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    Quote Originally Posted by AUQuilter View Post
    I had a flair up with an old knee injury and the doctor said it will become arthritic as I age. He recommended several things including walking 15-30 min a day, lose just 10% of body weight, simple stretching of the muscles around the pain and heating pads to keep pain down for now. I got a sample of Biofreeze (at chiropractic booth at health fair) and that really helps. It is also sold online but not sure where the best prices are found. Give your doctor office a call to make sure you can use the creams. If you can, ask them for their recommendation.
    Call around to some of the chiropractics; that is the first place I saw Biofreeze. Walmarts also has a spray made by BioFreeze; not sure the name but it says made by on the front of can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk View Post
    I take Tramadol two or three times a day. I was on Mobic for a while until a developed several small clots in my right lung.
    Not from the Mobic, but from a long flight.
    Mobic messes with Coumadin, the same way Ibuprofen does at thinning the blood too much.
    Tramadol is also in the Ultram family so if you have a sensitivity to siezures stay away from it; it has been known to cause them. I know from first hand experience. I now research all meds given so that I know what it messes with.
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    I don`t know if I should tell you this, but some time back I sent this board this recipe, there were over a thousand hits on it and I must say 95% were good.
    I took it for years, and now only when I have a flare up. You must stick with it for 3 months. BUT it works. Take 1#of WHITE raisins , put them in a quart jar and cover them with gin. Any brand will do. Put a cover on the jar and store in refrigerator. Every night before you retire, take 9 raisins. you may take a little Gin, but I don`t like the taste of it. This is an old Indian remedy and if you stick with it for 3 months your pain will be gone. Then if you want, you can keep taking it. I ran out of raisins and found that I could go a week or so with out it. Now I only start it when the pain comes back. Also if you can find the replies I got the first time I sent this in they are in the Archives of the Quilting Board.

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    P.S. on the Gin and raisins.....Only you know if you are alergic to this.

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    I have seen the BioFreeze at my pharmacy.

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    Hi; I take garlic capsules and turmeric for arthritic pain. You can order it from Purtian.com or get it in Walmart. I take 1 garlic and 1 tumeric twice a day. It helps as long as I continue taking it. There are not side effects.
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    Don't buy the generic wannabe BioFreeze, it doesn't work.
    From the artist formerly known as Missus Fear...Hi, my name is Tracy and I am a hobbyaholic.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/blogs/m...ear-79671.html

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    Classic stretching works for me and is cheap! not a miracle cure but i found that if I do stretching exercises in the morning the day goes much better. I saw show tv show on PBS and recorded several. The lady was a former ballerina. it really has help with my back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbshobbies View Post
    I don`t know if I should tell you this, but some time back I sent this board this recipe, there were over a thousand hits on it and I must say 95% were good.
    I took it for years, and now only when I have a flare up. You must stick with it for 3 months. BUT it works. Take 1#of WHITE raisins , put them in a quart jar and cover them with gin. Any brand will do. Put a cover on the jar and store in refrigerator. Every night before you retire, take 9 raisins. you may take a little Gin, but I don`t like the taste of it. This is an old Indian remedy and if you stick with it for 3 months your pain will be gone. Then if you want, you can keep taking it. I ran out of raisins and found that I could go a week or so with out it. Now I only start it when the pain comes back. Also if you can find the replies I got the first time I sent this in they are in the Archives of the Quilting Board.
    Does it have to be gin? Not any other liquor? You say this is an old Indian recipe. American Indian? Before Europeans came American Indians used alcohol strickly for ritual uses and nothing in history records their making grain mashes. Gin is a grain mash alcohol flavored with juniper berries. It is a European drink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaL View Post
    Does it have to be gin? Not any other liquor? You say this is an old Indian recipe. American Indian? Before Europeans came American Indians used alcohol strickly for ritual uses and nothing in history records their making grain mashes. Gin is a grain mash alcohol flavored with juniper berries. It is a European drink.
    My DGM, the quilter, was half Creek Indian and swore by the healing power of raisins-just plain. As a child, I had all sorts of things from scrapes to boils on the knees and elbows. My DGM would stock up on the raisins and miraculously the ailment disappeared. Now my DGF was English and he believed that when you got a cold, you needed a nip or capful in your hot coffee... if you get my drift. My mother was always telling them not to be treating me with those "medicines" as she believed in the training she got as a nurse. I still advise my kids to eat raisins, even though they are adults, when they get sick. It may not help with your arthritis, but it will add fiber into your diet.

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