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pain in more joints
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bettyboop71 posted:
I was newly diagnosed w RA & connective tissue disease & I am now taking 2 herbal remedies (tart cherry & turmeric) & 5 prescribed meds for the symptoms that I have. after starting the last 2 meds I am experiencing more pain in diff joints that were not effected when I 1st was diagnosed & more popping & what I call snapping in several more joints. is this a sign that the disease is getting worse or what could be up w all the noise? every time I move something either snaps or pops. I am waiting for an upcoming apt at the university clinics to find out what other or different treatment I should be on.
any opinions or suggestions are welcome.
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Scott Zashin, MD responded:
I have found that cherries and tumeric have anti inflammatory proeprties and I recommend these two natural treatments to my patients. The brand of cherries I recommend is called Cherry Flex which is a paste made of the skin and pulp of the tart Montmorency cherries. I discuss this product in more detail in my book called Natural Arthritis Treatment. You can download a free copy on the website www.naturalarthritistreatment.com. I have less experience with tumeric but am recommending it more.Popping without pain in the joint does not typically indicate an issue. Good luck on your visit.
 
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bettyboop71 replied to Scott Zashin, MD's response:
thank you will look at recommended website,
 
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julcliff3 replied to Scott Zashin, MD's response:
Dr Z, my Rheum recommended Cucumin 95% bioavailable curcuminoids/rhizome. 500 mg bid. It is more concentrated than general tumeric and was the supplement actually studied in an RA population. I found some at Vitamin Shoppe by Jarrow. I am sure Whole Foods has it as well. Have you been recommending this particular supplement to your RA pts?
 
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Scott Zashin, MD replied to julcliff3's response:
For my patients who are interested in Tumeric, I typically recommend a product from a company called Euro Medica that has Curcumin and Boswellia, another herb. I looked into studies using Tumeric when working on my book, Natural Arthritis Treatment, but did not find much. I would be interested if you have any information on where this study that you mention was published. I appreciate your comment and interest.
Best regards
Dr. Zashin


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