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  #1  
January 31st, 2009, 10:10 AM
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I mentioned before about the problem with my joints, years ago i was told it was just a mild form of athritis given pain killers and that was it. Well finally today I got to see a specialist! I have got ositoarthritis, which is very uncommon for some one my age, and I have got to have some X-rays but there is still nothing really that can be done. I can't find any information on the internet for some one my age which is really getting to me!

In the past few weeks it has gone from just "knee" problems to being in my ankles and hands (making it hard to type, wash up and even use a knife and fork some times!) But eveything on the internet is all aimed at old people who don't have two year old children to look after!

I know it could have been a lot worse, but I really thought today was going to be a turning point, find out what was really wrong and maybe start treatment or some thing I am sorry girls, I just don't know what i am feeling right now! I want to be happy it's nothing worse but I just can't help thinking what it is going to be like in the future.

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January 31st, 2009, 10:13 AM
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Hugs sweetie...Im glad you got a diagnosis but sorry that you couldnt get more information. Try not to worry about the future and take each day as it comes...hard I know. Are there no forums where you can chat to other people with ositoarthritis? It might be good to talk to other people in the same situation
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January 31st, 2009, 11:01 AM
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January 31st, 2009, 11:04 AM
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January 31st, 2009, 11:06 AM
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((((huggles)))) Just throwing out an idea - you should maybe look into accupuncture? I was given it as treatment when I hurt my neck/shoulder with whiplash.
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January 31st, 2009, 11:57 AM
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Oh Vicks, i'm sorry there's nothing they can do hun
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January 31st, 2009, 12:29 PM
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Oh I am sorry to hear your news and your frustrations with being unable to find any help online. I couldn't find anything on ositoarthritis but I did find this on Osteoarthritis??????

Nutrition Facts & Diet Advice for Osteoarthritis

Consider the following nutrition guidelines:

Eat plenty of sulphur containing foods, such as garlic and onion, and eggs. Sulphur is needed for the repair and rebuilding of bone, cartilage and connective tissue, and aids in the absorption of calcium.

Eat plenty of green leafy vegetables, and vegetables of every colour, non-acidic fresh fruit.

Eat whole grains (except wheat) such as spelt, kamut, millet and brown rice.

Eat oily fish, such as mackerel, herring, sardine, pilchard (avoid the tomato sauce in the tins of fish).

Eat fresh (not dried or tinned) pineapple when available as the enzyme Bromelain found in pineapple will help reduce inflammation.

Take a tablespoon of linseeds with a couple of glasses of room temperature water every day.

Apple cider vinegar is very good for people with arthritis.

Reduce saturated fat from animals in your diet and avoid fried foods.

Avoid all milk and other dairy produce. You may be alright with goats or sheeps yoghurt.

Avoid red meat.

Avoid the nightshade family of vegetables (peppers, aubergine or eggplant, tomatoes and white potatoes – also tobacco). The solanine found in these foods can cause pain in the muscles to susceptible people.

Avoid table salt (sodium chloride) but include the natural sodium found in foods such as celery – this is needed to keep calcium in solution and not sit on top of your joints.

Get your iron from food, but ensure your multimineral supplements does not contain extra iron (unless your Doctor tells you you’re anaemic) – there is some evidence iron may be involved in pain, swelling and joint destruction. You do need some iron though, so eat broccoli, blackstrap molasses, beetroot, peas.

Check for food allergies and intolerances with a nutritional consultant or allergy specialist, and, especially if you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, have a test done via a nutritionist to check whether you have a ‘leaky gut’ – you almost certainly have!

NSAIDs, among other things, cause ‘leaky gut’. This can usually be healed with the help of a nutrition consultant.

Also have a hair mineral analysis via a nutrition consultant.

Get tested for chlamydia organism which has been linked to some cases of arthritis.

Check silicone breast implants.

If you are overweight, lose the excess


and also recommended supplements:

Essential:

1 - 4 Higher Nature MSM Glucosamine

Vitamin C 1000mg three times a day Higher Nature)

1 x Advanced Antioxidant Formula (from Solgar)

1 x Vitamin B Complex (Biocare)

1 x Magnesium Pantothenate (from BioCare) (helps Adrenal Glands make anti-inflammatory cortisone hormones)

3 x True Food Calcium and Magnesium Complex (Higher Nature)

3mg Boron daily (Solgar)

4 or more capsules or dessert spoon of oil Omega 3 and 6 Essential Balance. (Higher Nature). ‘Omega Nutrition’ oils are certified organic and are cold processed in the dark, without exposure to oxygen, and packaged in specially researched photon-free tubes for the ultimate protection that even dark glass cannot give. Delicious, rich in omega 3 and omega 6 essential fatty acids, and essential to health.

Also try any of the following:

MSM Glucosamine Joint Complex

Superoxide Dismutase

Silica

Organic Sulphur MSM

Digestive enzymes (e.g. Polyzyme Forte from BioCare)

Germanium

DL-Phenylalanine for pain relief (Caution: do not take if pregnant or breastfeeding, diabetic, have high blood pressure, taking anti-depressants or suffer from panic attacks, or have PKU)

Shark cartilage

Cat’s claw

Ginger

Feverfew

Cayenne pepper

Celery seed

Devil’s claw

Nettle

Parsley tea

Burdock root
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January 31st, 2009, 12:41 PM
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Cleo thank you!!! Yes I know my spelling is terrible

I am starting a diet anyway and going to go on a complete health binge to try and eat as healthy as possible lol! This info has really helped.

Sorry about the moan girls! and thank you for all the cuddles
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January 31st, 2009, 12:45 PM
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No sorries required. Huggles are always available though
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January 31st, 2009, 12:50 PM
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I wasn't entirely sure whether it was not a case of being the wrong spelling but rather something different than what I thought you were diagnosed with. (hope that makes sense) but anyway I am glad that I found some helpful info for you. x x
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January 31st, 2009, 01:13 PM
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Yeh my terrible spelling lol!

Thank you so much girls
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January 31st, 2009, 01:43 PM
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January 31st, 2009, 01:47 PM
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January 31st, 2009, 02:42 PM
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*HUGS* Vikki xxxxxxx
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January 31st, 2009, 04:44 PM
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January 31st, 2009, 11:43 PM
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big hugs!!!

Id start taking Glucosamine Vikki, my bro is on it and swears by it
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February 1st, 2009, 02:20 AM
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February 1st, 2009, 04:32 AM
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Hope that you're able to find something to help with the symptoms.
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February 1st, 2009, 07:22 AM
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Vikki, I really hope you can find something that will help with the symptoms.
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