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  posted on 10/13/2008 at 02:19 PM
I recently had a doctor recommend I start taking this stuff for some arthritis symptoms.

She gave me some samples of DS Cosamine and I priced that stuff at the grocery and WOW it ain't cheap.

Just wondering if anyone has had success taking this stuff?

Do brand names seem to matter?

 
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  posted on 10/13/2008 at 02:51 PM
I take it and think it's helping. Between numerous accidents and acts of clumsiness over the years and then a couple more recent events (post-age-50 ) I get some aches and pains so I take glucosamine regularly. And I buy what's cheapest on most of my vitamins ... one of the groceries I shop at has a store brand that I really like and they are often cheaper (and larger packages).

 

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  posted on 10/13/2008 at 03:04 PM
Alleviated pain for our dog for many years.

 

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  posted on 10/13/2008 at 03:54 PM
WD-40

 

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  posted on 10/13/2008 at 03:57 PM
Like leafsfan said, at least in our case, the glucosamine really worked for our dog and i have friends that take it with great results... i figure the dog doesn't quite get the 'placebo effect' so they have to be working... at age 11 with bad hips - without them, she can barely stand and move around - since she has been taking it, she is even running around in the yard with our younger dog.

I know if... rather when... i need them, i'll be taking them myself.

 

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  posted on 10/13/2008 at 04:00 PM
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Alleviated pain for our dog for many years.
My sis gives this to her dog on suggestion of vet and it seems to be helping her, also.

 

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  posted on 10/13/2008 at 04:05 PM
I use Tri-Flex from GNC. Has both. Big help, especially for my back and hips. My mom, age 85, recently started taking it, reported similar results. Increased mobility, better sleep.
 
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  posted on 10/13/2008 at 04:08 PM
yes i recommend it highly. i have done alot of repetitive motion in my work over the years
and "glucos" has not cured me by no means but it has made things a little more bareable.

 

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  posted on 10/13/2008 at 05:02 PM
Yes, I have asked my doctor about them and he thought they were good. I can tell it in my fingers and wrists when I'm not taking it. That reminds me, it's time to take some!

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  posted on 10/13/2008 at 05:03 PM
I tore cartilidge in my knee 12 years ago. It got to the point that my doc said I needed surgery. I happened to catch something on tv about glucosamine and went to a health food store across from where I worked to get it. Had a 15 minute conversation with the vitamin mgr, who was very knowlegable and he advised that I take glucosamine sulfate, 1000mg a day. I started taking it and had almost immediate results. Stayed on it for at least a year. Never got the surgery. It still flares up from time to time, but nothing like the pain I had before I took it. The one thing the guy told me was to look for pure glucosamine sulfate, not with chondroitin.
 

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  posted on 10/13/2008 at 05:05 PM
The one thing the guy told me was to look for pure glucosamine sulfate, not with chondroitin.
I agree, the glucosamine is all that is needed. I have no cartilage in my right knee, so it's good for that.

 

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  posted on 10/13/2008 at 05:26 PM
I haven't had any need for it (yet) but several of our members have used it with pretty good success.

 

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  posted on 10/13/2008 at 07:37 PM
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I recently had a doctor recommend I start taking this stuff for some arthritis symptoms.

She gave me some samples of DS Cosamine and I priced that stuff at the grocery and WOW it ain't cheap.

Just wondering if anyone has had success taking this stuff?

Do brand names seem to matter?


Stop sleeping in a tent on the ground in front of the drum circle!! It will screw you up everytime.
Ok fun aside I started taking it and Boswellia Saturday. My back has been slowly going out the last week. I have 2 major festivals ahead of me. I have to get it under control. Going to my back doctor tomorrow. Do not want pain meds.I got a 7 day pack of steriods from him last year. It cleared it up in 3 days. Now I know why the football players use it.

Hang in there bud!

 

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  posted on 10/13/2008 at 08:11 PM
I am an avid outdoor runner and have a problem with my miniscus. My left knee gets swollen after a run. My doctor told me to take that combination and I was able to avoid surgey for 6 years. I finally tore it and needed the surgery but I highly recommend it.

 

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  posted on 10/13/2008 at 09:59 PM
no personal experience, but I know two folks with positive comments - one for tennis elbow, the other for knee problems
 
 


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