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Anyone Scottish with Arthritis?

Jul 07, 2016 4:44 PM

What pain relief/tricks do you have other than prescribed meds? X

Jul 07, 2016 8:16 PM

I've no generic proof but I'm suppose to have Irish & Scots blood in my gene pool. I have OA all in my spine & major joints.

Jul 07, 2016 8:17 PM

Oops, hit post too soon. I take Tylenol arthritis, use Voltaren gel, warm showers, and keep my hands and feet warm.

Jul 07, 2016 10:00 PM

I'm half Scottish half Jamaican- my mum is from Calton in Glasgow.....Saw some interesting things when we used to go and see ma wee grandma up there!

Jul 07, 2016 10:52 PM

Hello, Thank you, I don't believe we have Tynlenol over here. I've never heard of Voltaren gel but I suspect it's similar to ibroprufen gel, although I know I have to watch using that with my Naproxen painkiller but will look it up in the morning :)! Glasgow is interesting, I'm from 30mins away from St Andrews :) xx

Jul 08, 2016 8:15 AM

Voltaren is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), also called diclofenac. I can't take oral anti inflammatory meds due to hx of ulcers & now Barrett's Esophagus (BE). They took me off Naproxen when they found the BE. Tylenol can be toxic to the liver so I can't take a lot of it. I'm allergic to most major pain meds, so I do have tramadol for flares of Fibro or sjogrens pain. But the few really strong pain meds I save for surgery. I function pretty well until my pain is 7 or higher. Hugs & prayers you can find something to work and help you cope better! 🙂💕🙏🌼

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