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Thu, Sep 19 7:30pm · CBD Oil in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Yes, I had a reverse shoulder replacement and my surgeon suggested I continue using CBD after the surgery. It helps relax your muscles to some degree and usually helps me sleep better. However, it is not regulated and one never truly knows if you are getting the dosage on the label. I noticed I had to keep increasing the amount I use, but I don’t know if it was because it was weaker than advertised or if it was performing like opioids in that more is needed as time goes by! While it is helpful yet expensive try to order from a reliable source. I find the best prices through Groupon, yet is it the actual stated strength? Yet when I first began using it, I purchased from a local store thinking it might be more reliable yet it also seemed to differ from the stated strength! Just beware and tests different sources until you feel there is consistency in the strength!

Thu, Aug 15 10:27am · scarring after cataract surgery in Eye Conditions

What is YAG, cataract sx, & PCO sx? Could you please list at least once in the articles you write, the meaning of these acronyms? Otherwise many have no clue as to what you are talking about!

Thu, Aug 1 12:21am · Reverse shoulder replacement in Joint Replacements

I had reverse shoulder replacement on my non-dominant arm six weeks ago. I also have several rotator tears in my other shoulder. I have needed help since the surgery and will need help until my muscles become stronger. I wanted to go to rehab but medicare insurance will not pay for it, God help us if medicare for all is passed. I had to rely on my 92 year old father for help who is use to me being his caregiver and my 88year old spouse who continues to work and is use to me waiting on him when he gets home each evening! It has been quite stressful as they are not very attentive, yet I am very grateful for their attempts and the help I did get. You will definitely need help since one cannot drive for six weeks, unless you can get delivery service for your groceries and pharmacy, as well as transportation for follow-up doctors appointments. It was difficult opening jars, food packs,& etc for the first 4-5 weeks or more. If you have no family to help, maybe some people from your church could help. I plan to drive to PT tomorrow, this will be my first attempt since the surgery as my husband has been my driver up to date. I do hope this has not discouraged you from having the surgery as I believe the end results will be much better than the pain I was having prior to the surgery!

Mon, Jul 15 3:33pm · Osteoporosis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Does anyone have info on a product called AlgeCal when taken with another supplement the company makes is suppose to both build bone and sustain the bone you have?

Fri, Jul 12 11:24am · Any bad side effects to Metformin 500 twice a day? in Diabetes/Endocrine System

The podiatrist told my husband that his long term use of the diabetes drug, metformin may be the cause of his foot neuropathy due to the drug depleting three vitamins. Have any of you heard this before?

Sep 4, 2012 · Mayo Clinic's Fibromyalgia Clinic in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I used that med for quite a long time. You end up needing higher and higher strengths of it. It is one of the most effective drugs for pain, however it is one of the MOST ADDICTIVE or one in which your body becomes most dependent on. After so long of taking it I began to have memory problems, no incentive for a “normal” life, and became even more depressed than when the pain was worse without the drug. I no longer take any narcotic drugs. After being off the drugs for over a year I participated in Mayo Clinic/Florida’s Pain Rehab Program hoping to learn skills to tolerate the pain. This HELPED!!! The pain does not stop but you learn coping skills. ATTITUDE IS IMPORTANT- you must really want to be able to cope and realize the drugs are just a band-aide and in many ways end up making the pain worse & certainly the situation worse. I didn’t think so early on in taking the meds, I just wanted relief from the pain but I finally learned what harm the meds were doing. It is well worth going to a cognitive behavior program- it WILL HELP IF and ONLY IF YOU LET IT!!! ONE MUST BE DETERMINED TO BE BETTER!!!!!
Many blessings wished for those in pain, God is able to comfort and heal you!