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   Posted 6/4/2009 6:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone else have randomly occurring hand tremors?
Has anyone else noticed a sensitivity to milk products?
Has anyone tried Bromelain?  I read someplace that it was good for muscle pain.

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   Posted 6/4/2009 10:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi WhiteChocChip!
Yep, I do have intermittent hand tremors -- might have missed the post since I'm fairly new here myself, but I don't remember seeing anyone else mention this. It's a real hassle sometimes!
I'm still fine with dairy stuff, and no on the Bromelain.
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   Posted 6/5/2009 5:25 AM (GMT -7)   
absolutely ... you're totally right ... it's nice to know that there are other people out there who are going through the same things you are!

I mean I never had any problems until I tried to be healthy and active.
I grew up as an indoors person ... my mom had to force me to go outside and even then she really didn't encourage me to be active, so on the rare occasion I did go outside I would be up a tree with a book. LOL this makes me sound like a vampire ... but I went out in the sun to check yesterday ... no sparkles :(
When I was 21 I decided I needed to become more active, since I'd heard it was healthy, and that people who were active had less of a chance for adult onset diabetes. So I started to work out a LOT ... mostly your boring pushups, situps, crunches, lunges, and running. I even got to the point where I started to like running!
Then the pain hit ... and it was awful.
So I have reverted to my indoor behaviour.

The random hand tremors are annoying, especially when I am trying to work on a craft project.

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   Posted 6/5/2009 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I have hand tremors on occassion, usually when I'm trying to do something that requires attention to detail and a steady hand, most of the time I don't even notice it until I'm trying to keep it still. I've also been lactose intolerant since I was a child, which I hate because I love cheese and ice cream and cottage cheese, but I won't drink a glass of milk for anything LOL I don't take the bromelain.

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   Posted 6/5/2009 8:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I have the hand tremors, but mine are causes by something other than fibro. My fibro is secondary to everything else that i have going on. As for the rest of your questions, no on both.

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   Posted 6/6/2009 2:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I have the hand tremors - it is maddening!! I don't have anything elese (knock wood) that I know of that would cause tremors. I dropped a piece of pie on Thanksgiving because the plate fell out of my hand. For bromelain, that is the second time I've heard it mentioned for muscle pain. I've heard it works well as a digestive enzyme, as well. I believe it is found naturally in papaya and pineapple, but would have to fact-check that.

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   Posted 6/6/2009 10:02 AM (GMT -7)   
mmm well pineapple is among one of my favourite fruits, so I may be in luck.

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   Posted 6/6/2009 3:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Bromelain is an extract of pineapple root. It has been shown to be effective as an anti-inflammatory and is approved in some European countries for such use. In Germany it is used to reduce inflammation after joint surgery. However, from what I have read long term use is contraindicated. I take it from time to time for my sinusitis - it helps to break up mucus secretions.

For inflammation I have used curcumin for a long time now and find that it helps a lot. There are many clinical studies that show it is good for any number of things. Best of all, there are no side effects even at high doses. I actually replaced my prescription anti-inflammatories with curcumin. I have recommended it to many people I know with pain due to inflammation and they have all found some degree of relief.

Curcumin is actually an extract from the root of turmeric, a spice used in curry.

It's relatively affordable so I would say, based on my experience, that it's definitely worth a try.

As for hand tremors - I have them every day. They get worse as I get more tired. Today I was trying to paint some window trim and got more paint on the glass than the trim!
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   Posted 6/6/2009 8:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Choc chip,
Yes on tremors - no answer for you.
Yes on milk products - I thought I was lactose intolerant, but when we switched to organic milk I stopped having problems. I can drink a whole glass of milk and have no digestive difficulties.
No on the bromelain.
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