After 50 years I moved from Seattle to the Sonoran Desert in Tucson, Arizona.
I have taken toxic level of ibuprofen for decades now, and my doctors were aware, but not much choice - addiction was not an option. I refuse pain killers because I have enough problems that I certainly don't want addiction.
I am having to adapt. I told my doctor that I was making a concerted effort to cut down on ibuprofen and really monitoring the use given the extreme heat here in Tucson. The good news is I was able to cut back. I was excited to say I'd gone 2 days without Ibuprofen!
There were times I took ibuprofen (4 at a time) every 2 hours (not until) and days looking at the clock at hour and a half in.
My doctor told me it's great I made it to 2 days without ibuprofen, he said he wanted me to make it to 3 or 4 days without, to protect my kidneys and liver. Goal is to get me to 70, then I can do whatever need to do to take care of my health. I agree.
So I am in the desert, and been bitten by fire ants. I often wonder if any medical value in inflammatory condition as I really wasn't overly concerned though doesn't feel great being bit.
I am also experimenting with magenta (cactus juice) high in beta kerotenes and antioxidants (during season). I am looking into wolfberries (berries that grow natural) and looking at some other natural remedy stuff.
Doublt I'll find a cure for AS out here, but cutting back on ibuprofen is a start. Extreme heat helps, and was part of my plan of attack, a strategy if you will.
While we have rattle snakes and scorpions, the desert isn't for everybody. I live on 5 acres currently in the desert, literally. It's so awesome.
But I am like a kid in new surrounding in fact checking my scorpion trap is always exciting to me.
But then again I've done research on AS and venoms....not that I want to get bit...contrary....but there was this article in National Geographic that put an AS patient into remission!
Always in back of my mind when I go out to the shed!https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2013/02/venom/
I've come close with a scorpion with my hand in a wicker basket when I moved down. Just didn't realize scorpion would make it in my pennies in 3 days of a move into the shed, but was close. But....if AS were to go into remission, oh darn! These are the laws of nature. I am bound by natural law. And I respect it. But the law is the law.