JOINT PAIN RELIEVING GEL - FLEXISEQ

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If you go to the Rheumatoid Arthritis site on here and find the beginning of the Forum headed "Does anyone know what "FLEXISEQ and its "ACTIVE INGREDIENT", SEQUESSOME", is?", hopefully some of you may find some useful information about this gel. I live in the UK and have been using Flexiseq Gel for 4 months now & it definitely helps my knees and, more recently, the tops of my shoulders. It is expensive at about £18 for a 50 gm. tube but I buy it from an online pharmacy for £41.80 for 3 tubes with free delivery.  And no, I haven't got shares in the company! biggrin  There are a few negative comments on the forum, which is usual, but it helps me. You just smear it on thinly (don't try to rub it in) and WAIT TILL IT'S DRY BEFORE COVERING WITH CLOTHING - about 10 mins. (unless you've put on too much, which will take longer).  I think it must contain a type of oil which is thin enough to soak through the skin to the affected joint - a bit like WD40 maybe! biggrin  Someone I know tried it but it didn't work for her - possibly because she is a large lady with very large knees and the gel had too far to go to reach the actual joints - who knows?  Anyway, good luck!

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    Hi Sylvia

    Glad to get a bit more information about it.

    The main info I got was when it first came out in Southern Ireland.

    A girl on another site got her son to get it for her.

    She was disappointed that it was so expensive and was no more help to her than pernanton or any other gel.

    I still have one and a hlaf tubes of pernaton to use ......so wont be trying it until after that.  

    We all know that different meds work differently for different people......lots of differents in therecheesygrin but you know what I mean

    I'll keep your information in mind

    Love

    Eileen   UK

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      Hi Eileen

      I'll be interested to know if it helped you. I tried Pernaton some years ago but it did nothing for me but, as you say, we're all different.  I've contacted NICE and now the Dept. of Health to try and get it put on prescription. Not holding my breath but I don't give up easily! It is very expensive, even at £41.80 for 3 tubes and free delivery though. I only use it once a day but I know twice would be better. I'll watch out for your message later on.

      Luv Sylvia - W. Devon.

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      Hi Sylvia

      Like I said I'm partway through one tube of pernaton and have a new one waiting so it will be after that but I will let you know.

      It would be great if it was on prescription

      Love

      Eileen   UK

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    I don't know this as I'm in the U.S. and have my topicals I use for OA, don't deal with RA....if it helps, can't put a price on that....is that 18 dollars?    I didn't think we were allowed to put out brand names of supplements....if you can buy this online, it's not a pharma drug, right?   
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       £18.49 in GBP is 29.58 US dollars,  You're right - it's not a drug and is guaranteed to have no side effects. I've been using it since June and it is very good.  No idea if it's available in the States though. Bought first supply on eBay UK.
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      Hi Joy

      The few people I heard from that tried it .......wasnt the price really. it was they could get cheaper ones that worked as well.

      I do agree with you about not being able to put a price on it but I can understand their disappointment if they spent more and didnt get any more relief.

      I've no idea about dollars. Sorry

      That one and the pernaton that i mentioned can be bought over the counter or online

      Love

      Eileen  UK

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      I use a homeopathic with 11 solutions for pain in the 8 ounce bottle and can buy it online for 23 us dollars....and I use others too, keep finding new ones to try....using a new one with msm, glucosamine and arnica in the 8 ounce tube, it's pretty good too and about 10 dollars US.....

      I also take MSM internally in larger dosing as it "calms" pain....got this advice from a man on another board who deals with RA.....I've been doing the MSM protocol for a lot of years.....1 teaspoon in 8 ounces of clean water 3 times per day.....I feel a calming with this sulfur...not sulfa as in the drugs.... 

      Could be these supps are more expensive in the UK....we have so many more people in the U.S. and can keep prices down more....

      As I said when I mentioned the homeopathic cream, by name, my post was edited or removed...I forget.....I get paranoid about posting some things here....

       

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      it is available here and thru amazon, got some OK reviews....the homeopathic I use got tons of great reviews....it's a little more pricey here (Flex.....that is) as it's produced in the UK, and I can't seem to find the ingredients....

      Eileen says she wishes it were on prescription, here in the U.S. we avoid prescriptions as much as many of us can.   A totally different system we have between our countries....and yes, MANY are so hooked into the prescription drug industry and do pay some additional prescription drug insurance....I don't buy into that as I take so few drugs, but LOTS of supplements, so I "WISH" our system paid for supplements but I don't see that  happening.   J 

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    You know a lot of people here in the U.S. use turmeric supplements, there are many varieties of turmeric supps now....I take 2 720mg caps per day after breakfast and even add two caps into my soup which I'm making now....open the caps and pour in turmeric, turmeric helps with inflammation. 
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      Hi Joy

      If it was on prescription as far as I'm concerned it would be freewink

      Docs here are very strict about what they are allowed to give out. We only get 28 days at a time......not one more. So they can keep track.

      As for turmeric ....I've heard thats good for arthritis, also capsicum {sp?]

