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Mon, Feb 4 12:53pm · shingles and neuropathic pain in Bones, Joints & Muscles

@gmaw4: Agree, very hard to find someone in a similar condition. The one with the Shingles is my daughter. She got them at 21, now 34. The pharmacist couldn't believe it and asked to see the rash that spread around her thoracic back area, before he would fill anything. She has been through much of what you have been through.

She actually had cardiac ablations for Wolfe White Parkinson's Disease.

She is married, and her husband couldn't afford any kind of extra expense related to stem cell therapy….I pay for all her asthma and pain medications as it is. She does use marijuana in the AM, and then the Oxy compound her pain management Dr. has made in Mass. and mailed to her in the evening.

She teaches Yoga, and that helps her pain somewhat. Nice, only in a symbiotic way, to know there is someone else in the same boat. I pray you find some relief.

Sun, Feb 3 7:16am · CBD Oil in Bones, Joints & Muscles

My experience is that there is a variety of pricing and quality out there. This is who I use:

Lazarus Naturals is a highly reputable seller of CBD hemp oil products based in Portland, Oregon. Their regular and high-potency tinctures are a whole-plant hemp extract and contain a full spectrum of naturally-occurring cannabinoids and terpenes. Their “flavorless”, “wintermint” and “tropical breeze” tinctures are made from isolate so have 0% THC.

They use kosher ethanol instead of unhealthy solvents to remove CBD from the plant material. And they dilute their CBD extract with their proprietary blend of hemp oil, MCT oil and avocado oil to allow for easier absorption by the body.

Lazarus Naturals’ prices are the lowest in the industry. Their objective as a company is to “provide CBD at an affordable price so that someone who is working a minimum wage job can afford to take it on a daily basis without breaking the bank.” And their prices certainly reflect that objective.

They also have the best CBD assistance program in the industry. Veterans, those on disability and low-income individuals can apply for their assistance program that offers a 60% discount.

Popular products: Full spectrum and isolate CBD oil drops, capsules, topicals and more
Source of hemp: Non-GMO farms in Europe and Colorado
Extraction method: Kosher ethanol
Tincture carrier oil: Fractionated coconut oil; also hemp seed oil in full spectrum
Prices: Low (as low as $0.05 per mg of CBD)
Shipping cost: Free shipping on U.S. orders over $50
Countries served: All 50 U.S. states and internationally (except Canada, UK and Australia)

Tue, Jan 29 10:59am · OsteoStrong in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Has anyone had experience with OsteoStrong? It suggests you will get a large increase in bone density while using their facility 10 minutes per WEEK. Somewhat pricey at $99 and up per month, but am curious if anyone who is NOT a franchisee, has experienced this program?

Tue, Jan 15 8:11am · shingles and neuropathic pain in Bones, Joints & Muscles

@ethanmcconkey: yes, the pain medication helps. It is just costing me my health, since I cannot afford my asthma medication, so I take over the counter ephedrine, that is not helpful for my Coronary Artery Disease. Sigh…there are no solutions….just venting here I guess. I sometimes hope I go into heart failure, o it will all be over. That is NOT a statement of a plan to end my life; just a thought that it would sure be easier.

Tue, Jan 15 7:52am · Prolia treatment for osteoporosis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

@swim4ever: From what I understand, getting off Prolia is not that easy without risk. I would consult your physician, or find one who understands your isssues. Despite all our suggestions here, few if any of us are doctors, and so take the advice with caution.

Mon, Jan 14 4:35pm · shingles and neuropathic pain in Bones, Joints & Muscles

@lisalucier: Actually pretty well. She got several certifications in Yoga training and now teaches and works at her Yoga studio. I guess it is MY mental health that suffers. I take ephedrine instead of the inhalers since it is so much cheaper and over the counter. Having heart valve issues, and cardiac artery disease, I worry about just blowing out my heart some day from the ephedrine. Knowing it is used to make meth, I wonder how ANYONE could like that feeling???

Mon, Jan 14 8:12am · Prolia treatment for osteoporosis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

@twocents: Correct. That is why I walk, and do not use the bicycle, or any other machine at my gym other than walking. Of course I do weights also, especially for my legs. I also find that most pools, other than outdoor pools, smell strongly like the chemicals they put in the pool. Having had several outdoor pools, I know not only chlorine is added, but also muriatic acid, that can cause damage your eyes, nose, throat and lungs if fumes are inhaled. Already having asthma, I prefer to be in an environment that does not risk breathing potentially toxic fumes. My "bronchials" get tight any time I walk into a enclosed pool.