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Re: Vitamin B & RSD
Dec 12, 2003
Hi. I just wanted to welcome you to the board. This is a great place to come for support, for answers to your questions, and to vent should you need to get something off your chest.

I saw a show on a well known cable network that did an experiment to test the trueness of magnetic healing powers, and I'm sorry to say this, but they found it to be a bunch of hogwash. But I also know people who swear by them too.

I also found this next bit of info on a web site. I can't say which one, so i'll paste what it said:
What about vitamins for RSD? Vitamin B? Other supplements?

We haven't yet found anything on vitamin B and RSD. In prevention we have listed a study done on RSD patients with vitamin C but that's it. Even there, it is said that vitamins are not treatment. A balanced diet can always help and this should be very important to people with chronic conditions. However, a good meal and vitamins are no substitute for treatment.

There are a number of very healthy things and not just for RSD. Foods with natural anti-oxydants (scavenger treatment, vitamin C, vitamin E) are to be recommended. Things like: bananas, green tea, tomatoes, green vegetables, carrots. A daily dose of fiber is also important, exotic fruit (more about this on this site in future updates).
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You said you were just recently diagnosed. Does this mean that your symptoms have just started recently? (some people are misdiagnosed for years). If so, early, aggressive treatment is the best thing you can do to try to get this monster into remission.

Also, I don't know if anyone has ever told you this, but in case no-one has, NEVER put ice on your affected limb OR let anyone start an IV in it. These can cause flare-ups and possibly even spread.

I hope you have a pain tolerable weekend,
Cathy
Re: Vitamin B & RSD
Dec 12, 2003
[QUOTE=Horsie Nutt]Hi. I just wanted to welcome you to the board. This is a great place to come for support, for answers to your questions, and to vent should you need to get something off your chest.

I saw a show on a well known cable network that did an experiment to test the trueness of magnetic healing powers, and I'm sorry to say this, but they found it to be a bunch of hogwash. But I also know people who swear by them too.

I also found this next bit of info on a web site. I can't say which one, so i'll paste what it said:
What about vitamins for RSD? Vitamin B? Other supplements?

We haven't yet found anything on vitamin B and RSD. In prevention we have listed a study done on RSD patients with vitamin C but that's it. Even there, it is said that vitamins are not treatment. A balanced diet can always help and this should be very important to people with chronic conditions. However, a good meal and vitamins are no substitute for treatment.

There are a number of very healthy things and not just for RSD. Foods with natural anti-oxydants (scavenger treatment, vitamin C, vitamin E) are to be recommended. Things like: bananas, green tea, tomatoes, green vegetables, carrots. A daily dose of fiber is also important, exotic fruit (more about this on this site in future updates).
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You said you were just recently diagnosed. Does this mean that your symptoms have just started recently? (some people are misdiagnosed for years). If so, early, aggressive treatment is the best thing you can do to try to get this monster into remission.

Also, I don't know if anyone has ever told you this, but in case no-one has, NEVER put ice on your affected limb OR let anyone start an IV in it. These can cause flare-ups and possibly even spread.

I hope you have a pain tolerable weekend,
Cathy[/QUOTE]

Hi Cathy,
Thanks so much for the information. I've definately come to the right place. Sometimes you can feel so alone, even with family & friends support. My RSD symptoms have only started since September, so hopefully I may be able to get on top of it early. I have however, had a pinched cranial nerve for six years on my left side and have now had an accident with my right shouler and hand fracturing the hand and dislocating the shoulder, which has triggered the RSD on the right side. So it's a fighting battle for me at the moment. I'm just looking for anything and everything that may help. The thought of brain altering drugs really does frighten me a little though. But I'll just see how I go.
Keep Smiling
Pran :wave:





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