      Love

      Eileen

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      Eileen, this free thing sounds too good to be true....isn't the UK govt in financial binds too like MOST govts of the world....the U.S. is pretty deeply in debt since we spend all over the world and then there are the wars,,,don't get me started there...but people keep trying to get in here day in and day out.... 
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      Hi Joy

      If youare a pensioner.....which is 60 yrs old here your prescriptions are free.

      Only prescriptionscheesygrinnot things that you buy over the counter.Certain madicines are also excempt from payment.....dont ask me how they work out which ones are and which arent.

      I'm very thankful my prescriptions are free......it would cost a fortune with the amount of things I have wrong with me that need prescription drugs

      Love

      Eileen  UK

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      Eileen, guess I've had a drug phobia for many many years, starting probably since the 80's when a drug put me in the ER with stomach ulcer, then my daughter went thru a mess due to drugs....that was in 2005 time frame.....

      So I'm pretty turned off to them, only if I really NEED them, like the  hip replacement pain meds and talk about the horrible constipation from those, that's why I take hefty doses of magnesium too.

      But I got very very interested in supps Alternative healing 25 yrs ago and this has been my route....

      Our drugs are very pricey here and I've seen people walk away from the counter as they could not afford a drug, I saw this with an older man.

      My couple meds are very affordable for me but my thyroid med went up 30% this last time I got a refill....we can get a 3 month refill...

      I'd  say a major population are taking pharma drugs but a good percentage are on supps and many take both like me but for me it's primarily supps.....

      We've gone over this before here, and again I believe all govts are in financial binds and here we have 10 times more population than the UK.

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      Hi Joy

      I think I mentioned before I have epilepsy......but it is well controlled and has been for 33 years {sionce my last pregnancy} but I still take meds for that...to keep it stable. No way do I want to risk anything clashing with it so I'm very careful with the drugs that are prescribed.  I have been prescribed drugs and said to the doc, those are contra indicated....No they aren't......check please.....he checked and came back and said ....well yes they are but on a highter dose....I'm putting you on a low dose.   So I'll be OK then? Well nothing is written in stone was his reply.

      I said you arent putting me on any dose of that tablet....high or low thank you.  Thats happened a couple of times with different doctors.

      Our health shops aren't qualified to tell you whether a complimentary medicine you want to buy will clash with your other or not.

      Most docs wont tell you.

      I suppose a pharmacist would be the best bet if I wanted to try something complimentary

      I'm on tablets for epilepsy, osteo arthritis, kypho scoliosis, high blood pressure, aneamia {at the minute} a stomach tablet because of the anti inflammatory I take and osteoporosis......can you imagine how much that would cost if I had to buy them cheesygrin

      Love

      Eileen  UK

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      Well, if you didn't have govt paid drug coverage, you would find a way, we do in the U.S.  I pay for my BP meds and thyroid support and buy my over the counter ibuprofen which are minimal in cost.    I take all supps for OA and take an iron tab now and then, but I'm not anemic just low ferritin (iron stores) and deglycerrized licorice for stomach protection, it's not a drug but a natural protector.   

      So we find our ways and I have no idea what seizure drugs would cost but if  you need them, by all means gotta take them...

      Again you and I choose our ways to our healing and we have our own issues....J

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      oh and quite a few drugs have generic versions so are much less pricey here in the U.S.  Don't know if the UK has generics.....

      Something kinda funny, last week, went in for my annual check up with doc and she  knows I deal with the oA pain issues...but I don't take drugs for the OA....she is integrative in healing first, and then allopathic if need be....she went to her sample cupboard and pulled out a 4 tablet sample of Zipsor (diclofenac potassium)....I checked it online and I recall it's an anti inflammatory and for a 30 softgel script it was 157 US dollars...I laughed in the pharmacists face....this 4 sample box is sitting here as I won't take them and even if they were great and no side effects 157dollars.... 

      Just talked to a pharmacist again and each softgel is about $5....I asked her if there was GOLD in the softgel...she said it's similar to ibuprofen....what a racket those drug companies have going....billing  heath insurance etc.  out of sight costs.....

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      Morning Joy

      Yes we do have generic versions here.......but even they are more expensive than the free ones cheesygrin  Doctors will sometimes prescribe generic versions because they are cheaper for the surgery.

      The main one I would use is paracetamol.  That is an over the counter one although its on my prescription, a bit like your tyneol????or something like that.....sorry. I imagine you'll know even if the spelling isnt right.

      I try to take less of those than prescribed so every now and then they mount up when I'm getting my repeat so I dont order them. If I happen too run out before I'm due my next repeat I getr them in Boots. There are about 3 different kinds and what a difference in priceeek

      I always get the cheapest one and it does the job. The majority of my drugs are NOT over the counter ones......you must have a prescription otherwise you cant get them.

      You mention diclofenic.......most of us have been taken of  diclofenic because of the serious side effects. I've been put on Naproxen. Doesnt work as well for me but better than nothing. Its another anti inflammatory but not quite as bad as the others. The best of a bad lot  LOL

      Love

      Eileen    UK

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