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Curious About The benifits Of Coconut Oil

Duvie
  • By Duvie · New reply 11:27 pm
  • Journal · 323 replies
  • This past week I've been hearing about coconut nut oil having a lot of great benefits on the body. Can anyone say for sure that coconut oil actually is working for some patients? Thanks for any responses ...

bursitis

el3
  • By el3 · Posted 10:58 pm
  • Discussion in Living with osteoarthritis · 0 replies
  • I have painful bursitis along with hip osteo. does anyone know how to ease this pain (non narcotic ...

bursitis

el3
  • By el3 · Posted 10:58 pm
  • Discussion in Living with osteoarthritis · 0 replies
  • I have painful bursitis along with hip osteo. does anyone know how to ease this pain (non narcotic ...

Elbow arthroscopy

farmgirl57
  • By farmgirl57 · New reply 10:50 pm
  • Discussion in Living with rheumatoid arthritis · 1 reply
  • I have to see an orthopedic doctor next Tuesday. My rheumatologist took X-rays of my elbow and it showed that I had "loose bodies" in the joint. Worried about complications. I read about possible damage ...

Bionic NOW, Baby!

Rocket88
  • By Rocket88 · New reply 4:48 pm
  • Journal · 1 reply
  • *This post was written on February 24th, 2014.* I had a TKR (total knee replacement) on my right knee, 2/10/14. On 11/18/13, I had a TKR done on my left knee. I jokingly consider myself "bionic" now ...

Has anyone had a ream and run?

amiliak74
  • By amiliak74 · New reply 4:32 pm
  • Discussion in Living with osteoarthritis · 4 replies
  • Hello all, I just had a follow up appointment with my OS following a shoulder scope and debridemnt. He took me through all the imaging and the news was a bit grim. I have grade 3 chondropathy of both ...

Just a little update...

Rocket88
  • By Rocket88 · New reply 3:26 pm
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • Wow, has it really been 2.5 months since I had that TKR (Total Knee Replacement) done on my right knee? I feel great! I weaned myself off of pain meds faster this time (compared to when I had the TKR ...

Meloxicam & Zyflamed

spiralman
  • By spiralman · New reply 12:34 am
  • Discussion in Medications and therapies · 6 replies
  • I have severe cervicogenic headaches, and neck pain due to stenosis and bulging discs in c-2 through c-7. Yes, it was probably football 40 years ago, and two car accidents. I have been taking 15 mg of ...

LOW ESTROGEN AND HIGH TESTOSTERONE IN A FEMALE

FernM
  • By FernM · New reply yesterday at 9:21 pm
  • Journal · 12 replies
  • Hi; What is the best and safest way to balance your hormones. I dropped the Dr I was going to not long after he diagnosed that my estrogen was low and the testosterone was high. My old Dr when I mentioned ...

Boost VHC Drink - 530 Calories

Duvie
  • By Duvie · New reply yesterday at 4:16 pm
  • Journal · 72 replies
  • Thanks to a lovely lady battling ALS, I have found out about this new Boost high- calorie drink to pass on to those struggling to maintain or to gain weight. Check it out online. Take special notice to ...

Pain is back

aprilsmith63
  • By aprilsmith63 · New reply yesterday at 2:40 pm
  • Journal · 20 replies
  • These past few weeks have been rough mentally and physically. I am healing well from discectomy and my youngest daughter is taking steps to renew her life. I pray for the courts to be gentle on her. I ...

Supplements to help with hair & nail problems

FernM
  • By FernM · New reply April 21, 2014
  • Journal · 28 replies
  • HI; My hair is getting very thin & breaks easy and also have problem with my nails. Has anyone found a supplement that has helped with this problem? I have tried a few with no results. Thanks ...

In pain and I need HELP

monalisa2733
  • By monalisa2733 · New reply April 21, 2014
  • Discussion in Living with rheumatoid arthritis · 1 reply
  • Well I knew one day this would probably be diagnosed with arthritis, and that day came in Feb 2014--my mother had rheumatoid arthritis and was disabled at a young age. I am 38 years old and my body feels ...

my shoilder replacent

GunGuy
  • By GunGuy · New reply April 21, 2014
  • Journal · 26 replies
  • I had my total replacement on april 1st. I'll try to keep a running jornall as I progress along ...

Newly diagnosed with RA

Lmh2575
  • By Lmh2575 · New reply April 21, 2014
  • Discussion in Living with rheumatoid arthritis · 2 replies
  • On a Friday near the end of January 2014 I noticed both ankles were hurting at the top of my foot, didnt think anything of it. Saturday in wake up and the ankles still hurt but now both wrists do as well ...

Decided to post my entire story (mostly)

kdg1213
  • By kdg1213 · New reply April 21, 2014
  • Journal · 27 replies
  • I am a 23 year old girl who was overweight for most of her life. I lost a bunch of weight in an unhealthy way back in 2009. Then I decided to get healthy. In January of 2011 I started to develop a problem ...

yay

kdg1213
  • By kdg1213 · New reply April 20, 2014
  • Journal · 18 replies
  • Today was the firs time I really tested my heart since all these surgeries began, and I feel GREAT! I am so proud or myself ...

Humira stopped working, another drug?

leeloo38
  • By leeloo38 · Posted April 20, 2014
  • Discussion in Living with rheumatoid arthritis · 0 replies
  • My husband has ankylosing-spondylitis arthritis and ulcerative colitis. He took Humira for about 6 months and it worked wonders for his back and hips then it just stopped working. After 2 months of that ...

Back Pain Emergency

Lucy_X_Yyvan
  • By Lucy_X_Yyvan · New reply April 19, 2014
  • Journal · 32 replies
  • How do you guys deal with the back pain the comes along with the winter cold? My entire back is inflamed and stiff, and it hurts to move or breathe, really. The pain is becoming unbearable, and I can't ...

bliateral knee replacement 9 wks ago

bilatknees
  • By bilatknees · New reply April 15, 2014
  • Discussion in Experiences with healthcare professionals · 5 replies
  • I am 9 wk post bilateral knee replacement and have concerns w/ my surgeon. Fortunately I am doing well: very stiff, pain and only sleep in about 2 1/2 hr blocks. PT says I am way ahead of the game I have ...

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