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   Posted 4/23/2008 3:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Last week I received my first of 3 Synvisc injections. Have any of you already tried this treatment for arthritis in your knees, and if so, did you have success with it?
So far for me I haven't noticed any improvement. Secretly I am praying that it will take all 3 injections before I notice a difference and I just have to be patient.
Dx'd with crohn's 1983, resections 83,85 and 89 Double Strictureplasty 2005, Dx'd COPD 2000, Psoriasis 2002 and Fibromyalgia 2005.
Currently takeing Humira, Pentasa, Lomotil, Elavil, Sinemet, Skelaxin, Advair, Abuterol, Oxycodone and Xanax as needed

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 4/23/2008 4:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I haven't used it myself, but I am looking into it for my husband. The brochure and CD I was given does say that it requires all 3 shots for full effect. I will be following your progress to see how quickly I should get my hubby in for his shots.
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cervical fusion 2006
L4-5 surgery with cages, plates, and screws in 2005
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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 12/14/2008 11:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi I tried Sinvisc. My experience was that I got some relief but not enough. Yes it did take all 3 shots. I am no longer in excruciating pain, but I can’t walk (like 100 feet) or stand (20 min) for long. If I do I’m in for pain for the next 24 hrs. I also have only 1 pair of shoes that are “pain free”. This is during the maximum relief phase.

I did a lot of research on this product, and it does seem to help a lot of people – I’m just not one of them. I am not allergic to it but it did increase my knee size by 25 – 30 %. You can tell in pants and “tighter” skirts. So be aware. And if it worked as well as I had been told I wouldn’t really care. But I’m still in pain and now disfigured.

My Dr no longer seems interested in helping me find a better solution. He did his thing and now it’s physical therapy. Now I am searching for a new Dr. I gave it a shot, it’s better than surgery if it works for you.

Goof luck!

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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 12/14/2008 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
My doc wants me to try the Synvisc as soon as my insurance goes through, I used to get cortisone and Lidocane injected in both knees every 3 months and they seemed to work for a little bit, We really don't know what is wrong with my knees, they wake me up screaming about once each week, I can't move without lifting them with my arms, it's very painful. So, I think I'm falling apart....LOL

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