All summer long I have been eating and enjoying organic white potatoes. All summer long it has been unusually humid here. And all summer long my hands and back hurt like crazy when I get up in the morning.
I had been blaming it on the humidity, but a couple of days ago the pain and stiffness stayed with me all day instead of fading away as the day went on. And a couple of days ago I ran out of the potatoes. Yesterday I didn't hurt as badly as usual. Today the pain and stiffness were almost non-existant.
It's still just as humid, so I'm pretty sure it was the potatoes.
My question is, can those of you who get joint pain from nightshades eat a LITTLE bit on occasion? Are nightshades cumulative the way salicylates are? I ask because I bought three big bags of Kettle Brand chips the other day when they were on sale. Do you think a handful of chips will hurt me if I don't overdo it? And do you think I might be able to eat a small potato once or twice a week without harm?
It seems like I take a step forward and then take a step back. Potatoes used to make my psoriasis flare so I gave them up. After a few months I tried again and they didn't bother my psoriasis at all. I thought I had gotten them back for good, and now THIS! SO frustrating!