Turmeric has reduced my pain

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GrammyG
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   Posted 10/14/2016 10:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I've read enough to know that what I am about to share is not the answer for everyone. But, since I have gained so much from this forum I wanted to come back and share what is helping me. I started Turmeric about a month and a half ago. Right about 4 weeks into taking it my pain was greatly reduced. I've been able to cut back the Gabapentin from 600 (sometimes 900) mg. to 100 mg (which I hope to eliminate next month). I've cut back my muscle relaxer to 1/4 of a pill once a day. I don't know if this will last forever but the difference is amazing and I'm so thankful!.
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Sherrine
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   Posted 10/15/2016 6:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Grammy, tumeric is a good pain reliever. When I had to stop ibuprofen for a while, I used a product called Curamen that has turmeric, bosweilla, and a couple of other herbs that are known to help with pain. It did help me too.

I'm so glad this is helping you! It's always good to take less medication. Just always pass things like this by your doctor or pharmacist because some herbals can interfere with medications you might be taking.

Thanks for sharing your experience and I hope this continues to give you good relief!

Sherrine!

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Ljm2014
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   Posted 10/15/2016 8:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I was taking what i thought was a high quality turmeric

But not getting quite the results i wanted..so i switched to curamed

I noticed better results within a week..lj

GrammyG
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   Posted 10/15/2016 9:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, Sherrine! I use Curcurmin, too! Turmeric, and the black pepper in most of those pills, are high oxalate and can cause kidney stones.

I did talk to my doctor first before I started the Turmeric since I was still on a low dosage of the Gabapentin.

Thanks for all of your support through the past few years!

Sherrine said...
Grammy, tumeric is a good pain reliever. When I had to stop ibuprofen for a while, I used a product called Curamen that has turmeric, bosweilla, and a couple of other herbs that are known to help with pain. It did help me too.

I'm so glad this is helping you! It's always good to take less medication. Just always pass things like this by your doctor or pharmacist because some herbals can interfere with medications you might be taking.

Thanks for sharing your experience and I hope this continues to give you good relief!

Sherrine!

miserablemommy
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   Posted Today 11:49 AM (GMT -6)   
What is this exactly? and Where can I find it? I am currently on Gabapentin 1200mg 3x daily, along with Venlafaxine 75mg 1x daily, Amitriptyline 50 at night, Robaxin 500mg 3x daily as needed. I would love to be able to eliminate some of this medication!!
~Everyday is a struggle to get through, mins seem like hours, hours seem like days. 28 year old trapped in the body of a 90 year old. Been fighting pain since I was 10 years old, tired of fighting. Would have given in if it wasn't for my daughter, husband, and family.~

GrammyG
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   Posted Today 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Miserable!
You should first talk to your doctor and make sure that the Turmeric/Curcurmin won't conflict with any of your medications. I bought my Turmeric at Walmart, 2 bottles for less than $10, 500 mg. each and I take it three times a day with meals. It took a month before I started getting some relief. I'm still having pain but it's not nearly what it was before taking it.

miserablemommy said...
What is this exactly? and Where can I find it? I am currently on Gabapentin 1200mg 3x daily, along with Venlafaxine 75mg 1x daily, Amitriptyline 50 at night, Robaxin 500mg 3x daily as needed. I would love to be able to eliminate some of this medication!!

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TracyJaynie
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   Posted 10/18/2016 2:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Grammy, I started Turmeric Curcumin, along with some Collagen this morning. I am just new to being diagnosed with Fibro and starting gabapentin 300 mg tonight. I really do not want to be on any meds, so I am starting a clean eating program along with the supplements. Hoping it will help as I want to be med free as soon as possible. Thank you for sharing....
Non Medicated Epileptic, Plantar Fasciitis, Degenerative Disk Disease, Carpal Tunnel both hands, Trigger Finger(2) and Thumb, Surgical Menopause total Hysterectomy, Osteoarthritis, now Fibromyalgia? .... :(

purple_lynx7
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   Posted 11/9/2016 10:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I buy the turmeric powder and make a turmeric tea. It helps ease pain and it makes me a little relaxed, drowsy. I only drink when flared up not everyday. I thought that it would be a more mild use to see how it affects me.

Now I'm wondering if I should try a supplement.

GrammyG
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   Posted 11/22/2016 11:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I thought I would update again on the Curcurmin (Turmeric). It definitely has helped the muscle aches all over the body. Not nearly as stiff as I used to be. But, it has not helped the burning in my joints (feet, ankles and knees). But, with the stiffness gone I have been able to drop the Gabapentin down to only 30 mg. at night and I'm no longer taking a muscle relaxer. It's tempting to want to take more Gabapentin to relieve the pain but I'm resisting because I can think so much better. I am also sleeping great. I heard somewhere that Turmeric helps you sleep, too.
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Sherrine
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   Posted 11/23/2016 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
This I see good news, Grammy! I did mention a product previously but I think you misread it. The product is called Curamin. (I think you thought I said cucurmin.). Google this product and read the reviews. Many with arthritis use this and it's helped them a lot. I'm not saying you have arthritis but it sure helps joints.

