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I'm a patient of artistes and my knee pain killing me everyday, How to to get rid of this problem? thanks
@lioness Good idea as well! By the way, in one of the other discussions you mentioned a Ginger/Turmeric tea from Trader Joe's. I was by there yesterday and picked up a box. I certainly did sleep well after drinking it, perhaps coincidental, but I'll keep with it. It was interesting because it was the only item I got at Trader Joe's and the cashier who checked me out said that was his favorite tea – it has quite a reputation!
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@hopeful33250 yes it is good Another friend here I told her friend slept like a baby for 2nd night Its an anti-inflammatory with Tumeric and n nger is good for the stomach it acts like Tums glad you enjoyed it and good night sleep
Correction–name of soap is IRISH SPRING ORIGINAL and can be bought at grocery stores.
@ladybug o.k. Now I recognised the name Going to store will pick up 1 Thanks
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@hopeful33250 ,gardenjunkie. Ive had numerous stomach problems including an ulcer believe it or not drinking some 1/2@1/2 really helped before Id take an nsaid maybe this will help you if your tummy starts to hurt
The 1/2 and 1/2 is a good idea. I used to suffer from very painful heartburn and took Omeprazole daily and it would control it . After using it for years my family practice doctor said I should try to go off it and each time I did the symptoms reappeared. With all the news about the side effect of long term use of this drug I did give it up and started each day with a piece of string cheese with my tea. I also drink a cup of decaf after dinner, so that intake is on a full stomach. It seems coating our stomachs to block the acid it a big help. Haven't taken Omeprazole in over 6 months now and no issues.
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@gardeningjunkie thats what I found so even now when my stomach starts hurting I hit the 1/2@1/2
Hello @dementmt, I see that you recently joined Connect and would like to welcome you. I also have osteoarthritis in my knees. My right knee is worse with bone on bone and advanced degenerative arthritis. I cortisone shot worked for me for a short time until I knelt down on some concrete to fix something. Now I'm back with the knee pain. My orthopedic doctors at Mayo told me there is no guarantee that a knee replacement will get rid of the pain and may make it worse in some cases. They suggested physical therapy and range of motion exercises before I received the cortisone shot. While the physical therapy did help with the range of motion and helped with the joint stiffness, it didn't do much for the pain in the knee. I still do the exercises and stretches that I learned in physical therapy because it's important to build up the muscles and tendons that support the knee or it will get worse.
I'm planning to talk with the ortho doctors again to see what other options I have. I know their are gel or Synvisc shots for the knee to treat the pain but I'm not sure how long they last or if that should be tried next. Some people get temporary relief from the knee pain using over the counter topicals like BioFreeze and other similar products.
@dementmt have you discussed any treatments with your doctor or an orthopedic doctor?
@johnbishop Many many thanks for your advice an help.
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@lioness Actually Omeprazole uses for Acidic problem.I think that it not use for osteoarthritis.
@dementmt I was talking about before you take an nsaid ,if you have a tendency to have a stomach problem. like heartburn or sour stomach drink 1/2@1/2 or something to coat your stomach first . I had an ulcebut especially nsaids long ago and was on nexium for quiet awhile and have a tendency with to much acid so coating the stomach first helps before you take any meds
@lioness Oh I understand
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A little milk helps I have found helps when taking something on an empty stomach.
@edithmiller Even before I take any meds unless otherwise stated take on an empty stomach I take after I eat as I know how my stomach reacts if I take any meds on an empty stomach. usually milk of somekind I like 1/2@1/2 but any will do. thanks for you confirmation.
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@lioness, @edithmiller @gardeningjunkie
You have all offered some good suggestions, thanks so much! I purchased some "no sugar added" tapioca pudding and now take that with the NSAID at night.
I like the idea of pudding to get the NSAID down. However, the pudding needs some kind of sweetner. I always read to find out what is being used. I feel some of the sugar substitutes are worse than the sugar.
@edithmiller In the hospital we used applesauce to take meds
Now that sounds very good. Applesauce.
@edithmiller and its sugar free
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