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What symptoms are concering you the most currently?
Finitro actually is not available on NHS and the main reason is because there is no definitive evidence in the form of randomized controlled trials to support it tall claims.
So although it may have some minimal advantage in helping with pain of OA but there is no definitive evidence that it really does work.
Therefore, I would not recommend that you should be using this particular supplement.
Your blood glucose levels have been fantastic. So you should continue your good work there.
Also, with your pains, I would recommend that you should have your vitamin D levels tested. Quite often a low level of vitamin D can cause aches and pains that you are having and instead of steroids or in addition to steroids you may require a good dose of vitamin D3 in addition to calcium.
So I would look into that aspect as well.
Let me know if you have more questions.
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thank you so far - at the last meeting with rheumatoligist she noted that my ESR levels continue to go up and down - around 45 - have had Kenalog injections in both wrists but unlike previous treatments this time it didn't work - so painful - - pain can move up arms into forearms and biceps - sometimes shoulders- try to walk when I can - but shopping can be exhausting - walked half a mile today and my calf muscles and buttocks ache like hell - sometimes use Tens machine - but I have a feeling though it is a pleasant sensation it just masks the pain. Am totally fed up and down with feeling like this - need my life back.
Was definitely told I did not have rheumatoid arthritis but may have osteoarthritis in my hands. - and she feels that this is an autoimmune problem....
and so it goes on - tried paracetamol, ibuprofen, aspirin (though not together!) but no relief - as I said I had the injections on 17 December when I saw the Rhuematologist who said she was passing me to the pain clinic. All blood tests in the past have been OK - no problems there...
Its always a matter of waiting weeks to see someone
Have recent letter from her- no synovitis to detect clinically,negative isotopes, ct thorax, abdomen and pelvis with nil found - negative immunology no evidence of inflammatory arthropathy. Have also been prescribed Pregabalin, Gabapentin and amitriptyline all of which caused side effects (and just cannot function after taking them)
Perhaps I should call the Dr's secretary (as she suggested and get the pain clinic to get a move on) -
sorry to go on and on - but forgot to say I have tried co-codamol - and they have the same side effects (my current joke is that after taking them I could paint the ceiling without the aid of stepladders - I'm on such a high) and simply cannot get on with everyday life (I am on my own now) Took them in the past following an operation - awful
Thanks very much -