I used this product when I was unable to take ibuprofen because of an ulcer. It did help me quite a bit. So read about it and see what you think.

Sherrine

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GrammyG
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   Posted 11/29/2016 2:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Sherrine!
I did a search and it looks like both products are the same?
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Sherrine
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   Posted 11/29/2016 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   
No they are not the same. Turmeric has curcumin in it and this does help with pain.

Curamin is a separate product that has a special form of curcumin in it...along with boswellia with DLPA and nattokinase. These other things help with pain also. This combination of herbs really helps more with pain than just tumeric with curcumin.

Curamin has won awards for pain relief for several years and it did help me when I couldn't take ibuprofen. (Ibuprofen helps me a lot because I have several inflammatory illnesses but fibro is not one of them.).

Sherrine

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Ljm2014
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   Posted 11/29/2016 8:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Curamin and curamed are made by the same company.

Taking curamed and love it....we shopped 4 hours yesterday, with a dinner break built in ..i was exhausted and achy after, but ok again today.

GrammyG
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   Posted 11/30/2016 12:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Sherrine! I'll do some research!

Thanks, Ljm2014! So encouraging!
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Hallahan
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   Posted 12/1/2016 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Looking into it! Where do you buy it?

Barb

Ljm2014
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   Posted 12/1/2016 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   
There are so many kinds all over the place

Curamin and curamed are available through amazon.

GrammyG
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   Posted 12/1/2016 9:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I put it in my 'cart' on Amazon to buy after Christmas! :-) Thanks so much to both of you!
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Hallahan
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   Posted 12/5/2016 10:13 PM (GMT -6)   
My pharmacist said curamin is a good anti-inflammatory, its been found to be as good as Celebrex.

I read that it's available at Wal-Mart. I hope to get it tomorrow. Really achy-breaky especially now with snow on the ground. I don't know where the arthritis pain ends and the fibromyalgia begins.

We get by with a little help from our friends (fibro friends) don't we.

Barb :)

GrammyG
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   Posted 12/5/2016 10:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Hallahan...I am currently taking the Curcurmin from Walmart and it has worked great for me! The achiness is gone most days...only the burning is left and fatigue. I can do things this winter that I could not do last winter. It's amazing!
Grammy G
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purple_lynx7
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   Posted 12/21/2016 4:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for sharing Sherrine , I will have to try the curamin.

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   Posted 1/4/2017 3:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone, I haven't been here for a while, but I have had fibro for almost 30 years and have tried just about everything from prescription meds to holistic methods. I came across a closed private group on Facebook, Turmeric User Group, over 200,000 members. A gentleman in Australia, a veterinarian, has come up with a recipe of organic turmeric powder, organic coconut oil or olive oil and fresh ground black pepper; you can get the recipe once being accepted into the group. It takes all of 10 minutes to simmer and mix and then store in the fridge for up to 2-3 weeks. People start off with a very small amount. I've been on it for about 8 or 9 months and I'm currently taking 1 tsp 3x a day. Two years ago I was diagnosed with microscopic colitis, refused the treatment the GI doc wanted me to do, steroids and antibiotics and instead did this recipe and within six weeks, my gut was completely healed and I've never had another colitis flare since. In addition, I have been chronically low on vitamin D for at least 20 years, told I have a malabsorption issue, no matter how much D I took, up to 150,000 units of D2 a week, couldn't get it within normal range. Since starting the golden paste recipe, it is now well within normal - 44. As far as the fibro, it has markedly reduced my muscle pain. A true test was in mid December, I had lower spinal surgery, laminectomy and two level fusion and had to stop all supplements. I couldn't believe how much muscle pain I had during those weeks without my supplements, the golden paste and magnesium maleate. If you decide to try the golden paste, make sure you buy a good brand of the powder and it has at least 4 - 5% curcumin. Amazon sells organic turmeric, several different brands. Good luck!!
Miriam

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   Posted 1/4/2017 3:50 PM (GMT -6)   
MT Lady,
There are a few golden paste recipes out there. Here is one that you don't need facebook for. smile This is the one I personally use -- sounds like it is probably very similar to what you're using.

http://www.theguthealthprotocol.com/wp/gut-health-turmeric-paste/

Spunkymom
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   Posted 1/5/2017 11:49 AM (GMT -6)   
How much curcumin do people take a day?
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