New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

jano437
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 1614
   Posted 6/17/2008 7:33 PM (GMT -6)   
My knees have been hurting me awful lately. When I am walking I am fine, but just let me bend down and I need assistance getting up. Even when i get up first thing in the morning, my legs feel so heavy. I almost fell when i first put weight on them this morning. Anyone else going through this and what do you do for it. Is there anything we can take to ease the soreness?
Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
Asacol 4 tabs 3 times daily
Pro-Bio
Forvia
calcium
Diosmin(for leg and vein support)


seconder
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 610
   Posted 6/17/2008 9:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I have the same problem from time to time. It seems a different joint aches like crazy every spring. Two years ago it was my knees. That was pretty awful.

I've found it will eventually pass. In the meantime, I use Tylenol and make sure I get some exercise. My doctor once suggested deep knee bends/ squats (make sure you do them correctly) but they didn't help much.

Old Hat
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 5190
   Posted 6/17/2008 10:22 PM (GMT -6)   
You could check with your gastro re advisability of taking some glucosamine/chondroitin daily. Mine o.k.ed 1 tablet of glucosamine500/chondroitin400 daily (no added ingredients), which has helped my knees over the past 4 yrs w/o causing any GI system problems. Before I started taking it, I was having a lot of trouble getting up from a seat on the bus after riding for 20+ minutes, rising up from a squat when cleaning house, etc. I started feeling improvement after ca. 4 weeks on g/c. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC; currently on 3 Colazal daily for maintenance of remission)

jano437
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 1614
   Posted 6/18/2008 12:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the suggestion Old Hat. What brand do you take?
Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
Asacol 4 tabs 3 times daily
Pro-Bio
Forvia
calcium
Diosmin(for leg and vein support)


Old Hat
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 5190
   Posted 6/18/2008 7:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Jano, I take the local chain pharmacy brand-- Duane Reade (NYC). There is likely something comparable in your area. The formula is glucosamine500/chondroitin400 tablets with beet juice, magnesium stearate, silica, & cellulose as inerts. (What I'd recommend for achy discomfort is BenGay arthritis formula ointment.) Hope you get some relief soon. I find knee problems a real nuisance when doing housework especially-- such as climbing up to take down or hang curtains, etc. Not as limber as I was in my 20s, but moving better with g/c than without it. / Old Hat

AngelTT
Regular Member


Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 213
   Posted 6/18/2008 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I've started taking Glucasamine Chondritin and it has helped. My doc says it's a good idea for me. Hope you find a solution soon - I know it's no fun to have that kind of pain!
34 year old female, Diagnosed 5 years ago
Current Meds: Remicade every 6 weeks, Prednisone 10mg (tapering), Prevacid, Sustenex, Lialda, Lexapro (anxiety), Synthroid, Iron, vitamins, Fish Oil
Expecting first child 12/08 via gestational surrogate!!!!

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Saturday, September 22, 2018 3:34 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 3,005,717 posts in 329,256 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 161799 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Meghana.
274 Guest(s), 9 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
ezhoe, BangedUp, Kent M., Vdang2k, Louiseluck, Splashdancer, Alxander, Traveler, scorpio-girl