Can Anyone Tell Me What Are Good Natural Remedies For Pain Issues?
August 27, 2015 3:33pm CST
For quite awhile now, I've been having really bad RA pain issues, but in no way do I want to take medications for it. It was a blasted medication that triggered my RA to begin with..the antibiotic Cipro. Also, it's not just my RA but CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) which means my get up and go has gone and went…went where I have no idea. I take a lot of my anti-medication stance from my great grandmother, who was a nurse, thought all docs as idiots, relied on natural remedies, never took anything stronger than aspirin and lived to be 98. Sadly, my mother nor grandmother ever wrote her natural remedies down. So…anyone with pain issues. Have any of you found something natural that helps you?
27 Aug 15
Sorry to hear about the pain. I guess I'm not too sure what RA is, but whenever I have pain I take some raw garlic. Garlic acts as an anti inflammatory. I also use a lot of essential oils on the joints. Lavender oil is one of my favorites!
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27 Aug 15
I'm going to be bookmarking this discussion because I'm hoping someone will be able to give you some good suggestions. I've been looking for something that will help my fibromyalgia, which I believe shares some of the symptoms of CFS... Anyway, what I've found so far is a list of foods that are supposed to help cut inflammation. I just saw the notebook I was using last night, but I don't know where I put it. I know the list of things I had written down included dark, leafy greens and fish that are high in Omega-3 fatty acids like salmon. I think apple cider vinegar was another thing that's supposed to help with inflammation. Oh, here we go: Whole grains are supposed to help because of the amount of fiber in them. Nuts, especially almonds Soy things - tofu, soy milk, edamame Low-fat dairy like yogurt, which has probiotics that should help reduce gut inflammation Peppers may either increase or decrease inflammation Tomatoes Beets Ginger and turmeric Garlic and onions Olive oil Berries **Tart cherries are supposed to be especially good, but it has to be the tart cherries. Sweet cherries don't have the same effect for some reason. I've also heard that the Mediterranean Diet is supposed to be a good one to follow. I've been trying to incorporate more elements from it into my daily life, but haven't seen a lot of difference yet. My pain doctor mentioned that avoiding processed meats can be a good idea. I think what he said was that nitrates and/or nitrites in them can increase inflammation.