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Supplements

What supplement regime works for you and what symptoms does it help with?

A myRAteam Member said:

Thanks so much!

posted over 3 years ago

Has anyone tried using tumeric supplements to help control inflammation? If so, did you take it in lieu of your prescription or otc meds?

Has anyone tried using tumeric supplements to help control inflammation? If so, did you take it in lieu of your prescription or otc meds?

I have tried adding a tumeric supplement to my diet to help control inflammation. I stopped taking my voltaren and started taking the tumeric. After seven days the pain was too intense without the voltaren so I went back on it and kept taking the tumeric. Now I have no idea if the tumeric actually helps or not! The supplement I bought was expensive so I don't want to continue it… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

I tried turmeric tablets, also the paste but didn't find it made any difference, someone said to keep using it but was getting sick of the taste and as… read more

posted over 2 years ago

Has anyone tried MSM supplements?

Has anyone tried MSM supplements?

A myRAteam Member said:

I used it for several years. It seemed to make a slight difference, especially at night. Now that my RA and Fibromyalgia are both really active, it does… read more

posted over 3 years ago

Why am I given folic acid, which I have been told is a vitamin B supplement?

Why am I given folic acid, which I have been told is a vitamin B supplement?

I take methotrexate, and my rheumatologist added a supplement of Klor-Con which is a potassium supplement and folic acid, which I understand is a vitamin B supplement. He raise my dose of the folic acid recently and a I am curious why I take it and what it does.

A myRAteam Member said:

I was told that it will keep hair from falling out when taking Methotrexate.

posted about 4 years ago

5-htp supplements

5-htp supplements

Has anyone tried 5-htp supplements to boost their serotonin levels and if so, did it help?

A myRAteam Member said:

I read about it but no, I haven't tried it. I think it's because I take so many other supplements that another pill is just too much. But would be… read more

posted over 3 years ago

Has anyone used turmeric/curcumin supplements with black pepper and/or boswellia to ease inflammation?

Has anyone used turmeric/curcumin supplements with black pepper and/or boswellia to ease inflammation?

A myRAteam Member said:

I used tumeric before I knew I had RA. It helped a little but gave me terrible stomach pain. It’s kind of like a NDSAID, without long term side effects,… read more

posted almost 2 years ago

Can you say that your supplements doing anything ?

Can you say that your supplements doing anything ?

I heard that they pass through your body before being absorbed.

A myRAteam Member said:

NoI take Vit D3 per doctors orders otherwise I'd be deficient. I also take phillips colon health, a probiotic, to protect my colon especially since I'm… read more

edited, originally posted 12 months ago

What Supplements are people taking that seem effective?

What Supplements are people taking that seem effective?

I am thinking of things like Magnesium Oil, Tumeric, Teas, Reisi Mushroom Powder etc.

A myRAteam Member said:

I take all of the above!!!!

posted over 2 years ago
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