What Are You Old Coots Taking For Arthritis?

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  1. TC6969

    TC6969 Friend of Leo's

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    I've been taking 500m Naproxen for 20 years, but its not cutting it these days.

    I didn't get a chance to ask my doctor before he quit the practice and his partner suggested I soak my hands in warm water. [​IMG]

    Whats the latest/greatest in the old stiff fingers world?
     
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    I can’t tell you what to step up to for pain relief, but I take turmeric curcumin twice a day to minimize inflammation in my hip/knee. It seems to help a little. Less inflammation equals less pain in the first place. I also think I get less inflammation when I eat better. YMMV.
     
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    2 aspirin and 2 ibuprofen.
     
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    Well, since I had to go to physical therapy last year the first thing they did was put my hands in dry heat. It was a heated dryer type of oven with shredded corn husks blowing against my hands. It works. So, heat helps.
     
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    Ibuprofen seems best for me .
     
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    Drastically reducing sugar intake reduces inflammation.
     
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    I have arthritis in both knees and post surgery carpal tunnel and tendonitis in both arms I have use Ibuprofen for 20 years
     
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    Celebrex for my osteo arthritis and Stelara for my psoriatic arthritis. Getting old is a real hoot.
     
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    Ibuprofen for pain. For RA I'm taking Sulfasalazine.... mostly to avoid further damage.
    Worst pain in laying in bed in the am. Go figure.
    I'm a warm bath addict. i read a book in there damn near every evening.
     
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    Look into taking fish oil supplements.

    Specifically Fish oil with high amounts of Eicosapentaenoic Acid, (EPA)

    EPA is a natural anti-inflammatory but you have to take large amounts daily.

    I take 3600 mg a day.
    1200 mg 3 times a day at each meal, and could stand to take more.
    As it is, this amount keeps me "oiled up" well enough.
    If I don't take it, I get a lot of arthritic pain and stiffness.
    Joints, esp fingers, get swollen and sore.

    It's ok if the fish oil you find also has DHA.
     
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    If you find something, let me know. Like you I have been taking Naproxen. I have some stronger stuff but only take on really bad days. Don't want to take anything stronger unless absolutely needed, and not daily.

    A guy that worked with my wife had it really bad. Last I knew he ate hydrocodone like candy, and worked 2 jobs. heck we often wondered how he functioned.

    Good Luck.

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    Exercise. Sunshine. Celecoxib 200mg in AM. Meloxicam 15mg the night before repetitious or particularly strenuous activities (I rarely take this, usually just gut it out). Glucosamine Chondroitin supplement AM and PM.
     
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    I take this from time to time when I have pain and inflammation in my hip. It was damaged in a car accident about 10 years ago. Other than that, I'm doing OK so far as arthritic issues go.
     
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    I took two fish oil capsules/day for my damaged knee for years, and it worked very, very well. Excellent recommendation, and I second it, but when arthritis progresses past a certain point it doesn't do the job. I think if naproxen is failing, he's probably beyond that point.
     
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    Off label use of prednisone worked wonders until it made my cataracts worse. 15mg Meloxicam at night is all my stomach can tolerate. I can’t tell if glucosamine and chondrites does anything. Rubbing Voltaren gel into my left hand 30 minutes before I start playing let’s me play an hour before I have to stop. I’m trying one thing at a time now. 4 week’s later, a gluten free diet helps a little. I’ve added turmeric. I read that black pepper increases its bioavailability. This is like my battle with tinnitus. It took a while to find a combination of organic ginkgo biloba and Ubiquinol QH that provides consistent relief. Getting old sucks but not getting old sucks worse.
     
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