I take 3 - 500 mg. capsules of turmeric every day, with orange juice. I started taking it for a skin condition and while it was taking care of that, I realized my knees hurt much less, my hands aren't as stiff. Just in case it's of interest to anyone.
Aspirin makes my ears ring, ibuprofen makes me higher than a kite (as in "are you still cramping?" me: "I don't know, I don't care." giggle, giggle)