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Old 12-24-2006, 08:19 AM   #1
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Question Natural remedies/ vitamins/ creams for RSD?

Have any of you tried herbs or any natural remedies for your RSD? What has helped you?

Right now I am taking plenty of vitamins... magnesium (prevents depression, dizziness, muscle twitching and weakness), calcium (aids in neuromusclular activity), vitamin c (antioxidant, reduces inflammation and pain), b complex (helps restore healthy nerve function), milk thistle (helps to cleanse the liver while taking medications).

I am going to be getting a multivitamin and:
glucosamine (joint health, involved in formation of tendons, ligaments, bones)
chrondroitin (aids in creating cartilage in joints)
lecithin (helps nervous system, is involved with neurotransmitters)
vitamin E (antioxidant, maintains healthy nerves)
vitamin D for muscle spasms and pain


Any ideas of anything natural that helps with RSD/ CRPS, chronic pain syndromes or pain that has helped you or someone you know? TIA.

Also,are there any creams/ rubs that have helped you?

 
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Old 12-31-2006, 01:34 PM   #2
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Re: Natural remedies/ vitamins/ creams for RSD?

two creams that help me are:
"Orthogel advanced Pain Relief"-bought at a brace center. Has Glucosamine, MSM, Aloe, Vit E-costs $10 for 4 oz jar-feels cool & relieves burning
'Banana Boat Aloe after sun Gel. Now also comes with Lidocaine. Very soothing. Costs $5 for 16 oz bottle. Used for sunburn but I incidentally found it to help neuropathy.

 
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Old 01-09-2007, 05:49 AM   #3
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Re: Natural remedies/ vitamins/ creams for RSD?

Thanks for the info on Milk Thistle....asked my doctor about it today and she said it sounded like a good idea. I take all the vitamins you mentioned and also selenium. It's an antioxidant. I have a hypothyroid and read it helps with that also.
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Thanks for the info on Milk Thistle....asked my doctor about it today and she said it sounded like a good idea. I take all the vitamins you mentioned and also selenium. It's an antioxidant. I have a hypothyroid and read it helps with that also.
Jeanne
YES!! Milk Thistle is really good to take to help detoxify your liver (it is hard on it, taking a bunch of medications- even if it's just Motrin!)...

 
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Re: Natural remedies/ vitamins/ creams for RSD?

I take all the vitamins you list except Milk Thistle and I too will try it. For temporary relief when things act up more than usual I have used a COLD gel. It is methyl preparation and I get the drug store to add extra (doctor prescription need) up to 10% and it really cools things down and stops the burning for 20 minutes or so. Of course, I am still on the drugs so it just that extra bit that it takes away, not all the pain of RSD but helps me sleep. Laura
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