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For some time now shifts in weather have been accompanied by moderate to crippling pain. It's getting old now. The simple stretches that used to help me are doing so less and less.

Is the pain in ones joints or muscles?

Have you tried Glucosamine Sulphate 1500mgs for your joints. It helped me with some of my knee issues.

see:- http://altmedicine.a...Glucosamine.htm

If it is more the muscles then have you tried fish oil?

see:- http://altmedicine.a.../rheumatoid.htm

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Many things are put down to age as if they have no answer. It usually means the medical team need a bit more pestering.

A consultant doctor I know used to tell a joke to his understudies.

A lady went to the doctor and said I have pain in my right knee.

The doctor said "it is your age"

The lady said "How can it be. My left knee is just as old and I do not have pain in that".

The moral of the story is that they should not be so dismissive of people.

You will be in my prayers my friend.

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Is the pain in ones joints or muscles?

Have you tried Glucosamine Sulphate 1500mgs for your joints. It helped me with some of my knee issues.

see:- http://altmedicine.a...Glucosamine.htm

If it is more the muscles then have you tried fish oil?

see:- http://altmedicine.a.../rheumatoid.htm

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Many things are put down to age as if they have no answer. It usually means the medical team need a bit more pestering.

A consultant doctor I know used to tell a joke to his understudies.

A lady went to the doctor and said I have pain in my right knee.

The doctor said "it is your age"

The lady said "How can it be. My left knee is just as old and I do not have pain in that".

The moral of the story is that they should not be so dismissive of people.

You will be in my prayers my friend.

I think it's mostly my joints but the pain causes other muscles to tense up. On the bad days medicines haven't been working anymore. I've started taking fish oil last week, I think it's too soon to judge the effect. I'll look into the glucosamine, I've not heard of it before.

I've had temporomandibular joint disorder since I was a teenager - which is fancy doctor speak for something wrong with my jaw. Doctors have only very recently, within the past 5 years, started to acknowledge and do studies on weather triggered pain. Prior to this patient complaints have been concidered largely anecdotal rather than diagnostic; which has sucked. Since the pain has been getting worse I've been keeping a pain diary to take to my doctor so that there will be a record of frequency and severity that can be correlated to weather patterns. Recently I've been able to find more research and theories regarding weather related migraines. This leads me to believe that this is becoming less of a fringe problem and more people must be coming forward with weather related complaints.

I currently have some very strong addictive pain killers which I have only been in enough pain to take twice - both times they just took the edge off. Not that I really want to be dependent on drugs anyway.

Often the pressure will build and build and build - then flash, thunder, downpour - instant relief coupled with a few seconds of vertigo - then my stretches work again and things snap back into place with a blessed crack and pop and I can be pain free until the next time. I'm sure there have been times and cultures where sensing weather changes in such a manner might have been beneficial - but not this one! Tonight is shaping up to be an unpleasant evening unless *fingers crossed* we get more rain.

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I think it's mostly my joints but the pain causes other muscles to tense up. On the bad days medicines haven't been working anymore. I've started taking fish oil last week, I think it's too soon to judge the effect. I'll look into the glucosamine, I've not heard of it before.

I've had temporomandibular joint disorder since I was a teenager - which is fancy doctor speak for something wrong with my jaw. Doctors have only very recently, within the past 5 years, started to acknowledge and do studies on weather triggered pain. Prior to this patient complaints have been concidered largely anecdotal rather than diagnostic; which has sucked. Since the pain has been getting worse I've been keeping a pain diary to take to my doctor so that there will be a record of frequency and severity that can be correlated to weather patterns. Recently I've been able to find more research and theories regarding weather related migraines. This leads me to believe that this is becoming less of a fringe problem and more people must be coming forward with weather related complaints.

I currently have some very strong addictive pain killers which I have only been in enough pain to take twice - both times they just took the edge off. Not that I really want to be dependent on drugs anyway.

Often the pressure will build and build and build - then flash, thunder, downpour - instant relief coupled with a few seconds of vertigo - then my stretches work again and things snap back into place with a blessed crack and pop and I can be pain free until the next time. I'm sure there have been times and cultures where sensing weather changes in such a manner might have been beneficial - but not this one! Tonight is shaping up to be an unpleasant evening unless *fingers crossed* we get more rain.

The usual cause of pain at the change of the weather is down to inflammation (which aspirin has an affect as its an anti-inflammatory drug) and things like glocosamine and fish oils are thought helpful in this area.

If one has a swelling, it is noticed that it can get more painful when hot and sometimes cold (just like the weather), and often the answer is to give the swelling the opposite to what triggers it. Hot water bottles for heat and a bag of frozen peas does well for cold.

Also you are right in what you say about migraine and the weather. I get it without the headaches, usually when I am tired and feeling stressed. It can be triggered by differing things for differing people. My Father used to have to avoid cheese as this usually triggered his migraine (unfortunately he did get the headaches)..

