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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-28-2015, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
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The subject line should tell ya I'm older...

and have developed some nagging , annoying, painful arthritis. Anyone else ? Just curious what you may take for it ? if you have reached the stage of needing some relief. In just the past year mine has come on fairly strong. Aleve used to bring some relief....but not much anymore . And of course it is hampering my riding a bunch ! I hate the thought of giving it up, but most days lately,..the pain overrides the enjoyment.

Anyhow...just thought I'd ask.
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i take a USANA brand suppliment called procosa, seems to help, i have arthritis in my foot, doesnt hurt after taking this stuff, and it helps with my psoriasis

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oh and ive been taking stuff like this for about 5yrs now, im 38.

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It's the story of my life too. With me it's the hands and hips. Cruise control helps quite a bit for the hands as one might expect. Hips aren't an issue for riding other than the occasional kick to the saddle bag lid when getting on or off. Aleve works pretty good if it gets too bothersome. I usually just grin and bear it. Stretch out a bit when I stop for gas. Gettin' old ain't for sissies. I'll be damned if these aches, pains, and stiffness stop me from living my life and enjoying myself.

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i take a USANA brand suppliment called procosa, seems to help, i have arthritis in my foot, doesnt hurt after taking this stuff, and it helps with my psoriasis

WoW 38 is young !

Thanks I'll look that up and do a little reading on it.
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i take a USANA brand suppliment called procosa, seems to help, i have arthritis in my foot, doesnt hurt after taking this stuff, and it helps with my psoriasis

So...do you think [or know for sure] that what you have is psoriatic arthritis ? I believe that is what I have. As I do have psoriasis also...both mostly just developed in the last year. The arthritis itself may have been creeping up on me? and i just wrote it off as old age?
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Thanks I'll look that up and do a little reading on it.

I'm 40 and have severe arthritis in both shoulders and both hips. I take tramadol for pain and diclofenac SOD DR for anti-inflammatory. I have stronger meds for when I'm not on the bike.


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no idea, i had a knob on the bottom of my foot that hurt, went to the dr to get it looked at, they took xrays and said arthritis, the psoriasis came shortly after, after some research i connected the two, i started taking a Shaklee joint health supliment, the wife is now part of usana and gets the procosa for me. at first the psoriasis was all over, arms, legs, head, back, etc, the joint health stuff cleared it up pretty quickly, now its just on my elbows a little, flairs up at certain times of the seasons, but just on my elbows.

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I have it in both knees both hands and shoulders I also take ALEVE and I get shots in both knees every 4 months and it helps

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I'm 40 and have severe arthritis in both shoulders and both hips. I take tramadol for pain and diclofenac SOD DR for anti-inflammatory. I have stronger meds for when I'm not on the bike.


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Dag...you're young too !...

I guess maybe instead of bitchin'bout having it now...I should be thankful I didn't get it ..TILL ..now. Started at 65...just turned 66.

I really appreciate all these [suggestions]? And no I won't go off half crazed and start taking any of them. I will look into / study them & decide what sounds best for me. Might even run them past my doc.

My hope...if I get it....is to find something "natural" as I really tend to shy away from "medicine" if at all possible. And to be honest...not sure I trust allot of "western" medical care in general...yes ya hear allot of good...but also a bunch of bad......it is in many cases a crap-shoot.

I have heard that Marajuna in many cases is the ticket ??...never tried it. But it is illegal in my state anyway. And @ 66 w/arthritis ...jail is not where i want to be....
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