diabetic diva 1975
By diabetic diva 1975 Latest Reply 2013-12-30 14:54:51 -0600
Started 2013-05-16 19:28:16 -0500

I have been away from the site for awhile as I have gone back to work which has helped being my sugar levels down in the afternoons to normal levels. It's been at 6. I'm super happy about that. I have also had some other things going in in my body tho that are not so pleasant. I have swelling and been retaining fluid. I have had blood work and kidney ultrasound to rule out kidney troubles. Everything is still working normally but my body continues to swell and my joints are achy. The aching lasts for days at a time and all I can do on these days is lie around as any little activity intensifies the achiness. I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this and what advice you can offer. I have tried Advil and Tylenol for the pain but they don't help and as u have just moved to a place where I don't have a family doctor and the doctors here are not taking on any new patients I have to go to emergency rooms and see different doctors every time and I'm becoming very frustrated. They have tested for rheumatoid arthritis but I haven't heard anything on that matter.

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Grandmama16 2013-12-30 14:54:51 -0600 Report

Since posting last time I've discovered something…taking turmeric will help inflammation pain. My son mentioned it so I told Sis in law who has osteo arthritis and it worked. She is amazed but tried the stuff at Wallmart when she ran out and didn't work so went back to GNC. I think the cheaper stuff adds something to it. I have the powdered spice and it can be used in a tea with cinnamon and ginger I think. You put it in a coffee filter and run the coffee maker as usual. The recipe is on this site somewhere.

Grandmama16 2013-08-01 12:23:39 -0500 Report

Hmmmm…almost sounds like my fibromyalgia but I don't swell. What's odd is my knee will go out without any notice. There's nothing wrong with my knee tho. It's so crazy. I take hydrocodone with Tylenol, sometimes adding more Tylenol which is ok with Dr. I also take Cymbalta. Wish there was a generic.

diabetic diva 1975
diabetic diva 1975 2013-05-21 23:33:09 -0500 Report

I was sore in my joints In my hands wrists elbows and toes for 3 days. Yesterday was better but today I'm getting really sore again. I have taken Tylenol all day today with little relief. I'm thinking of trying voltaren gel. I guess it will be back to the emergency room to see yet another doctor and explain everything all over again. Grrrrr

Acousins 2013-05-17 08:56:57 -0500 Report

I sometimes have the same problem… I am trying the herbal supplements… at this time I am taking grape seed ext… it has been working for me but there are many other items you can try also… check with you doctor first and do your research on the herbal supplement… hopefully you can find what works for you…

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-05-16 20:16:21 -0500 Report

I have the aches but no swelling. My right knee gets stiff especially during the night and I have a hard time walking. I was checked for arthritis and that has been ruled out. I get up and move around to get the stiffness out and I can get to the point where the pain isn't important. I hope you hear something soon.