slowly. I also am hoping to avoid steroids due to the side effects, and have been using Ibruprofen, which allows me to get on with my life. I am finding I need to gradually increase it - at the moment I am taking 400 mg in the morning and 200 mg in the evening, but am about to increase it to 400 mg at night, as sleep is becoming more uncomfortable. I am also using supplements such as Curcumin which has some positive findings about its effect on inflammation and vitamin B5 and vitamin d3. I am looking at diet too. I would be interested to hear from anyone else who has taken this route. How much Ibruprofen can be taken daily, how you are managing it. I wonder how Achingman is getting on.
In November 1942, the Italian cyclist Fausto Coppi took "seven packets of amphetamine" to beat the world hour record on the track.  In 1960, the Danish rider Knud Enemark Jensen collapsed during the 100 km team time trial at the Olympic Games in Rome and died later in hospital. The autopsy showed he had taken amphetamine and another drug, Ronicol , which dilates the blood vessels. The chairman of the Dutch cycling federation, Piet van Dijk, said of Rome that "dope – whole cartloads – [were] used in such royal quantities."