Dr. Oz and Ribose???

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   Posted 12/16/2008 10:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I was up late the other night. (I know you all understand that concept. LOL) I was watching some reruns fo Oprah and The View. Dr. Oz was on The View and was talking about his patients that suffer from fibro or chronic fatigue. He said that he tell them to take Ribose to help with the lack of energy.

Do any of you know anything about Ribose? I have been looking to find more info on how it works and if it really works well or not. I thought about making a printout to take to my next dr. visit in January to get his input and if thise would be good or counter productive with my current meds.

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   Posted 12/16/2008 11:36 PM (GMT -7)   
It's very expensive but it is supposed to help with fibro fatigue and certain heart problems. It is a sugar - "D Ribose". You can usually get it in health and vitamin stores plus it is available online. I found it to cost about the same locally as online. Apparently the quality varies so the cheapest may not be very good.

The fibro dosage is 5g 3x/day. Some people recommend more.

Since it is a natural treament, your doc may not have even heard of it.

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   Posted 12/17/2008 4:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the added information. I really would like to know if it works before shelling out that kind of money for another 'aid'. LOL

I am drinking acai berry that is expensive and it seems to be helping some, but the weather down here in Alabama is on the constant change with the barometric pressure. This past week alone has been a big trigger that has made me walk and feel like an old woman! We have had rain come and go and while it was down in the 30's, we are now up near 70.

I can adjust and try to get comfortable, I wish the Lord would let it steady out a few days before we have teh weather changes.

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   Posted 12/17/2008 6:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't know anything about Ribrose, but I am getting fatiqued by all the "newest fads"in the herbal remedy realm. I think I'v sad e tried almost everything out there, and the only result that was consistent was indigestion from unknown and untested herbal remedies. I guess, I've been let down to many times. Now that up and down barometric pressure connection to Fibrose Flares is something I can really relate to. I'm in Northern Nova Scotia where they say ïf you don't like the weather in N.S., wait ten minutes and it will change. The incoming low pressure systems like he snowstorm headed our way, I feel first in my back, (facet joints), then my swollen and very stiff and aching hands where I had several breaks.I have to get moving or I'll seize. Nice talking to you. Let us know how the Ribrose thing goes, will ya?
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