Arthritis v.littlesister =(

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  1. energie

    energie I like to place an order.. the name? Situation the

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    so my sister's been having sore feet/hands for awhile and they went to get her checked out recently and last night found out she has arthritis. My mom has it and I can't think of my little sister getting to that stage. :wtc:


    So my question is, are there any things she can do to kinda fight against it?


    notes: my mom has it, only 45 has bad case they found it late. has problem walking and hands are pretty bad.

    My sister is younger (16, nopics.:squint:), gets sick really easy takes vitamins for iron,etc.


    please help :wtc:, i've been pretty beat up about it. She hasn't done anythign wrong ever and really does think about other people, and helps out.
     
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    What type is it?
     
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    oh man she's so young :wtc:

    the doctor isn't giving her anything to help her?? :(
     
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    Damn, she's so young for that :(

    My ex g/f had problems with athritits/carpal tunnel due to playing piano for 10+ years and not drinking much milk growing up. I always felt so bad because when I first met her (around 16) she sometimes would wear a brace when it got really bad and would get pains when writing a lot of playing piano... I always felt so bad for her :wtc:
     
  8. Skeletor

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    sorry to hear about your family. Just make sure their doctors are doing for them what they can, don't spend your life researching and trying to fix the world because you will end up dissapointed (unless you're a doctor or medical researcher). It's more important that you support your family and show them how much you love them.

    I'm sure there's a lot of good websites with FAQ's and info on dealing with the illness.
     
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    fatmoocow bored OT Supporter

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    go buy inflamation nation. It's the only thing that has helped me. Basically reduce arachidonic acid intake. No egg yolks, turkey, reduce pork, farm raised salmon, etc. Makes a world of difference.
     
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    Sorry to hear about your sister :wtc: I am 28 and have reumatod arth. I have found that taking fish oil somewhat helps. What kind of meds are they giving her thusfar? From all of the research I've done, the sulfer based meds seem to be the best especially from the stand point of tollerating the medicine with minimal sde effects. Arthrotec also is quite safe. Alot of the stuff they prescribe just makes you worse in the long run!
    You might also have her join a message board like http://www.arthritisinsight.com/forum/
    Theres obviously a physical side of it to deal with, but the emotional side should also be addressed. I've found that talking to others who have arthritis helps, especially ones in my age group!
     
  11. energie

    energie I like to place an order.. the name? Situation the

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    she went with the family today to talk to doctors.


    going to see a specialist, hopefully it isnt rhematoid like my mom has =\


    she signed up for yoga.. cause apparantly yoga helps with it?
     
  12. jessb20hatch

    jessb20hatch Let's bang like Myosin & Actin

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    IMO diet is going to play the biggest role. FatMooCow is on the right path...arachidonic acid is what we call Omega 6...this is pro-inflammatory through a cascade event caused by damaged cellular membranes. Omega 3...which we don't get enough of...is not pro-inflammatory. Basically she needs to try and get a 4:1 ratio of omega 3 to omega 6. This will help to reduce the pain and other symptoms of inflammation. Off hand I don't know what supplements have been shown to help.
     
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    fish oil (make sure to get the kind without salmon)
     
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    jessb20hatch Let's bang like Myosin & Actin

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    I'd recommend flaxseed oil
     
  15. energie

    energie I like to place an order.. the name? Situation the

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    liers?


    she got prescribed neoproxin and istaking fish oil
     
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    jessb20hatch Let's bang like Myosin & Actin

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    sounds like she's on the right path. best wishes to her.
     
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    I don't remember the details, but flaxseed doesn't actually work. For one reason or another the type of omegas in flaxseed didn't digest or convert or whatever so the realworld net effect for blocking arachidonic acid was zero.
     
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