RA- Has anyone used Epsom salt to relieve RA pain?

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Hi Just joined here.

I have RA  and I have used different kinds of drugs but still experiencing  a lot of pain.

Someone just sent me an email to use epsom salt.

Has anyone here ever tried it? If so, how were the results?

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    I tried it but it did nothing. Maybe five minues of relief.  But I didn't use it in a bath. That might give you ten minutes of relief.

    Sorry, but these old remedies don't touch the RA agony we go through. Bad old painkillers do the trick!

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      Hi I have RA and I am in pure agony the day my arms I can't move them hardly think I did to much yesterday in house and now am paying for it I couldn't even get dressed the day I had 2 naproxen the day but don't seem to ease the pain.
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    Epsom Salts is a very old remedy, and for some it works, but, for others no,, so the only thing to do is to try it yourself and see,
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      Yes. Give it a go. It's so cheap there's nothing to lose. And when I ws having flares, a hot bath did relieve the pain even when there were no epsom salts in it.
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    I think Epsom Salts are helpful for overall soreness, but anti-inflamitories help me more when I am in an RA flare. When I am hurting, soaking in hot water or even a hot shower is helpful. I use SalonPas patches, too, on the sore area at night. They have been helpful. I don't know if you have them in the UK.
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      Its been great taking NSAID (Anti Inflamatory Drugs) but taking it for a long duration may cause serious problems like nausea, weakness in muscles & improper digestion

      My mother is suffered from RA for last 10 years so she has an experience of almost medicines

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    If you are suggesting to use the Epsom Salts in your bath...then Yes, it is very good for relieving tired, sore muscles/joints......also Washing soda in bath...good luck
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