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Old 12-28-2006, 03:25 PM   #1
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OT - Natural remedies for arthritis
I've just learned that I'm allergic to Relafen, the drug I've been taking for arthritis. It is an NSaid, as is ibuprofen. I woke up yesterday with welts all over, some larger than my hand. Some (actually, a lot0 were also in my head Guess what Benadryl cream does to a hairdo. What fun!!

Anyway, I've researched online and have found several suggestions; they just all seem too good to be true. I seriously doubt that anything will make all the pain and stiffness disappear.

If anyone has personal knowledge of anything, please let me know. I trust what the members of this group say.
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Old 12-28-2006, 03:43 PM   #2
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Not sure which type of arthritis you're dealing with, but....

I discovered years ago (through avoidance diets) that eliminating nightshades from my diet vastly improved a tendency toward arthritis/stiffness in my hands and other joints.

Nightshades are: tomatoes, potatoes, peppers & eggplant.

Yes, it was very difficult at first...but I wanted to be able to use my hands. Sooooooo, I persevered. I've found over time that I can allow myself a few of them (occasionally) as "treats" if I don't overdo it...I mean, what's shrimp without cocktail sauce???

Maybe it would help you?

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Old 12-28-2006, 03:57 PM   #3
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I looked up arthritis in my "Natural Remidies Encyclopedia" and well, the listing for arthritis is pretty long.

Under "diet" it suggests that you drink 1-2 glasses daily of any combination fo raw juices of beets carrots, celery, parsley, or alfalfa.

Eat leafy vegetables, whole grains, oatmeal, and brown rice. These supply vitamin K.

Eat fresh pineapple. Apparently the bromelain in it is good for reducing inflammation.

You can use ice packs to reduce inflammation and be sure to exercise you joints so that they dont stiffen

mix eucalyptus oil with water and rub on the affected area. wrap the joint in plastic wrap, and apply moist heat with hot towels.

HOPE THIS HELPS!
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well this will definitely get your mind off of it:


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Under "diet" it suggests that you drink 1-2 glasses daily of any combination fo raw juices of beets carrots, celery, parsley, or alfalfa.
mostly because you will be wishing you were DEAD if you wre drinking those things!


I have a full on love of things organic and/or natural but I can't help but think there are some things that just shouldn't be made into a juice!
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Old 12-28-2006, 04:03 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by brendajos
well this will definitely get your mind off of it:


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Under "diet" it suggests that you drink 1-2 glasses daily of any combination fo raw juices of beets carrots, celery, parsley, or alfalfa.
mostly because you will be wishing you were DEAD if you wre drinking those things!


I have a full on love of things organic and/or natural but I can't help but think there are some things that just shouldn't be made into a juice!
my mom has forced me to drink carrot juice and carrot/beet combo juice plenty of times. trust me, its not that bad (especially if u drink it fast and hold your nose )
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Old 12-28-2006, 04:25 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by madametj
my mom has forced me to drink carrot juice and carrot/beet combo juice plenty of times. trust me, its not that bad (especially if u drink it fast and hold your nose )
Don't ask me why, but DH loves carrot juice. As in, he drinks it voluntarily, and with gusto. I recently got him a juicer so he can make his own instead of buying the pricey pre-made stuff at the market. He's been drinking a huge glass of carrot/apple every day for the last week or so, and doesn't appear to want to slow down anytime soon. I told him he'd turn orange (or worse, OD), but he doesn't seem to be concerned about it. On the plus side, with so many carrots around (he's been buying in bulk), he's also made carrot cake with cream cheese icing a couple of times. Yummy stuff... I think I might need to eat some now, even though I haven't eaten a "real" lunch yet. Is that bad?

Oh yeah... as for arthritis remedies, I think my Dad has said good things about glucosamin and chondroitin, but the literature doesn't seem to support the claim that it does much. Maybe it's psychological.
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My 86-year old father, who has some severe arthritis, says that Lakota brand capsules help him a lot. They have a variety of herbs in these.
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I have arthritis in the hands as well and I find a product with Omega 3,6,9 by spring valley helps, it just does not help if you have arthritis plus a pinched nerve that also effects your joints.

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The original posts are 5 yrs old now, but maybe someone else can use the info.
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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)
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