Glucosamine or other supplements for RA

Posted by norakathryn @norakathryn, Sep 21 8:43am

Hi, has anybody had any success using glucosamine and chondroitin or any other over-the-counter supplements to help manage their RA along with their prescriptions? I have an infection in one of my hips and I’m going through an antibiotic treatment so the medication I can take right now is limited just wondering if anybody has had anything over the counter help them. Thanks for any advice

@norakathryn I took glucosamine and chondroitin for a couple years but when looking for test results that measure improvement in the health of joints I came up short..
https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/glucosamine-and-chondroitin-for-osteoarthritis

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Here is one-person, anecdotal report. I have always wondered if it was helping. Then 4 months ago, I had to stop due to a different health issue. Since then my knees, wrists and shoulders are getting quite a bit worse. So in my case, I believe it was helpful.
Sue

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@ken82

@norakathryn I took glucosamine and chondroitin for a couple years but when looking for test results that measure improvement in the health of joints I came up short..
https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/glucosamine-and-chondroitin-for-osteoarthritis

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Thank you Dan. Did you notice anything physically better with your arthritis while you were taking those supplements?

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@norakathryn

Thank you Dan. Did you notice anything physically better with your arthritis while you were taking those supplements?

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No, I did not notice improvements but I looked if having x-rays would be required to measure joints etc.. I didn't find a study that stated positive results..

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@ken82

No, I did not notice improvements but I looked if having x-rays would be required to measure joints etc.. I didn't find a study that stated positive results..

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Thank you ! That’s a bummer Appreciate your responses

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@sueinmn

Here is one-person, anecdotal report. I have always wondered if it was helping. Then 4 months ago, I had to stop due to a different health issue. Since then my knees, wrists and shoulders are getting quite a bit worse. So in my case, I believe it was helpful.
Sue

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Sue- 1 person is all if takes! Thank you so much I’m gonna try it

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my dr recommended collagen over glucosamine . have yet to determine if it really works. anybody taking collagen? earlier i was recommended to take piascledine which is made from soya oil and avocado oil. it improved the tightness and discomfort on the joints of my fingers and toes after some time.

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@old
I have been taking collagen peptides for about a year and a half. I use LiveWell…grass fed beef based in a powder form …scoop in my coffee daily (online only straight from LiveWell). I also take tumeric in vitamin form. I really noticed in the last year that I have no joint pain at all. I used to have occasional right hip pain. I do walk daily and have gym classes but I personally thing the collagen has helped a lot. Plus it is beneficial for hair and nails besides bones. Inflammation is one of the causes for joint pain and that’s why it is important to watch what you eat and try to eat as much of an anti inflammatory diet as possible.

Glucosamine never did anything for me.

FL Mary

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