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Friday, May 03, 2013

Friday, May 03, 2013

I canít get a break !
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First the MVP acts up and I feel yucky, now the back is acting up. Geez ! The pain has been worse lately, but the past few days have been nasty. The turmeric doesnít seem to be working as well as before. It usually takes the edge off, doesnít make me completely comfortable, but makes it more bearable. Lately, not so much. I switched to a different formula that had worked well before, but even that isnít doing the job. The last 2 days were awful. Hopefully this is just a flare and will settle down. For the time being Iím taking both turmerics Ė the Super Bio in the morning plus one of the regulars at lunch and dinner. Hopefully if this is a flare that will help calm it down.

Iíve also been doing more research on what I can take since Iím allergic to some arthritis meds and canít tolerate others (Celebrex, anti-inflammatories, glucosamine/chondroitin, gabapentin).

So far Iíve come up with Ė

Fish oil Ė Iíve taken before but doesnít seem to do much
Bromelain Ė havenít taken as a separate supplement but there is a small amount in the regular turmeric forumula that I take, less than the suggested dose. I might try adding this.
SAMe Ė tried once, didnít seem to help, however I might not have taken it long enough, according to what I read. Itís also more expensive than other supplements.
Flaxseed Ė Iíve taken before, didnít seem to help with the arthritis pain.
Boswellia Ė I took for a while, didnít do much.

So I guess Iím stuck with the turmeric, maybe a larger dose. I did read the max suggested dose is 500mg 2-3 times per day or 1000mg once a day. I am taking less than that so Iíll increase it for a while and see what happens.


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ICANLOSEMORE 5/12/2013 12:20PM

    I've never heard of taking turmeric for the pain. I would like to know more about this as I have pain on a daily basis. I'll have to google and see if I can find out more. Hope you have had some relief.
Janet

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ONEMORX 5/4/2013 2:14AM

    Sorry you are in so much pain. It sounds like you like natural remedies so my suggestion my not be useful, but what helps me is Capsazin. Best wishes on finding a remedy that works for you.

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NJCOMINGS 5/3/2013 3:36PM

  Sorry you're discouraged today and in pain. I sat around for over 3 yrs feeling sorry for myself (not saying you are doing that) because all the things I tried, even surgery didn't help my sciatica pain. Finally realized all it was doing was making me stiffer and gain more weight. But I know how easy it is to just sit instead of move. It's hurts to move. I still don't do well with the exercising but know I should do it anyway. Hope you get some relief soon. emoticon

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2BEHEALTHY2014 5/3/2013 12:21PM

    Sorry you're in pain. I hope you get some relief.

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THOMASINA57 5/3/2013 11:27AM

    I am on a similar journey and tired of meds that have awful side effects.

I make a turmeric paste with water, cinnamon and stevia and keep it in the fridge. I take a tbsp. and eat this when my pain is bad. Like you said, it doesn't take away the aches completely, but is safer than celebrex. I had to give up celebrex due to my stomach acting up too much.

Thanks for sharing what works and doesn't work for you.

Spark hugs from one achy body to another!!

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GOOZLEBEAR 5/3/2013 11:22AM

    So sorry you are experiencing so much pain. I hope you can figure out what is best for you. I have osteoarthritis and do take some of the things you listed but not sure they really help.

Feel better and have a good weekend!
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