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pretzel
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Jan-15-05, 01:56 PM (CST)
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"Arthritis"
 
Hello dudes and dudettes.

Ive known for 10 years i have arthritis. spinal, both knees ( not too bad yet) left foot, both shoulders which are in terrible shape, add to that carpel tunnel. Also have 5 spinal spurs, one almost protruding into the muscle that is close to my right shoulder.

I was on vioxx for 3 years with no ill affect, now i am trying a new drug called Bextra. Has anyone had experience with this drug? Im looking for a miracle. Im right handed, and my right shoulder is the worst. Slowly my beloved hobbies are dwindling as a result. Soon my work will be affected. any suggestions, I would welcome with glee.

and please, don't even mention A535. ha

Ella
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  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
  RE: Arthritis cletus Jan-16-05 1
  RE: Arthritis windyadmin Jan-17-05 2
     RE: Arthritis pretzel Jan-18-05 3
         RE: Arthritis windyadmin Jan-19-05 4
         RE: Arthritis windyadmin Jan-19-05 5
             RE: Arthritis Ocean Jan-20-05 6
             RE: Arthritis CootieHawk Jan-20-05 7
                 RE: Arthritis windyadmin Jan-20-05 8
                     RE: Arthritis pretzel Jan-24-05 9
                         RE: Arthritis windyadmin Jan-24-05 11
                             RE: Arthritis pretzel Jan-26-05 12
             RE: circumin pretzel Jan-24-05 10
                 RE: circumin 123herpes Jul-26-12 14
             RE: Arthritis 123herpes Jul-26-12 15
  RE: Arthritis 123herpes Jul-26-12 13

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cletus
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Jan-16-05, 11:02 PM (CST)
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1. "RE: Arthritis"
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>Hello dudes and dudettes.
>
>I was on vioxx for 3 years with no ill affect, now i am
>trying a new drug called Bextra. Has anyone had experience
>with this drug? Im looking for a miracle. Im right handed,
>and my right shoulder is the worst. Slowly my beloved
>hobbies are dwindling as a result. Soon my work will be
>affected. any suggestions, I would welcome with glee.

My wife used Bextra for her osteoarthritis in a degenerative hip until very recently. She liked it enough to continue using it in place of most over-the-counter alternatives. But I do believe that it's in the same family of medications as Vioxx and now under the same scrutiny. My father-in-law's doctor got him to stop taking it in the last couple of months for fear of potential side effects.

Don't be a perpetrator.
Don't be a bystander.
Don't be a victim.


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windyadmin
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2. "RE: Arthritis"
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What kind of arthritis do you have? Osteo? Rheumatoid? Some other?

Have you tried glucosamine sulfate?



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pretzel
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Jan-18-05, 11:39 PM (CST)
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3. "RE: Arthritis"
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osteo . Yes, have tried the glucosamine, no improvement with mobility or decrease in pain. cortisone injections haven't worked. Today I did see a news item on the Batrex. Those that were being cautioned about its use were people on aspirin programs for heart, or people who had either by-passes or heart problems. Im allergic to aspirin so no worries there, and my heart is A-OK. Since starting the new drug my mobility is back by about 50%, still cant dry my hair tho, putting on my coat is difficult too. but i can cope with those.

this will make you laff, when I first saw my xrays showing the spurrs, I asked my doctor if they could be removed or filed, anything to slow their progress? He said " sure, if you are an athlete and make millions of dollars". So, cuz im just a normal day to day person, I don't count. isn't life special?

thanks for the advice and info on batrex

Ella
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windyadmin
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4. "RE: Arthritis"
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magnesium might help. It relaxes muscles and it helps get calcium into the bones rather than into the soft tissues. Trigger point therapy might help with the pain and limitation of motion. Gentle exercise to move the joints through their full range will help the cartilage.



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windyadmin
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5. "RE: Arthritis"
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Couple more things I thought of -

Anti-inflammatory diet might help. That would include avoiding hydrogenated oils, taking a fish or flax oil supplement and vit E, maybe a curcumin supplement or cooking with lots of turmeric, and also taking anti-oxidants.


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Ocean
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Jan-20-05, 09:57 AM (CST)
 
6. "RE: Arthritis"
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   When I was 22, x-rays had docs telling me I gad arthritis like a 75 year old. In addition to what Windy has suggested, what also works very well for me is to eat an "alkalizing" diet, including fresh fruit and veg juices/smoothies, while avoiding acidizing foods.

In addition keep blood flowing, however you can.

...Ocean


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7. "RE: Arthritis"
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   YES YES YES!! Hooray for fish oil!!! I started taking it to help with mild arthritis (osteo) in my hands -- and it STOPPED the nerve pain in my back.

FISH OIL FOREVER!!!! WOO-HOO!!!!1

CootieHawk

PS: Windy - I sent you an off line email to your racoon address -- did you get it?


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windyadmin
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8. "RE: Arthritis"
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Nope. Didn't get it.

Try this - http://racoon.com/windy


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pretzel
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Jan-24-05, 09:46 AM (CST)
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9. "RE: Arthritis"
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fish oil? do you mean cod liver oil?

you know what really irks me, my right shoulder, and wrist are the worst, (i'm right handed) im losing my hobbies. And, I had asked my son for a circular saw for xmas, which he gave me YAYAYAY. i want to be able to use that saw.

so i went and bought one of those long elastic things. the kind you hold down with your foot and work your arms. My theory is, if i can isolate certain muscles, and build them up (bicep and forearm) they will ease the strain especially on my shoulder. Bicep is difficult tho, it seems to interact directly with shoulder motion.

and oh yes, thankyou for reminding me of the magnesium, that should definitely be combined with calcium. (currently 1000 mg daily). so off I go to look up some food charts.

many thanks
el

Ella
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windyadmin
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11. "RE: Arthritis"
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Nope. Not liver oil. Fish oil. EPA/DHA, aka omega-3 oils.

Look up exercises for the rotator cuff. There are some PT and orthopedic sites that have descriptions and pictures. You need to rehab the little muscles that help the ball track properly in its socket. You might need to do something like rowing, too, to get the back muscles (rhomboids, latissimus dorsi and lower trapezius).

Curcumin is an anti-inflammatory ingredient found in turmeric.


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pretzel
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Jan-26-05, 12:03 PM (CST)
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12. "RE: Arthritis"
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okkkkk - i bought some magnesium, and salmon oil. my rotator is almost bone on bone at this point, and the large muscle behind it that arcs to the middle is the one where a spur is interfering. rowing motion is not do-able. The Bextra has improved my mobility, but im sure they will take it off the market too, just like vioxx.

but i will check out some alternate exercises, at this point i will do anything. (except clear the snow off my car).

many thanks

Ella
aka Pretzel


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pretzel
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10. "RE: circumin"
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what is circumin???

Ella
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123herpes
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14. "RE: circumin"
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   thats good stuff!!!

you need a bunch of anti inflammatory herbs plus your diet needs to be full of anti inflammatory foods

drink TEA !!! find a anti inflammatory tea


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15. "RE: Arthritis"
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   this person knows there shit
MSM tons of it!!!!!!


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13. "RE: Arthritis"
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   hello I have Lymes and it almost killed me I have been on a herbal supplement for Lymes for about 8 months and it saved my life bottom line FB this stuff immunistat for Lymes

I was like a pretzel too and now I am fine even better than I was 3 years ago. they will give you a free sample if you email them directly

immunistat@yahoo.com


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