... I had surgery in 3 months ago. I first went to my doctor 5 years ago because of pain in both thumbs. I started taking glucosamine pills in 2009 and the pain didn't really get to me until about a year ago. Early this year, I was diagnosed as stage 4 osteoarthritis. Did glucosamine help? ... (76 replies)
... There are patches such as glucosamine and cortisone. Those don't take away the fact that the joint has worn away enough to be bone on bone. Eventually a repair will have to be done. ... (76 replies)
... nk you kindly for your surgeon's name and words of encouragement. I will research Dr. Benson and continue to watch everyone's posts on this subject. I will try glucosamine to see if it works. ... (76 replies)
... Just wondering if anyone using Glucosamine has encountered high blood pressure because of it ? ... (1 replies)
... When I asked my doc he said I should give it three months... I'm on my third bottle now and I think it does help my knees. Between glucosamine and some extra anti-inflammatories my knees are far less painful than they were. The only icky thing is how huge the tablets are. It's like swallowing horse pills twice a day, and it doesn't get any easier with practice. I tried cutting... (4 replies)
... Do you take glucosamine and/or chondroitin for osteoarthritis? I have it in my knees, hips and the beginning stages in my lower back. I've been taking the stuff for three weeks and I can't decide if it's actually helping or not. Last week I thought it was, but this week my knees are aching abominably again. How long should I give the trial before I give up on it? (4 replies)
... I went to see a doctor about knee pain. He suggested that I take glucosamine chondroitin. Since I have an allergy to shellfish, is the glucosamine chondroitin made without shellfish as effective? ... (2 replies)
... Just asked an orthopedic surgeon that same question...he said not enough research to say at this time but some folks swear by it and realize that it was helping when they stop taking it (10 replies)
... I'm fairly sure I have read several stories in the news within the last year that say there is absolutely no proof that either glucosamine or chondroiton help arthritis sufferers. ... (10 replies)
Has anyone with Arthritis found (Glucosamine) to be helpful.
Is it better taken with (Chondroitin).
Solofelix. (10 replies)
... However, I read glucosamine together with chondroitin reduced pain in those with severe osteoarthritis, 70 over per cent vs 50 over percent in placebo. ... (2 replies)
... I know your post got cut short but let me share this with you. Many people swear by glucosamine and others like chondroitin and some like the 2 together but the studies show no improvement from glucosamine. ... (2 replies)
... I was told by a dietitian that Glucosamine(s) that contain fish oil increase (2 replies)
... I use a liquid glucosamine formula that has boswellin, bromelain, and yucca. It is called Synflex. ... (2 replies)
... By the way I have been taking this Glucosamine sulphate for quite some time now and there has been so far no allergic reaction. ... (9 replies)
... It's BLACKMORES vegetarian glucosamine. And it specifies on the container that as some people are allergic to shellfish and some are vegetarian, this product was made for such people. For your information this product is made in Australia.
Regards (9 replies)
... Thanks for your reply.
The package says:
Active ingredient per tablet
Glucosamine sulphate sodium chloride complex 1g(1000mg)
Equivalent to glucosamine sulfate 750 mg
No added yeast, gluten, wheat, milk derivatives, preservatives, artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners.
What do you think? (9 replies)
... Hi, glucosamine is a natural substance found in the shells of shellfish, animal bones and bone marrow. If you are allergic to shellfish you should not use this product. ... (9 replies)
... I don't know that glucosamine sulfate comes in any other form than as glucosamine sulfate so it may not matter. I am also allergic to it and just avoid it in any form. ... (9 replies)
... I was taking glucosamine sulphate and was itching all night long. Thinking I was allergic to shellfish, I stopped it and felt fine. Recently I started taking glucosamine sulphate that was derived from plants and I again developed the itchiness. Now I am thinking if it the sulphate that I am allergic to or glucosamine itself. ... (9 replies)