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Posted By : Ljm2014 - 10/19/2016 3:00 PM
Hi ,

Hubs and i were taking a pricey form of turmeric.

We started on a cheaper version from amazon..and both noticed we had more pain...so went back on one by new chapter...

We noticed an improvement again, but still felt like we wanted to try other brands...

This time we are trying curamed 375.. I noticed a huge difference in pain levels..to the point i was doing a lot more and getting tired from being much more active all at once..

So thought i woukd check with others on this.

Lj

Posted By : GrammyG - 10/29/2016 8:49 PM
I've only been on Turmeric (Curcurmin) for less than 2 months. I started with a good brand from the local health food store but then switched to a Walmart brand which seems to work just as well. But, now I'm wondering if I would get even more relief if I tried a different brand. Can you share the info on the one you are using?

How long have you been on Turmeric? What symptoms did it relieve? How much pain reduction?

I've wondered if this relief will continue or does it eventually wear off?
Grammy G
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Posted By : Sherrine - 10/30/2016 5:18 AM
Tumeric doesn't absorb easily. It's best to take it with a bit of fat and/or pepper. From what I understand, some turmeric is processed in a way that it's more easily absorbed. That was the selling point for me with the Curimen I took for a while. I don't absorb things easily to begin with.

You can also buy powdered turmeric I think at the grocery store or get some online. Some were very pricy but I did see that McCormick's had powdered turmeric pretty inexpensive. I also saw Swanson Foods had an organic powdered turmeric for under $10 and it was a decent sized bottle. You could used this in recipes, salads, etc.

Here are some suggestions I found online that could help you.

"Sprinkle some on an avocado

Dissolve it in a tablespoon of coconut oil before adding it to a smoothie

Stir it into olive oil and then toss in fresh vegetables

Consume turmeric or curcumin with black pepper. “Adding black pepper to turmeric or turmeric-spiced food enhances curcumin’s bioavailability by 1,000 times, due to black pepper’s hot property called piperine,” says nutritionist Stacy Kennedy.

A little fat plus a little turmeric equals a whole host of health benefits. From reducing blood pressure and inflammation to preventing Alzheimer’s and treating depression—making the most of this beautiful root could have immeasurable positive effects on your health."

Hope this helps!

Sherrine
Forum Moderator/Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Glaucoma, Scoliosis, Ankylosing Spondylitis
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Post Edited (Sherrine) : 10/30/2016 5:21:25 AM (GMT-6)


Posted By : thx 1178 - 10/30/2016 4:08 PM
We are both on turmeric, me for my arthritis and Steve for all the pain from Fibro and Sjogrens and a pinched sciatic nerve. It has been great, though I got my cousin on it and her son found a fermented version of turmeric that is more potent. I am now reading about how to ferment turmeric at home. I do this with our home made Ginger Ale and it is a great drink to have in the house. My cousin started on turmeric for pretty bad arthritis pain, and cut her meds in half. They went down even lower with the fermented turmeric. Steve has been able to tolerate lowering a high dose of gabapentin (which really impacted his short term memory), and cut his fentanyl patch in half. We hope to go even lower. He gets fibro knots daily, some the size of a golf ball. We have been on the regular turmeric for a little over a year. This is helping him a lot.

Posted By : Karenh - 4/22/2017 9:53 AM
I am wanting to start taking turmeric and wanted to make sure it's safe to take while using the fentanyl patch and I take oxycodone too. I'm hoping to get off these pain medications. Has anyone taken turmeric while using fentanyl patch? Did you have any interactions?

Posted By : Ljm2014 - 4/22/2017 12:37 PM
You may want to check interactions online like at web md..somewhere like that..or ask your dr.. many drs were not taught about natures pain killers so it's very hit and miss..

I am med sensitive so I cannot take super strong mess..so I had to find help through natural things.

Posted By : Sherrine - 4/25/2017 1:36 PM
Hi, Karen, and welcome! Your pharmacist or your doctor could help you with that question. My pharmacist knows all about medications and supplements and any interactions. I hope you can try this. I know it has helped some members plus it does help with arthritis also.

Sherrine

Forum Moderator/Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Glaucoma, Scoliosis, Ankylosing Spondylitis
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

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