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Alternative to HRT for aching Joints please help

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Hello can any one suggest anything to take for aching joints I have been taking HRT but the weight gain and bloated tummy has made me come off of it, I don't have hot flushes or anxiety because of menopause just aching joints are much better on the HRT. any suggestions for an alternative please Julie xxx

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Julie, do you have lymphoedema?

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in reply to Lynora

Yes although had the operation at oxford to link blood vessels to lymphatics which has worked but still have it very mild

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in reply to Lynora

Gosh I think I have come onto the wrong site, oops, yes I did a big blog about my lymphodema

Lynora
Lynora
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I asked as I have clients with primary lymphoedema who tried HRT but came off it due to similar effects. They have opted to follow a dietary regimen, which appears to be working for them - low/no carb, no sugar, and one has no dairy.

I hope you get some replies from the other forum.

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Thank you so much, I have just ordered solgar 7 from a lady who recommended them I will try anything, I ache so much since coming off HRT but I have just landed the role of Maria in Sound of Music and don't really want to add any extra weight for my role, its mainly my back shoulders neck elbows, I have also ordered vitamin D hope these may work, I have a dr appointment too on Friday to see if there are any other HRT that don't gain weight but I am not so sure. thank you for your help too much appreciated, xxxx

Hi Julie

HRT is not an option for me. I rely on a combination of things for joint pain that I mostly have in my hands which is exacerbated by LE (Primary) itself, and also from the daily donning of compression on both my legs and arms which can agonise the joints in my hands. I use a combination of things to ease the pain

-Solgar 7 (link below)

-Tea made with fresh ginger and turmeric root tea (with black pepper sprinkled in as it’s needed to activate the curcumin which is the potent ant-inflammatory

- CBD oil (topical as needed and internal 2x daily dose). The best CBD oils are not sold on the high street - they don’t meet the highest extraction standards nor are they whole plant, raw and organic. I source mine from link below

-MLD & SLD

solgar.co.uk/all-products/s...

fortheageless.com/

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in reply to CCT67

Thank you so much I have just ordered the solgar 7 begetable capsules, I am a vegetarian so these are perfect thankyou for your great advice, I will try anything to ease the aching. xxx

CCT67
CCT67
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I hope they help you like they have me. Give them a few days to take full effect xx

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Hi CCT67 I have been on the Solgar 7 for 5 weeks now and it has completely stopped my hot flushes and migraines not sure if its helped with the joint pain but still happy and will carry on taking it, thank you for your great advice. xxxx

CCT67
CCT67
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Hooray that’s great to hear!

Try CBD oil for your joints/arthritis 👍

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in reply to CCT67

Hello CCT67 do the tablets wear off after a while as my migraines have come back after starting a new batch of solgar 7, I am hoping its just a bleep, xxx

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Can I ask you is the CDB oil cannabis ive got a bit worried when reading it, and would this stop achy joints I am a bit scared to try it never smoked or taken drugs apart from the odd paracetomel before and hayfever tablets

CCT67
CCT67
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Hi Julie

CBD oil comes from the hemp plant which is a relative of the cannabis plant, hemp is not cannabis.

CBD oil does not have the psychotropic element that is in cannabis that makes a person ‘high’.

Like you, I’ve never smoked or taken any illicit drugs.

I take CBD oil 3 times per every 24 hours and have never had any side effect apart from pain relief. Just the effect I’m seeking.

CBD oil is not created equal - the CBD world is quite complex abs for that reason I do not buy from high street shops (high price, low quality and poor quality control).

This is a good beginner’s guide:

fortheageless.com/pages/cbd...

Check out Dr MeIissa Gallagher's pages. She’s a CLT/Lymphie therapist and instructor at the Juzo Academy in the USA (she’s is also a PhD Naturopath) has good videos on her utube channel about CBD oil, LE management, and all kinds of other topics. Her utube channel and website is Natural Health Resources.

This is one of her informative CBD oil videos from last year which is very useful for the new comer to CBD.

Catherine xx

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in reply to CCT67

Thank you so much for replying and explaining all this, I will try some, if it works I will try anything, thank you again

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in reply to CCT67

Hello again, sorry to bother you again but I have ordered the CBD oil, can I ask you how you take it, as when I put the drops under my tongue the taste was awful and I don't think I can take it as it makes me gag, I am not brilliant at taking tablets but manage to get the Solgar 7 down as that is doing me the world of good with hot flushes its just my joints still hurt, can you advise another way please many thanks julie xxx

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