User Reviews for Glucosamine
Also known as: Genicin, Optiflex-G
Glucosamine has an average rating of 9.8 out of 10 from a total of 5 ratings on Drugs.com. 100% of those users who reviewed Glucosamine reported a positive effect, while 0% reported a negative effect.
|Fibromyalgia Off-label||3 reviews||20 medications|
|Osteoarthritis||1 reviews||351 medications|
|Rheumatoid Arthritis Off-label||1 reviews||360 medications|
|Summary of Glucosamine reviews||9.8||5 reviews|
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For Fibromyalgia: “Not diagnosed with Fibromyalgia but have tested negative on rheumatoid type diseases. I have been having pain in my joints especially on my hands, knees and feet. All my blood results are normal. The pains started to emerge at the same time when I stopped my anti depression pills I took for 12 years (slowly stopped over a year, not instantly) So I am thinking I might have FM as a result of prolonged use of anti depression pills. I saw those glaucosomine supplements in drug store and wanted to give a try. And without knowing the reason my pains diminished. Later I got flu and stopped taking Glaucosomine and my pains started. The I understood that it was glaucosomine ( chondroitin, MSM and bloswella extract)”
For Fibromyalgia: “I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia four years ago. I tried an anti inflammatory/ gluten free ish diet, cold/hot therapy, multi vitamins, decaf only coffee, and reduced sugars. These all seemed to work on and off combined. I would have good and bad days. My mother told me to try glucosamine and I added that to my normal 300 mg 3x a day routine of gabapentin. I never felt much relief with gab, but on my fourth day of taking glucosamine I will stop gaba if the pain relief continues passed day four. Best suggestion I’ve ever followed even from all the doctors and specialists I’ve seen. Do not understand why it’s not promoted more for fibro people. Please try!”
For Rheumatoid Arthritis: “I started taking glucosamine chondroitin msm for moderate to severe knee joint pain related to arthritis. I am also a breastfeeding mother and there is not much research on the affects of taking it during nursing so I figured I'd leave my experience. The supplements worked wonders for my knee pain. It is amazing. And had zero effects on my nursing 18 month old. However it did drastically reduce my milk supply. I was taking it for about a month and I have been off of it for 3 days now and my knee pain is coming back but my milk supply is coming back also. I will be waiting until I wean to take glucosamine again”
For Fibromyalgia: “I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and have been on so many different medicines trying to find one that works best on me, but no matter what I take I still have lots of pain. I tried Glucosamine a week ago and on the fourth day of taking it I noticed a big difference in my joint and muscle pain. I feel I have felt better in the last week of taking this than I have since I've had Fibro. I have recently stopped my Lyrica and Dilaudid. I haven't noticed any side effects so far.”
For Osteoarthritis: “I have never been diagnosed with arthritis, and have no family history of arthritis. I am a 44 year old man, and have had some trouble with my knees since I was 16. I could always move my knee joints slowly and feel them creaking, as long as I can remember. I have always felt some pain with exercise, and my knees would creak, pop and sometimes even lock up a little when I go rock climbing, hiking, or work up and down off the floor. I began taking Glucosamine 2 months ago. I am supposed to take 2 pills a day, but miss most days. I noticed almost nothing the first month, but now have no creaking, no pain, and no fear of getting up quickly or bending my knees deeply.”
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