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    i suffer with this in my hands, wrists, knees ankles, hips and now i find im in agony with my back,

    also suffer with angina, had strokes in the past and still suffer from TIA'S, also a mitral valve problem

    has any body got any idea of any good meds i can ask my doc for thats ok with my heart meds

    im already on tramadol and codene*sp*

    or anything that might help the pain please

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    I'll try and remember to ask my aunt, as she's got very bad arthiritis (waiting for op on hands). She can maybe suggest something that works, and you could check with your doctor that it's something you're safe to take. She does have other health problems requiring medication too, so reasonable chance of it being useable by you.
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    No idea, but I have arthritis too which mainly affects one of my ankles (needs fusing/replacing). I take codeine with the 400MG ibuprofens (big pink ones) and the two combined seems to work well. Dont know if you can have ibuprofen but worth a shot if you can, and take it alongside the codeine (would need to ask doctor on dosage etc though and whether its safe with your other meds). I find codeine alone doesnt do much but the ibuprofen packs a punch, though I think it does depend on you personally, what works for one might not necessarily work for another, I know its been a lot of trial and error for me but the stronger ibuprofens seem to be just right. I wont take paracetamol as its completely useless for me! Apparently I cant have much higher than what I'm on even though Ive been back and requested it before, we just got the ibuprofen upped to a higher dosage but its working ok atm for me. Pain wise I find supports also help a lot, you can get them for wrists, knees, ankles etc...(they actually have them in poundland!) can also get back support thingys which wrap around , I find as well as supporting the affected joint it keeps it warm and lessens in the pain. Hope that helps a bit I feel for you especially as its coming into winter, my ankle is already starting to play up, arthritis in winter isn't fun

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    thanks, i was on ibuprofen 400s to begin with, i then had it upped to 600mgs,
    and still take that when the pain isnt too bad, not took it with codeine though,

    i ended up anemic on ibuprofen

    will have a look in poundland tomorrow for the supports, thanks for that

    i think its the colder days/nights thats made it show up a bit more

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    Quote Originally Posted by colleen View Post

    i think its the colder days/nights thats made it show up a bit more
    Oh yes definitely, was riding last night and my ankle was very stiff and quite painful, came in and took more painkillers when I got back. I always ride worse in the cold, and end up aching like mad the next day My friend who also has ankle trouble gets the same!

    Does ibuprofen make you anaemic? I never knew that. Maybe thats why Im always cold and tired! .

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    Does ibuprofen make you anaemic? I never knew that. Maybe thats why Im always cold and tired! .[/QUOTE]

    yes definatly can make you anaemic , took my doc ages to work out why

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    Hiya, I have rheumatoid arthritis and am on a long list of drugs.
    The best I have found for actual pain relief are Tramadol and Volatrol.
    If your pain relief isn't working, I would go to your consultant(if you have one) or get the doctor to refer you to a specialist. They should be able to start you off on something like methotrexate or give you depo steroids into the affected joints.They will do their best to stop the arthritis progressing and if something doesn't work for you, tell them and they will keep trying till they find something that does...Theres loads of drug options available.
    This time of year is miserable, cold and damp really gets you down.

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    Rather than take anymore drugs, try and get yourself a healer..... the shorter effects work more quickly than any drug and makes you feel relaxed too.

    I had a full body massage couple months ago and can honestly say that the pain in my knee (arthritic and since been replaced) did go for a couple days and felt much better than any painkiller could have done.

    This guy may not be in your area (edinburgh) but Im sure he could direct you to someone who is. http://www.totalhealing.co.uk/ have a look at the website and see what you think.

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    Last edited by Serendipity; 14-10-2009 at 11:09. Reason: double post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipity View Post
    why ??

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