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Elizabeth, another thought for you

Posted by Racer on July 14, 1999, at 0:04:30

In reply to Re: chronic pain - Racer, posted by Elizabet on July 13, 1999, at 17:15:07

I take another supplement that you might consider. This is another "well, it helps the horses..." discovery I've made! Chondroitin Sulfate, and Glucosamine Sulfate. Together they work much better than alone. I know that the club stores out here, Cosco and Price club, sell the combination under the name Pain Free. It's not like a painkiller, which just kills pain, but more like an anti-depressant: you have to give them time. In this case, you'll have to take them religiously for about 30 days before they work, and you won't suddenly feel better. You may not even notice any improvement, but I can swear that when I stopped taking them for a while, because I didn't notice a change, I could tell there was a difference as soon as it got really bad again. The results are pretty subtle, and it's one of those gradual things that you really may not notice.

The theory behind these drugs, as I understand it, is that the Chondroitin Sulfate improves the viscosity of the synovial fluid while the Glucosamine improves the health of the cartilidge. Something like that, anyway. Since your spine is made up of joints, even if you don't think of them that way, it may very well help your discomfort.

And may all those doctors who say it's 'all in our heads' experience gout every Monday morning for the rest of their lives! (Seems only fair, after all...)




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