I'm having alot of knee pain from my osteoarthritis

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I've been taking 2 Glucosamine Chondroitin tablets daily for 7 months now.  It was helping ease the pain for about 5 months and now they don't seem to be helping anymore.  Any suggestions ?  Would be greatly appreciated.

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    I think our bodies get used to tablets after a while and pain killers then stop

    being effective.  The only thing to do, in my opinion, is to ask the doctor for a change of tablet.

    I have poly arthritis so am in pain every day, no point of thinking about operations.  I take cocodomol, but never more then 4 per day.  They don't stop the pains,  but they 'dull' them.

    Sometimes it's difficult to manage, but, however much pain we are in, it won't kill us!!!!

    Keep smiling.  ????

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    i would say back to gp. i`m on codeine and like constance.de says it makes the pain bearable. 

    Thinki`m gona go get my blood checked again for R.A. did some gardening over 2 days and today i`m as stiff as the tin man all over. Felt like flu symptoms and thought i had temperature but didn`t 

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    Glucosomine Chondroitin is not tested by any agency, no FDA. You might as well go to the beach and eat shark's shells, that is what it is supposed to be, it could be sugar tabs. I would suggest going to your Dr and hopefully obtaining a RX that will help you. Also I've seen exercise and nutrition to help. I have OA and after 5 yrs had nid-foot fusion on 2 metatarsals, 1 month post-op, everything is good so far. Good Luck with your pain!

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    I'm taking zapain, which is codeine and paracetamol in one and ibuprofen but I find I get a sickly feeling when taking them so I have to take omeprazole to help with that I think diclofenac was better but then it was banned and I got changed to naproxen which didn't help

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      Are you due to have your knees replaced, if so you should hang in there.

      Not surprised your stomach is suffering.

      Ibuprofen is well known for upsetting your stomach, if you dropped the Ibuorofen and asked if your Dr if he would consider Diclofenac cream, you may find an improvement. Goodluck. 

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    Hi Janet - I have OA in my knees and use ultrasound (after stomach problems too from pain pills).  There are a few on the market but I have the sonic relief. You put it on 1-2 times per day and my pain is really reduced. not so stiff.  I don't like taking medications so this is good for me.  I've used it on my fingers too that are starting to get arthritis. 

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