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couchtater
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   Posted 9/18/2009 4:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I mention earlier this week of having a pain free day with just stiffness in the evening.
 
Well, it's still going on! turn
I can't believe this! It's like an answer to my prayers! yeah
 
I've always had stiffness in my back with sudden shocks of pain hitting me without notice from my car accident 15 years ago. I was told by a doctor 7 years ago that I had OA and was to accept occasional pain. The last seven months I've been in constant pain from morning to night (ranging from 3-10 at any moment). I was getting frantic and was afraid my OA was getting worse.
 
Well,  the other day my mother mentioned that she takes calcium for her bone loss and suggested that I take it. I thought... it couldn't hurt and it might prevent trouble in the future.
I started taking 1200mg w/ D on Sunday.
 I woke Tuesday with no pain! Wednesday came... no pain! I said, this is too good to be true! Thursday- no pain! Today- still no pain!
Has anybody heard of pain in the back being helped by Calcium? confused
 
This is just so odd! But I'm not going to fight it! smilewinkgrin
 
 
Joy

uniquelyme
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   Posted 9/18/2009 4:58 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
Hey Couchtater,
Wow!!! I wish calcium would help me. But I have been taking it for about a year and it hasn't been my miracle...But I am so glad it's helping you....Rock On...
 
Me.

I have been a spectator for so long..Now it's time to participate.......
 
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couchtater
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   Posted 9/18/2009 5:13 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey, I was just researching my situation. confused And I found this mentioned in a medical article.

Early symptoms of low serum calcium include frequent muscle cramps and joint pains. In addition to this, inability to perform tiresome activities, fatigue, brittle nails, and yellowness of teeth also occur as a result of abnormally low level of calcium in the blood stream.

That's me!! shocked

Wow! idea   I may have just found a cure! yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

I hope this info helps someone else.

 

Joy turn


Tirzah
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   Posted 9/18/2009 6:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Joy,
Not sure about Calcium, but there have been reports out there about Vitamin D helping with chronic pain (maybe that's partly why winter is so hard). I know a lot of Calcium vitamins also contain Vitamin D. Still, I've never heard of that taking effect so quickly. In any case, I'm so happy for your "miracle". Enjoy it!

Frances

edt
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   Posted 9/19/2009 6:50 AM (GMT -7)   

Couchtater,

The sad and wonderful thing is that what works for one does not always work for the other!  There are many supplements, treatments and modalities available to try!

You found your MIRACLE....great news to hear and so happy for you!!

ENJOY!

XXOO
Patti


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   Posted 9/19/2009 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm very very glad this is helping for you couchtater!
It's nice to hear some good news and I truly truly wish you
continued success!!!
WAY to GO!

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couchtater
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   Posted 9/20/2009 3:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I just hope and pray each of you find a solution to your pain troubles.
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Joy

Chrisofsmeg
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   Posted 9/20/2009 3:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Joy/couchtater,

I'm really glad to hear that you're doing better. I've just started taking a multivitamin with calcium in it to help me get over this flu, so who knows, maybe it'll help me lol. If it doesn't, then I'm very jealous :P

Congrats m'dear,

Best wishes,

Christopher.

couchtater
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   Posted 9/20/2009 6:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Please don't feel jealous. nono
 
I still have some mild stiffness from the OA,  but the mysterious back spasms I woke up with everyday, which clung on all day long for seven months is gone.
 
I'm beginning believe the pains came from an another condition I developed around the same time: Hypothyroidism.
 
I found out that Hypothyroidism can cause joint pains and muscle spasms.
 
I also found out the medication for it and the medication I take for my GERD can seriously deplete my calcium levels. I believe that is why when I started taking the calcium supplement my pains vanished.
 
Joy
 

PAlady
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   Posted 9/20/2009 8:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Joy,
If you don't mind my asking, what are you taking for your GERD. I am taking nexium 2x/day but it's for Barrett's so I don't have a choice. Got to try to stop this thing in its tracks. But I just wonder if I've got to worry even more now about calcium loss.

Thanks!

PaLady

couchtater
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   Posted 9/21/2009 3:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I take Nexium 2X/day with 300mg of Zantac at night.
PPI can reduce your calcium absorbition. I'd take the calcium if I was you.

Joy

PAlady
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   Posted 9/21/2009 8:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I usually get most of my calcium from food; I make it a point to choose foods either high in calcium or fortified, because the tablets really bother my stomach. Right about now I feel like I'm doing all I can do. Dancing as fast as I can, if you can catch my drift! LOL

Thanks for responding!

PaLady

couchtater
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   Posted 9/22/2009 6:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm bad about not getting enough calcium, because I'm lactose intolerent. Plus milk makes me reflux. skull
Watch that dancing PAlady. You don't want to dance your life away. turn yeah
 
"Boogie night!......" yeah
 
Joy
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