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hello everyone, I posted before for advice on joint pain - hips, knees, shoulders, neck, elbows and just about everything. Ive had a couple of kind ladies mention gelatin and just wondered if there are any other ladies out there that have had good results from being in a similar position to me ? Ive bitten the bullet and ordered some online so would very much welcome any good reviews, my knees are absoloutley awful right now. Thanks everyone x

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    Apparently Lou this is a common symptom of menopause. Another good

    remedy is cod liver oil capsules.

    I know this can be really debilitating, I have arthritis in my spine and it can

    be very pain full.

    My husband had very painful knees and a hip, he lost a couple of stone

    and the pain has disappeared (not relevant to you,but interesting)lol😊

    Hope you get some relief, all my best to you?

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      Thank you, poor you that must be so awful. I agree with losing weight as I could really do with losing weight aswell, I wish I could and try so hard , it's not easy - do you take anything other than cod liver oil ? I take it and it does nothing ! 

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      No I don't. Hate to tell you but I have high blood pressure too (oh dear)

      😊so can't take anything really,I just take co-codomol when the pain

      is bad. We could never lose weight either, loved our food too much

      but we have cut out bread and that seems to have done the trick

      For him but he has a physical job too, so that helps (I am not so

      disciplined ).

      Try the geletin it might work for you, I hope so. Let us know Lou.?

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      Thanks yes I will. I love my food too ! I don't eat bread either actually - but love everything else and comfort food is so appealing especially in winter and Christmas is coming, more food ! Need to do something will let you know.

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      Well I suffer with joint pain. Hips knees elbows wrist. And back pain and I am not over weight . So I don't think been over weight is the cause. It might not help but it doesn't cause it. Just thought I would mention that for anyone that is heavy and beating there self up over it. Skinny people suffer the same 😀😀😀😀

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      Yes you are right Michelle. He was lucky that it worked out that way

      I think to myself I need treats at this daunting time (usually food)😁

      I lost a bit of weight but I don't get hung up about it!

      We have more important things to overcome.

      I have had this arthritis since I was in my 20's and I wasn't overweight


      Who knows what the answer is, we just have to keep trying

      different remedies.😊😊

      Good luck all

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    I haven't tried gelatin but when I started walking/jogging on the treadmill daily, my knees stopped hurting! Very unexpected. I wasn't losing weight either. I also noticed my hair not falling out anymore.

    I need to get back to doing the treadmill every day!

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        You may not want to hear this one, but I simply had to offer my experience.  I was several years past menopause and boy the constant chronic pain was horrible.  Shoulders, neck, back, hips,  legs, elbow, wrists, you name it.  I got so bad I couldn't spoon with my hubby in bed to watch a movie without jumping up in pain.

    Then the vaginal atrophy and dryness set in.  I was given vaginal Estrace for that problem.  And with regular use of a small amount.............suddenly and without any other things changing the chronic pain went completely away.  I haven't had it since.  

      So you can dismiss my personal experience if you want.  But I'm telling you I was lacking estrogen and my body was on fire and screaming.  I had even developed nodules on the sides of my fingers, but once I started the vaginal estrogen, those disappeared also.  I feel like a new woman.


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      Oh, this is interesting Gailannie.

      I have started developing those too. I just use a cream called

      Replens which is just moisterising which is pretty good but your

      stuff with the estrogen sounds amazing. Will have a word with

      doc (if I can ever get an appointment)😊

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      Jokey, for me it was nothing short of a miracle.  Chronic pain was devastating my life.  Just keep this in mind, our tissues don't dry out because we are lacking Replens.  These changes are real, and based on the chemicals that our body uses/needs.  And while all the experts say that vaginal Estrace ISN'T systemic, it certainly was for me.  I could feel it all over my body.  Possible that's because my tissues were so dry, that it sucked it up very quickly throughout my system.  

      Estrogen has  very good anti inflammatory effects.    

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      Well no doctor ever tells you this voluntarily!

      Thanks for the info Gailanne, I will look into it, this could really help


      I am very happy for you that you are feeling better.

      All my very best to you😊😊

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