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Old 27th March 2012, 23:16   #21 (permalink)
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Hi everyone another sufferer here. I take Tramadol and co codamol which seems to be working at present. And Feldene cream to rub in. Does anyone else get feeling of pins being stabbed into toes? . Feet stiffen up feel like I'm walking on marbles. Its an awful decease. Had my left knee partially replaced 3 years ago, now have to have it redone with full knee, that's if I can face the operation again. I didn't know that having an operation can spread the arthritus, well that's what my specialist says. enjoying this nice weather as I always feel better in the heat.
Hi Anne....like a number of TLF members I also suffer from various aills...I was keen to see that you have the pins & needles in the toes and the numbness in the feet....I can't feel my left foot at times just the P/N.....was so worried
that I will end up not being able to walk meds just now are Naproxen 1000
Tramadol Solphadol and Amatriptolin.....I have been trying hard to shift some excess weight as I no that the extra lbs are toooooo much for my feet to carry.
I read on another thread that ponstan are available in Turkey so I will get some when I am over as these are a great pain relieve.
Linda..x
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Old 27th March 2012, 23:25   #22 (permalink)
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Re: Arthritis

These natural substances mixed with ibuprofen & voltarol gel are working well for me. They can be bought from Holland and Barrett :-

Maximum Antioxidant Selenium with Vits A, C, E & Zinc - MIXED IN ONE TABLET
Glucosamine, Chondroitin & MSM - MIXED IN ONE TABLET
Maximumu Vitamin C in tablet format & most importantly Vitamin E in tablet format

I started these medications 2 weeks ago after having done a great deal of research on the causes of the various types of arthritis and to date, in that short time, the symptoms and pain caused in my hands and feet have dramatically reduced.

Only time will tell if there is any long term benefit to be gained however, anything different other than a cocktail of prescription drugs and their side effects has to be worth a try. It appears that the maximum benefit is to be gained from the anti-oxidant ridding the body of years of acidic build-up which attacks the joints and cartilege.

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Re: Arthritis

Just wanted to add Glucosamine Sulphate + chondrin is a great supplement to take in addition to the various anti inflammatory NSAID or morphine pain killers mentioned on this thread. I've had tooth ache recently so well versed with all the painkillers!You need to take it (glucosamine) at least a month to notice any effects.

Although I don't have arthiritis I did once have one knee joint paining (had an x-ray said very early sign of degeneration but not quite arthirits) tried glucosamine for a month and within 2 weeks the pain was gone as the chondrin also helps joint mobility.

On the subject of warm weather and arthiritis, my friends mother who has had arthiritis for many years (she is in her late 60's or early 70's) her arthiritis reduces in warmer climates/ She goes to her holiday home in India for 6 months and returns back to the U.K in summer months e.g. April- September and she hardly has any pain or problems, but as soon as she is back in UK during Winter months she does suffer, despite the warm centrally heated houses here as I imagine she is also less active but gets more active in warmer sunnier climates. Damp and coldness would make arthritis more painful. Surprisingly, seems warmer and sunnier in U.K than Turkey temps this week!


There are specific meds for arthiritis but they are not without their side effects, will find out after speaking with docs and if anything interesting comes to light will post.
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Hi Anne....like a number of TLF members I also suffer from various aills...I was keen to see that you have the pins & needles in the toes and the numbness in the feet....I can't feel my left foot at times just the P/N.....was so worried
that I will end up not being able to walk meds just now are Naproxen 1000
Tramadol Solphadol and Amatriptolin.....I have been trying hard to shift some excess weight as I no that the extra lbs are toooooo much for my feet to carry.
I read on another thread that ponstan are available in Turkey so I will get some when I am over as these are a great pain relieve.
Linda..x
My mum has this & she has diabetes .
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Hi Anne....like a number of TLF members I also suffer from various aills...I was keen to see that you have the pins & needles in the toes and the numbness in the feet....I can't feel my left foot at times just the P/N.....was so worried
that I will end up not being able to walk meds just now are Naproxen 1000
Tramadol Solphadol and Amatriptolin.....I have been trying hard to shift some excess weight as I no that the extra lbs are toooooo much for my feet to carry.
I read on another thread that ponstan are available in Turkey so I will get some when I am over as these are a great pain relieve.
Linda..x
Linda,
look at my above post please, this cream we have used is working, I am expecting a call from Naturetek very soon to tell when the products wil be on sale in the UK, my wife cannot wait, she has used all the clinical samples they gave her and wants to start re -treatment without side effects from all the drugs she has to use at present . PAINRELIEVE massage cream will be availble in the UK soon and they are looking for distributors in Turkey,once this is set up they will be adding all distributors worldwide on their website, I asked the question , can we shop around to find the cheapest, they said they cannot control prices anywhere but some countries may have higher import duties and vat, than say the UK, so it maybe that buying in the UK could be cheaper option,
I will keep you all posted as the info comes in to me or members can PM me.
cheers to all

