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possible Arthritis?

#1
i'm not sure what this is- i've been noticing it lately.

at first, i thought it was just extra physical pain bought on by my emotions, but soon realised it was something more...

i'm getting these really sharp pains in my back/ both legs, and i'm not sure what it is!. it's got to the stage where just moving the joints even a little causes me great agony

i was thinking that it could be possible Arthritis, but i'm not really sure how to detect the signs

can anyone help me on this?

thanks
 

tweetypie

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#2
hey :) it could be siatica (not sure of spelling) most likely some kind of arthritis by the sounds of it. I do hope not but it wouldnt hurt to mention it at ur next appointment xx
 

Terry

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#4
Sciatica is a monstrous pain that runs from the spine all the way down the left leg (as thats where the sciatic nerve runs), believe me if u had it you would know about it :blink:
I'd go ask doc about having a rheumatoid arthritis check, it's probably not that but a check up never hurts.
Meanwhile, take cod liver oil tablets to keep your joints in tip top shape.
 
#5
Sciatica is a monstrous pain that runs from the spine all the way down the left leg (as thats where the sciatic nerve runs), believe me if u had it you would know about it :blink:
I'd go ask doc about having a rheumatoid arthritis check, it's probably not that but a check up never hurts.
Meanwhile, take cod liver oil tablets to keep your joints in tip top shape.


thanks

:)

will follow your advice
 

aoeu

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#8
Use the following supplements: cod liver oil, 2000 mg per day; chondroitin/glucosamine/MSM combination according to the directions on the bottle (I'll update with what I have when I get home); 1000 mg of calcium with added vitamin D.

I don't know if the calcium will help, but it's cheap and definitely won't hurt. I think the benefit from cod liver oil is from the vitamin D so cutting that out won't be a problem if taking the calcium/vitamin D (but I suggest you take 2000 mg of fish oil per day anyhow for mental and physical health benefits). Chondroitin/glucosamine/MSN has been tentatively demonstrated to not only relieve joint pain, but REVERSE the damage from arthritis (more studies needed, but it's looking positive.)

I've had arthritis since 18 so I take preventing/reversing damage VERY seriously, I think painkillers are the worst solution you can find (though if you're taking care of your joints you can take them safely.)
 

aoeu

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#10
If you need them, use them. Start the supplements I recommended, however. You'll see improvement that lasts. You can preserve your joints with supplements, while painkillers allow you to damage yourself further.
 

starryeyed

Well-Known Member
#11
Would athritis caused by sarcoidosis be different?
No.ones treated me.i.might buy those supplements.
Sorry to distract from original post.just in lot pain
 

aoeu

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aoeu

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#18
It cuts down on inflammation, so it might be worth using in conjunction with a lower dose of the other painkiller (what do you take, by the way?)
 

starryeyed

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#20
Solpadol.mix paracetamol and coedeine.so I cant take more parcetamol.plus I dont think paracetamol has anti inflammatory properties because I couldnt take it then
The docs could not have prescribed it forme.id have got very ill
 

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