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   Posted 12/23/2009 8:05 PM (GMT 0)   
Has anyone tried Turmeric? My Chiropractor recommended it to me the other day.
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   Posted 12/23/2009 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jokat. A massage therapist I used to go to suggested using turmeric also. I never did try straight turmeric but rather a supplement with a mixture of it and other herbals. The name of the product escapes me at the moment. It didn't really seem to be helpful for me and it was fairly expensive. I seem to remember that turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties which might help some conditions but since fibro isn't an inflammation problem I don't know how useful it would be for that. If it isn't going to hurt you or interact with any scripts you're on, I'd give it a try. Good luck if you do and let us know how it works for you. Happy holidays, Lisa
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   Posted 12/23/2009 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   
There is a product being sold for approx $65-75 for 30 pills, called Protandem. It has, among other herbs, turmeric. I tried it and found no help. My husband tried it and experienced a decrease in back pain and a reduction of digestive problems.
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   Posted 12/24/2009 6:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Jokat, I took turmeric capsules (from Puritan on their buy 2/get 3 free sale) unti they ran out, which was about 10 months starting about a year ago. I have to say I didn't notice any difference in pain. I was pretty hopeful it would too, because I like turmeric and thought was a good excuse to eat a lot of Indian food.

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   Posted 6/9/2015 9:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I take turmeric for fibromyalgia. I does seem to help a little. It took a couple of months before I got any relief tho. And as always, I have good days and bad days!

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   Posted 6/9/2015 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I take one point the dr mentioned upping my anti inflammatory. Since i did not want to take more meds.. I started the tumeric and omega 3 s .. I was able not to have to up the dose of meds with that.

I have read a lot about its benefits. It is. Believed that we have neuro inflammation instead of the type that shows in our bloodwork...

Let us know if it helps you

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   Posted 6/9/2015 7:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I was gonna say...I think fibro has to do w/inflammation of some kind. My ND said any kind of pain means there is inflammation. C-Reactive protein and sed rate will NOT show it tho.

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   Posted 6/10/2015 9:43 PM (GMT -6)   
In my opinion any botanicals that support cleansing our bodies of inflammatory responses from pain, medications, hormonal/ thyroid issues, etc can't hurt. There are other items like ginger and apple cider vinegar w the "mother" or fibers from the apples left in ( Braggs is an example). Healthy supplements like Omega 3 in correct proportion to needed Omega 6, Cal Mag, etc is also a good idea. The more we use up energy dealing w pain and grief stages, combined w medication use, it just seems to make sense to try fortifying our bodies building blocks.

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