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
Alternative to HRT for aching Joints please help - LSN
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
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
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:
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.
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