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    joanie88 posted:
    I have had cortisone injections in my knee, hip and back. All 3 areas since March 29th. Will this make me bloated? Thank you!
    dollbug responded:
    3rd try**** Hello joanie....MiMi in NC and I am normally on the Fibromyalgia Community support board. I have had several injections in both hips and both knees. I have had 4 right knee surgeries due to an accident back in the early 80's. As you probably already know the side effects for people can be different....but I did not have any bloating at all. Actually I had injections in both hips in December due to the pain was so bad. Unfortunately it did NOT last but a short time. I had no idea what my next step would be. I ended up doing research on trying to find something that might help my energy I also have *chronic fatigue*....and I decided, after much research to try MSM (which is a supplement and can be found in Vitamin Stores)....I decided to try this and I was totally shocked just how it worked for me. I found that the *crystals* are supposed to be the *best form* to use....but I was unable to find them in my area. SO....I ended up getting the powder (*NOW* brand)....I took the 1/2 teaspoon in water and it was very *bitter*....awful tasting to say the least. Within 2 hours of taking this I could actually *feel a difference* pain was reduced to just a slight bit. I was shocked at this but did NOT mind one bit. The research I did indicated that the MSM would provide me with an *energy boost*....well....I have NOT gotten the *energy boost* but it sure has helped my hip and knee pain. I must also tell you that I also take joint supplements as well...(I do not know IF this is why the MSM works so well for me or not)

    I will also share that when I got the SYNVISC injections on my knees that they lasted over 2 years. (most people only get 6 months or less from them)...

    I do encourage you to do your own research on whatever you decide to try. I hope the injections work well for you.

    Take care.


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