i am looking for advice about supplement that will help with joint pain. my blood work is showing that I have a positive ANA, High Retic Count, Low Vit D, High Sed Rate, Low HGB. I have also recently been diagnosed with A Fib... Rheumatologist told me I didn't have RA and sent me packing... I need to be able to control the pain so that I can work... any advise?}
If you want a supplement, cinnamon has been shown to help pain. So has capsaicin found in hot peppers. There are capsaicin rubs too. Do things like motrin or aleve help at all? Maybe a prescription NSAID would help you. As far as your labs, I'd start taking vitamin D. Low vitamin D has shown to produce pain too. I'd ask my dr about iron. With a high retic count I don't want to just say take it. How did the rheumatologist explain the pos ANA?
Have you found a new doctor? It took me a couple tries before I found a wonderful family doctor who is honest and open about everything, and doesn't hesitate to do what needs to be done. There are pain meds you can take. Find a new doctor if you haven't already and tell him everything.
I have RA, OA, FM, lumbar spondylitis, migraines, etc. first off... change your diet to not consuming dairy or meat products. They cause inflammation in your body and with your high SED rate, you need to get it down.
Start taking Vit D3 5000 IU a day. Take Omega 3 supplements. They will help your body get the pain under control.
I have seronegative RA based on my SED rate (which was very high) and an ultrasound on my hand showing my synovial linings and some bone were being eaten away.
Get a prescription of Voltaren Gel 1% It is a AWESOME for killing pain and you won't really have tummy problems.
Also, if you can get a prescription for a lidocaine cream that is compounded, that would help where ever it hurts. Medicare is actually paying for my compounded cream!
A very warm bath with epsom salts will help the muscle aches. And you will get better sleep too.
I also use Flector patches. they are great for a good night's sleep.
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