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My mother has arthritis in her hands and knees. She used to get this 4-hour injection every month to control the discomfort, but she's switched doctors. Her new doctor wants her to basically detox from the medication before he prescibes something new. In the meantime, she is really sufferring some days. Does anyone know of anything natural she can take?

I've read about different things on the internet, but there are so many conflicting reports, I'd rather get a personal recommendation. If you know of anything or hear of anything, please post. Thanks. Smile
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Hey Frenchy,
The first question I have is what type of arthritis does your mom has? From the description you gave, it sounds like rheumatoid arthritis (RA) as opposed to osteoarthritis (OA)(aka degenerative/wear-and tear related arthritis). It is important to know the difference as the treatment for the two are different. Were the monthly shots corticosteriods, plaquenil or methotraxate? I am not sure why the shots are being stopped. Hopefully, the new doctor is a board certified rheumatologist.
If it is RA, then for the time being, using low dose ibuprofren or aspirin should help temporarily with the inflammation.
She has rheumatoid arthritis. I don't know what the monthly injections were. Apparently, the shots were stopped because it (or something else she was taking) was affecting her liver (the amount of something was too high in her liver). The doctor is a certified rheumatologist, but I'd like to blow his head off right now because he still wants her to wait another week for the usual injection. Aspirin does not help. My father ended up taking her to the Emergency Room this afternoon and they gave her a cortisone shot in her back. She's feeling much better now, but we don't know if she'll make it to next week's appointment alright. Frown bang

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Glucosamine, or Chondrotin may help

She took these when she was first diagnosed, but they don't work anymore. Thanks, though. Smile
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Originally posted by Frenchy:
She has rheumatoid arthritis. I don't know what the monthly injections were. Apparently, the shots were stopped because it (or something else she was taking) was affecting her liver (the amount of something was too high in her liver). The doctor is a certified rheumatologist, but I'd like to blow his head off right now because he still wants her to wait another week for the usual injection. Aspirin does not help. My father ended up taking her to the Emergency Room this afternoon and they gave her a cortisone shot in her back. She's feeling much better now, but we don't know if she'll make it to next week's appointment alright. Frown bang

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Glucosamine, or Chondrotin may help

She took these when she was first diagnosed, but they don't work anymore. Thanks, though. Smile



She might just have to get some more cortisone shots if the pain is unbearable before the next appointment. Hope the pain continues to subside.

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