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DONNA046 Posts: 32
9/4/13 6:58 P

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I am trying to get off NSAIDs (specifically Naprosyn). Have been using enzymes (Medizyme plus Bromelain) on recommendation of a book and a friend - they are supposed to reduce inflammation, and I think they really do. They do not remove all the pain, however, since the joint damage is still there (knees and hip; the hip is the worst). So, I have read that the next step is Sam-e (plus high quality B-complex, since the Sam-e is said to deplete the B's). This is supposed to further reduce the inflammation, reduce the pain and help the cartilage. I start taking that next week. Glucosamine with MSM will follow that. Everything has to be given 4 to 8 weeks to see if it does anything, and I have to have my blood tested because I take blood thinners, and things need to be adjusted if other meds affect blood counts.

Has anyone else been through a process of testing like this? What has worked for you? I still have to take the NSAIDs - but usually only on days that have arthritis warnings on the Accuweather site.

Any info would help. Including how many pounds did it take you before your arthritis pain was lessened?

Glad to be able to chat, and ask my questions.....hoping to hear from you.

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6/23/13 4:59 A

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My Dr recommended Glucosamine Chondritin to me so I took it for awhile. It seemed to help a little but not much and it was expensive for me so I stopped. I here it does help cartilage repair but I couldn't see any difference.

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6/20/13 9:18 P

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My husband and I were both on glucosamine/condroitin and had no results with it for our arthritis.

Judy



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6/20/13 5:54 P

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I use glucosamine/condroitin with MSM.

Refuse to be beaten by inanimate objects, inflexible minds, and incompetent practices.


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6/20/13 4:55 P

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I have not used any. However, I understand that you have to be patient, because it can take several weeks to see results.

My name is Nadine and I live in Henderson, NV


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GODS_SERENITY's Photo GODS_SERENITY Posts: 2,442
6/18/13 7:53 P

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Sure thing! My name is Debbie! Walgreens has it on sale right now.

Debbie

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I'm getting so close to goal. Won't be long now.

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6/18/13 6:34 P

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God's_Serenity - - Thanks for the info. I'll have to get some and try it (both for me and hubby).

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GODS_SERENITY's Photo GODS_SERENITY Posts: 2,442
6/18/13 6:02 P

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Judy, it's a supplement. It really has helped with my knee pain. I'll continue to use it. I've been using it for a few days.

Debbie

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I'm getting so close to goal. Won't be long now.

With God ALL things are possible. He makes the impossible possible!!


I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
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6/17/13 9:34 P

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Haven't tried it.

Have a TERRIFIC day!
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6/17/13 9:21 P

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I took it for like 3 months but it did nothing for me. My arthrits Dr said that after one month if its has not helped its not. I need knee total knee replacement but the Drs want to wait longer because of my age.

This is the link to the Atkins website. even tho I dont fully do it the atkins way anymore I do still eat from the atkins food list/eat. I just count carbs different than they do.
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Watch this about the atkins program.

us.yhs4.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?
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6/17/13 7:25 P

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My husband takes it and swears by it. His knee does not bother him as long as he stays on this. It's a supplement that you take by mouth. It really works for him.

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6/17/13 7:14 P

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I've heard of it, but never taken it before.

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6/17/13 6:47 P

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No. I've never heard of it! Is it a cream or a vitamin? Where do you get it?

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6/17/13 3:51 P

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I've started using Ostro Bio Flex. I've been seeing a difference. Anyone else try this?

Debbie

This is my year to reach goal.
I'm getting so close to goal. Won't be long now.

With God ALL things are possible. He makes the impossible possible!!


I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
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