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I think it's mostly my joints but the pain causes other muscles to tense up. On the bad days medicines haven't been working anymore. I've started taking fish oil last week, I think it's too soon to judge the effect. I'll look into the glucosamine, I've not heard of it before.

I've had temporomandibular joint disorder since I was a teenager - which is fancy doctor speak for something wrong with my jaw. Doctors have only very recently, within the past 5 years, started to acknowledge and do studies on weather triggered pain. Prior to this patient complaints have been concidered largely anecdotal rather than diagnostic; which has sucked. Since the pain has been getting worse I've been keeping a pain diary to take to my doctor so that there will be a record of frequency and severity that can be correlated to weather patterns. Recently I've been able to find more research and theories regarding weather related migraines. This leads me to believe that this is becoming less of a fringe problem and more people must be coming forward with weather related complaints.

I currently have some very strong addictive pain killers which I have only been in enough pain to take twice - both times they just took the edge off. Not that I really want to be dependent on drugs anyway.

Often the pressure will build and build and build - then flash, thunder, downpour - instant relief coupled with a few seconds of vertigo - then my stretches work again and things snap back into place with a blessed crack and pop and I can be pain free until the next time. I'm sure there have been times and cultures where sensing weather changes in such a manner might have been beneficial - but not this one! Tonight is shaping up to be an unpleasant evening unless *fingers crossed* we get more rain.

I'm not even gonna say anything..... An Odd Cure....

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I've got a mid-thoracic injury that does the same thing. I never tried Glucosamine/Chondroitin, but it seemed to work really well for our dog during his last few years. The odd cure works well for the inflammation, but does little for the deep joint/nerve pain. There's a lot to be said for the power of touch and positive thinking. I found it helps to have something pleasurable on which to focus the mind when things get really bad. We can achieve an often surprising degree of control over our brain's ability to guide chemical production, and it beats the zombification that tags along with opiates. Sorry you're hurting. {hugs} :)

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I think it's mostly my joints but the pain causes other muscles to tense up. On the bad days medicines haven't been working anymore. I've started taking fish oil last week, I think it's too soon to judge the effect. I'll look into the glucosamine, I've not heard of it before.

I've had temporomandibular joint disorder since I was a teenager - which is fancy doctor speak for something wrong with my jaw. Doctors have only very recently, within the past 5 years, started to acknowledge and do studies on weather triggered pain. Prior to this patient complaints have been concidered largely anecdotal rather than diagnostic; which has sucked. Since the pain has been getting worse I've been keeping a pain diary to take to my doctor so that there will be a record of frequency and severity that can be correlated to weather patterns. Recently I've been able to find more research and theories regarding weather related migraines. This leads me to believe that this is becoming less of a fringe problem and more people must be coming forward with weather related complaints.

I currently have some very strong addictive pain killers which I have only been in enough pain to take twice - both times they just took the edge off. Not that I really want to be dependent on drugs anyway.

Often the pressure will build and build and build - then flash, thunder, downpour - instant relief coupled with a few seconds of vertigo - then my stretches work again and things snap back into place with a blessed crack and pop and I can be pain free until the next time. I'm sure there have been times and cultures where sensing weather changes in such a manner might have been beneficial - but not this one! Tonight is shaping up to be an unpleasant evening unless *fingers crossed* we get more rain.

I would like to add a few thoughts now.... had to make my suggestion about hemp oil first....

I am 6'7"... I have had occasion to be concerned about joint function... I grew 2-1/2" in one school year as a young adult... the cartilage in my hips and knees was rather abused from lots of rough use... The glucosamine chondroitin ( check that for spelling - feeling lazy ) was truly a boon... it has performed what feels like a miracle...

I also have a condition which causes much difficulty through inflammation... when i was in a state which allowed medical marijuana, it's benefits to me were clear and undeniable... now i must use aspirin...

beware of the side effects of aspirin.... It is terribly hard on the teeth, if you must use it frequently spend much attention to cleansing the teeth. Pay attention to injuries when taking aspirin... a nose bleed led to a transfusion for me... also, aspirin has led to an ulcer or two....

now, specifically, TMJ - my sister, who recently joined the forum, had a severe problem with TMJ.... her jaw would actually get locked open.... and even when it didn't, she suffered pain from it... several years ago she found a doctor in virginia beach who offered an outpatient surgery to fix it.... she has had no problems in the years since the surgery.... i don't know how similar your condition is to what hers was, however hopefully you will find relief....

Ever considered energy medicine? I'll offer you distance reiki.... :D ... I'm a reiki practioner of the Usui Shiki Ryoho lineage...

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I would like to add a few thoughts now.... had to make my suggestion about hemp oil first....

