In July of 2014 I was diagnosed with Relapsing Polychondritis. After doing my research to learn more about this illness, for the first time in my 66 years I was scared. At the time, I had just come through my third episode in approximately 2 years, with ears that were red, swollen, and extremely sore to the touch.
Drugs (steroids) were all the doctor had to offer, so when a friend told me (for the third time!) that I should read Grain Brain, I did. I eliminated gluten from my diet, and I am now approaching three years symptom-free.