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I too have Athritis (Osteo, back, neck, hands, feet....) , along with a few other aliments that really don't like each other! It's a bit like kids really, one starts, then another has a go, (doesn't want to be outdone!) before you know it 'it's all kicked off'

Over, the last couple of years I've managed to reduce meds like arthrotec & Robaxin significantly, I couldn't manage without basic painkillers & an anti-depressant named 'Cymbalta'. I lucked in on the Cymbalta when I saw a locum Dr, he asked me if the meds I was on still helped my sleeping pattern (which was really crap) not much I answered. He suggested I try cymbalta as tests had shown a positive benefits for people in severe pain, aiding better sleep which in turn helps you cope with chronic pain better. It is unsurprisingly, more expensive than other meds, which is probably why it's not offered too much.

I also take a cocktail of herbal/naturals daily, Cod Liver oil + Garlic, Star Anise or Echinicea & a multi vitimin & Cider Vinegar.

Cider Vinegar - Has to be one of the Best! It has so many uses & benefits, I'm sure that along with taking the above is the reason I've managed to stay off those serious meds which are going to have serious effects on other parts of the body down the line. I buy a supermarkets own brand, cheap & worth it's weight in gold.

Apple Cider Vinegar, that wonderful old-timers home remedy, cures more ailments than any other folk remedy -- we're convinced! From the extensive feedback we've received over the past 8 years, the reported cures from drinking Apple Cider Vinegar are numerous. They include cures for allergies (including pet, food and environmental), sinus infections, acne, high cholesterol, flu, chronic fatigue, candida, acid reflux, sore throats, contact dermatitis, arthritis, and gout. Apple Cider Vinegar also breaks down fat and is widely used to lose weight. It has also been reported that a daily dose of apple cider vinegar in water has high blood pressure under control in two weeks!

Apple Cider Vinegar is also wonderful for pets, including dogs, cats, and horses. It helps them with arthritic conditions, controls fleas & barn flies, and gives a beautiful shine to their coats!

If you can get over the taste of apple cider vinegar, you will find it one of the most important natural remedies in healing the body. As a wonderful side effect of drinking apple cider vinegar every day, we've discovered that it brings a healthy, rosy glow to one's complexion! This is great news if you suffer from a pale countenance.

Struggs, sorry you're feeling so low. Some of your symptoms suggest that you might have 'Fibromyalgia'. Polymyalgia will show up on a blood test (a friend of mine has it ), Unlike fibromyalgia which needs a Good forward thinking Rhuematologist to diagnose. Here's a link to a dedicated website you might find useful, take good care, best wishes x

UK Fibromyalgia: Absolutely everything you need to know about fibromyalgia.
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im wondering if any of the sufferers above have tried or considered using a thermal spring to bring relief--one or two people i know here in kusadasi have been to the radon thermal spring at davutlar and have been very impressed with the results obtained by just soaking in the waters---and unlike medications no side effects.
Kibris,

Yes, my wife tried this thermal spring treatment up in Pamukali and it helped a hell of a lot, we hope to go back this June unless there is a one nearer to Bodrum, there is a thermal hot spring on the Black Isle opposite Bodrum harbour, but we are not sure if its the same the other one , maybe someone on here can tell us and if it is the same then we will go to the Black Isle again this year.
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Sharon, after having both knees replaced due to osteoarthitis ,
Ive started to take Tumeric in capsule form, as my shoulder was bad too.
I didnt want anymore surgery, I can honestly say it has improved dramatically .
I also take Rosehip tablets ,all these are completly natural and available from Health Shops ...Bebs x
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I also suffer greatly from arthritis in most joints a hip replacement in 2007, my right knee requires replacing still not had it done now they say my left hip wants replacing. I too suffer dreadful pain and rest up at times. The worst thing they say is to not walk or move about so i try to walk as much as I can and swim. Diet plays a very important part and things like tomatoes and citrus fruits and so many other foods are not good to eat. i endorse what Tintagel says about Apple cider vinegar and the vitamims she takes, anti depressants help as they block the pain signals and can release endorphins which are better. The normal pain relief as mentioned helps but all in all I think positive and keep moving is essential winter times are worse. After a flight my knees come up like ballons and I have to rest and take anti inflamatories. For cramps try Tonic water it does work containing quinnne but you can get quinine tablets from your GP. Other than this I am all out of ideas but its good we can communicate and exchange information as you never know what might work for some might work for others take care M xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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