Kythe, it was several weeks before I really started feeling the effects of the supplements. You need to know that these don't make you pain-free. They help you be more comfortable. Just the fact that you aren't quite as fatigued and that you went to the store and didn't feel as bad when you got home tells me that something is working.
I take 1,200 mg of Citracal for the calcium and I eat dairy products to help, too.
You can still have flares while taking the supplements. I always flare in the summer with the heat and humidity here. I really still hurt, but actually not as much as I did last year. I started taking the supplements in December so this was my first summer with them. Now that the heat and humidity have lessened, so has my need for as much medication. In the past week I've stopped 600 mg. of ibuprofen and 2,000 mg. of Tylenol that I needed to take in the summer. Before taking the supplements, I was taking the most of both meds to keep moving. So, you could be in a flare, too. Give it more time. It isn't hurting you at all to take them.
Instead of looking at the pain you may be having, try looking at any positive things that are happening. You just may be surprised.
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