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From what I've read so far this seems like a great community and I'm in need of help/advice.
Quick back story.
I'm Martin and I'm 35. I've been working since I was 15 years old. I've been working in building industry, very cold food factories, car industry - I am your typical workaholic.
I've got a wife, one daughter and we are expecting another child in few weeks time.
Everything I do I do for my family, their future and financial stability, while putting myself always at the bottom of the list of important things.
But, it got to the stage where I feel like 55-60 year old with multiple age relating problems. My hips hurt every day, my knees hurt every day, my feet suffer apparently from Plantar Fasciatis every day, my back is weak, I get testicular pain due to wear on my lower spine if I sit incorrectly, all my upper joints feel worn out, but not hurting.
I also suffer from psoriasis.
I do on average 12000-15000 a day, but in some cases as much as 22000 steps Monday to Friday and a fair few hours of sitting by the desk everyday. Weekends don't involve much walking, its either physical work around the car on Saturday, but nothing extreme and Sunday is resting in pain.
I do suffer sometimes from shortness of breath after exercise.
I've been admitted 3 years ago to hospital from exhaustion.
I don't smoke for 2,5 years now since switching to 3mg nicotine vaping pens.
I don't smoke. I don't take drugs. I don't eat takeaways.
We cook at home all week fresh meals, not even ready meals. We eat meat chicken or pork 3 times a week, fish 2 times a week and then pasta or other food for the remaining 2 days. I eat vegetables at least 6 days a week and when I do it is in large amounts, love vegetables.
I don't drink coffee, 5-6 cups of tea every day with 3 spoons of sugar each time.
In the past I've been drinking lots of full of sugar squash, and I mean huge amounts until I've open my eyes nearly a year ago after calculating daily intake of sugar.
By the way, I'm 6ft and I weigh 85kg, so I'm not fat or overweight, rather medium build, slim legs and average belly
I don't like sweets, but I'll have some from time to time and I drink also everyday sugar free squash juice.
I am at the stage where I'm extremely worried about my health and if I'll be able to provide for my family. Psoriasis is depressing, but not my main concern. It's the joints/knees/hips/feet pain which since last month is something I suffer from 24/7.
My hips and knees are worse when I sit and in colder temperatures.
My feet just hurt all the time since July last year.
I am sick and tired of doctors telling me about injections or pain killers which I refuse to take. I don't take any medication whatsoever.
I do stress a lot as well and get easily angry and sometimes depressed.
So I have recently bought and read a very good book about vital vitamins and minerals and decided to come up with my own list of supplements to take every day focusing on tackling current issues and preventing future problems. This list of supplements is focused on the following issues:
- Arthritis (prevention or easing pain if I already have it)
- Healthy heart
- Immune system
- Joint mobility
- Men's health/prostate
- Skin care
For nearly 2 weeks I've been compiling a ''shopping list'' of supplements on Boots and Holland & Barrett website. I've got 2 excel spreadsheets telling me what each supplement is for, how often to take, how often do I need to buy it, cost etc and second excel spreadsheet lists all the ingredients across all 23 tablets I'm planning to take every day across the day and total daily intake for each of them.
This is the full list:
Aloe Vera 5000mg
Cod Liver Oil 500mg
Devil's claw 1200mg
Evening Primrose Oil 600mg
Folic Acid 600ug
Garlic Macerate 1000mg
Ginger Extract 50mg
Gintko Bilboa Extract 2.4mg
Korean Ginseng Extract 75mg
Glucosamine Sulphate 2000mg
Gotu Kola 250mg
Grapeseed Extract 380mg
Omega-3 Fish Oil 1000mg
Pantothotenic Acid 18mg
Red Rice Yeast 1200mg
Royal Yelly 500mg
Starflower Oil 410mg
Vitamin A 400ug
Vitamin B1 26.1mg
Vitamin B2 4.4mg
Vitamin B6 11.4mg
Vitamin B12 102.5ug
Vitamin C 80mg
Vitamin D 60ug
Vitamin E 43mg
5 HTP 20mg
Boswellia Serata 100mg
ug stands for micrograms, couldn't find correct symbol.
I don't know any honest professionals or health experts or supplement experts who could have a look at this list and tell me what they think. Is there anything what shouldn't be taken together, even if vast majority are minerals, vitamins or herbs.
I know I'll be going over recommended daily allowance on vitamin D to help with psoriasis, glucosamine and few other vitamins.
I really don't what to do and what I'm doing and where to go. I don't know if this is the right place for this discussion either.
What I'm worried the most is my joints/bones and not being able to move in 5-10 years time without very strong pain killers daily, stroke, heart attack and my mental health due to all of this.
Any help or posting a link for this discussion somewhere else more relevant or contact details for someone who could help would be extremely appreciated.
Thank you very much for all your time
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