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Glycosamine for arthritis?(7 posts)

Glycosamine for arthritis?IAM
Dec 23, 2001 8:40 PM
I had a knee operation about 20 years ago and now have arthritis in it. It doesn't bother me all the time but when it does it's a real bitch. Anyway a guy at work mentioned an herbal remedy called glycosamine(I think) and I was wondering if anyone has any first hand experience or opinions on it?
Thanks for your help
re: Glycosamine for arthritis?LLSmith
Dec 24, 2001 3:21 AM
I have been taking it for about 75 days. It's hard to say if it is helping with all of my various pains.I have mostly been sitting on my big lazy butt all of this time.I don't expect it to improve my aches and pains until I get up and do some work.Many people say it improves their quality of life. My moms(she is 73) doctor suggested she take it for her arthritis.I plan on taking it for at least 6 months before I make a decision on its benefits for me.
When joined with Ester CMcAndrus
Dec 24, 2001 6:40 AM
There was an interesting discussion of Vitamin C for joint pain a few days ago. One mention was of combining Ester C and Glycosamine.

scottfree "Vitamin C" 12/6/01 8:43am
Consider yourself lucky!BigLeadOutGuy
Dec 24, 2001 8:15 AM
Glucosamine is supposed to help support the cartillage in your joint...I think an effective combo shark cartillage and glucosamine will work more effectively...or the shark cartillage take on its own...try them both...there are no ill side effects from either. Try the glucosamine for awhile if that doesnt help try the shark cartillage. I must say consider yourself had an operation 20 years ago and the arthritis is just starting to set it... I am 26 tore my ACL twice in my right knee and an MCL in my left knee...and they always hurt...I dont even wanna know how i am going to feel 20 yrs from now. Im going to be a bag of bones =(
well good luck with the knee and have a happy holiday =)
Glucosamine + chondroitonSpinchick
Dec 24, 2001 9:25 AM
I took it toward the end of the summer when I started having bursitis and PFS pain. I don't know if it was the herbal remedy or laying off the hills that helped. I swear I've noticed a difference in my pooch though. Started giving it to my 10 1/2 year old Lab. when I noticed she was having a hard time getting around. She seems to move around much more easily now. She's been on it for about 6 months. I stopped taking it when I learned I was pregnant since there really haven't been any studies done on it's effects.
Dec 24, 2001 11:35 PM
I've heard a claim that if you wash your hands/rest of your body in hot water fairly often, it is going to have a negative effect on your joints. Is that true?


Woof the dog.
Dunno about that, but...4bykn
Dec 25, 2001 7:21 AM
I know that after riding in cold rain my joints (left hip specifically) can really ache. A long hot shower seems to help.