Anyone got any ideas for natural remedies for RA?? Rheumatoid Arthritis?

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  • Pierre

    Definitely not a good idea, as complete work disability is the usual outcome of rheumatoid arthritis. Antibiotics should be added to anti-inflammatory and pain medications.

    If you get any significant relief from natural remedies, you don’t have rheumatoid arthritis!!!

    I have had seronegative rheumatoid arthritis for almost 27 years. The telling signs of seronegative rheumatoid arthritis are the following:
    – Joint pain in the feet (or cracking ankles) in the early 20’s;
    – Fatigue;
    – Joint deformities of the fingers, a specific sign of rheumatoid arthritis;
    – Negative or low level of Rheumatoid factor;
    – X-Rays showing bone erosion, a consequence of rheumatoid arthritis;
    – Generalized arthritis, involving the whole body;
    – Elevated levels of C-Reactive protein and Sedimentation rate.

    NSAIDs like Voltaren, COX-2 inhibitors like Celebrex, acetaminophen like Tylenol, and codeine are all used to control inflammation and relieve the pain of arthritis.

    Regular exercise like walking, biking and swimming are also helpful for most patients. Make sure that you are not overweight as carrying too much weight can only increase the pain of arthritis.

    You should consult an Orthopaedist who will order blood tests, joint scans and X-Rays to better diagnose the type of arthritis from which you suffer.

    The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (http://www.aaos.org) maintains a public online directory where you can find the address and phone number of orthopaedists who belong to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Orthopaedists are listed by geographic location and family name, inside the USA and in most countries.

    The membership directory of the AAOS is located at:

    http://www6.aaos.org/about/public/members.cfm

    Lyme disease could be a possibility. Ask your doctor to test you for the bacteria causing Lyme disease.

    Are there any other cases of arthritis or rheumatic diseases among your relatives? Chronic forms of arthritis are usually prevalent in families where a defective gene is passed on by parents to their children.

    There are a few hundred types of arthritis and rheumatic diseases. The good news is that science is progressing rapidly in its understanding of rheumatic diseases.

    Antibiotics are now used to achieve full remissions for at least 40%, if not 65% of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. For more info, please join our group at:

    http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/antibio

  • Kitty8

    Glucosamine Sulphate, Devils Claw, Cod Liver Oil, Green lipped mussel extract …all these are natural remedies to help rheumatoid arthritis and im sure you could find somewhere that sells them online if you google search it.

  • gillianprowe

    First their is no cure let alone remedy for RA. However something can assist with the pain and inflammation. I take evening primrose oil everyday without fail since 1998 and am still mobile, in fact other people are not convinced I have Arthritis. The idea is to reduce the saturated fat in your diet, as saturated fats are one part of the inflammatory trigger.

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