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glucosamine, is it for me?

Posted by morris on 11/19/98 at 00:00 (002281)

hass anyone tried glucosamine? i hear very conflicting stories. i have tried ice, shots, stretching, arch supports, etc... i am at my wits end. i think my doc
is quack! i've learned more off this website than i have from him.
***********please someone, i need some feedbck

Re: glucosamine, is it for me?

BEEJ on 11/19/98 at 00:00 (002287)

I have heard great things about glucosomine sulfate on this site. So if you try it and I am going to start, be sure to take the glucosomine sulfate and not the other types of glucosomine. Does anyone know if there are side affects to this? I have only heard good things about it--even instant relief for some. Good luck. Barbara

Re: glucosamine, is it for me?

Bobbie on 11/19/98 at 00:00 (002296)

I tried it for awhile but had problems with leg cramps so discontinued use. I am not sure it was from the glucosamine or from doing the leg stretching exercises the doctor prescribed. I might try it again but I am a bit dubious that it works. I would like to know if anyone obtained relief from glucosamine too.

Re: glucosamine, is it for me?

slr on 11/20/98 at 00:00 (002307)

i had pf for 4years and no relief using the basic remedies. then i used glucosamine sulfate 1500mg. daily for a few weeks until i started feeling relief, then cut down to 750mg. daily until the pain was gone.
now i strat taking it when i start feeling the pain, usually if i am
on my feet more than usual or exercising more than usual. i have been virtually pain-free for 9 months. but, i continue to do stretching every morning/night.
good luck with it

Re: glucosamine, is it for me?

Rita on 11/21/98 at 00:00 (002326)

I swear that it was the glucosamine sulfate with chondroitin that cured me. Yes cured! It has been almost a year and next to no heel pain.

Re: glucosamine, is it for me?

debbie on 11/24/98 at 00:00 (002357)

HI. What brand did you use and do you think it would matter? How much did you take? Do you excercise? Debbie

Re: glucosamine, is it for me?

Rita on 11/25/98 at 00:00 (002380)

I am presently using Shiff's Pain Free Chondroitin 400mg Glucosamine 500mg. I bought it at Costco, about $25 a bottle of 150. I have also used The Vitamin Shoppe's Glucosamine & Chondroitin Sulfates, also about $25-$30 for 120. I didn't take it for a few days and just today noticed a slight pain returning. So, I restarted it again.

Re: glucosamine, is it for me?

debbie on 11/25/98 at 00:00 (002386)

Thanks for the info. Debbie