I am 6'7"... I have had occasion to be concerned about joint function... I grew 2-1/2" in one school year as a young adult... the cartilage in my hips and knees was rather abused from lots of rough use... The glucosamine chondroitin ( check that for spelling - feeling lazy ) was truly a boon... it has performed what feels like a miracle...

I also have a condition which causes much difficulty through inflammation... when i was in a state which allowed medical marijuana, it's benefits to me were clear and undeniable... now i must use aspirin...

beware of the side effects of aspirin.... It is terribly hard on the teeth, if you must use it frequently spend much attention to cleansing the teeth. Pay attention to injuries when taking aspirin... a nose bleed led to a transfusion for me... also, aspirin has led to an ulcer or two....

now, specifically, TMJ - my sister, who recently joined the forum, had a severe problem with TMJ.... her jaw would actually get locked open.... and even when it didn't, she suffered pain from it... several years ago she found a doctor in virginia beach who offered an outpatient surgery to fix it.... she has had no problems in the years since the surgery.... i don't know how similar your condition is to what hers was, however hopefully you will find relief....

Ever considered energy medicine? I'll offer you distance reiki.... :D ... I'm a reiki practioner of the Usui Shiki Ryoho lineage...

My jaw used to get stuck open. It actually locked once and I had to go to the hospital to have an injection of relaxants into my jaw before the island surgeon tried to shut it again. He was in the process of calling for the helecopter to take me to the mainland for emergency surgery when the drugs kicked in and my jaw snapped shut. Then he showed me how to reach into my mouth, pull down and push back to rehook my jaw if it happened again. I had to do that for years then the past three years since I started doing the excercises I was shown my jaw hasn't dislocated to that degree again, but I have had pain. Neck alignment affects jaw alignment, which is why the stretches I was shown by the NHS specialist help. The pain is never localized. The pain radiates either up from my neck to my jaw or from my jaw down my neck. When it's bad it radiates further down my back. When it's very bad it radiates accross my face my includes earache and sore throat, nausea, and loss of appetite. It's doing that at the moment. When it's very very bad I won't be sitting here typing or contemplating whether forcing down breakfast might help a bit, I'll pop some opiates and be sitting somewhere crying and just waiting for it to pass. Might lay down, but laying down won't help. Might put some music on to distract me. Also my ears are popping alot, but that's just the pressure. Even when it's rather mild I feel a little motion sick.

I'd happilly accept Reiki. Thank you.

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:thumbu: Today I managed with just Ibuprofen. It's been a while since that's worked. But I also don't want to be dependent on medication for chronic pain. So wish me luck and send me good will as I continue to seek out and try alternatives!
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Feeling better for now! Wooo! Baking pie!

I prefer cherry pie, just so you know.

Or pumpkin. But only around autumn.

So. Cherry please!

wish everyone wanted to be healed...

yeah, but some of us are really blocked to energy from other people. Shields up and all that.

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been away from my comp... but i'm still sending Light..... You're a true sponge... :D ... wish everyone wanted to be healed...

Thank you! *huggles*

I made Apple and Sultana pie, Pear and Rasberry Pie, and Strawberry and Banana Pie. And they all had no added sugar.

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a girl after my own heart.i wish i could get them from you.

anyway,i do hope you continue to feel better.i've been using glucosamine/chondroitin(thanks to whomever invented spell check)and garlic capsules for a long time.it really helps my joints,and back.my roomate takes fish oil for his joints.seems to work

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Thank you! *huggles*

I made Apple and Sultana pie, Pear and Rasberry Pie, and Strawberry and Banana Pie. And they all had no added sugar.

:D and kind too....

No thanks required my friend, it's what i do.....

and I'm really, really wishing I could taste that pear/raspberry pie.... :lick:

edit because I can't stop myself.... :

you know, you are one who could really do good things with energy healing.....

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I sometimes am affected by knee and hip pain. I have tried the normal joint meds available in the local pharmacy and none of them helped much. I will admit that they did help some. I was setting up a new online business when I became an affiliate with a natural remedy company. I found that they had a tablet called Joint Ease Plus. I found it to work much better than anything that I had ever tried before. Here is a link to the website Native Remedies. once there, search for the term "joint".

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I sometimes am affected by knee and hip pain. I have tried the normal joint meds available in the local pharmacy and none of them helped much. I will admit that they did help some. I was setting up a new online business when I became an affiliate with a natural remedy company. I found that they had a tablet called Joint Ease Plus. I found it to work much better than anything that I had ever tried before. Here is a link to the website Native Remedies. once there, search for the term "joint".

roflmao..... I been searching that particular term for quite a while..... just no " finding " in the state i am in at the moment..... :jest:

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Yesterday was very strange changing weather all day. Sun, rain, Sun, Hail, Sun. Last time we had that I was in agony. Yesterday I had no pain at all! Not even a little. When I woke up my back and neck popped a few times, then I was fine all day!

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