Dieting with Obstacles - Osteoarthritis in my knee - Glucosamine?

08-09-2009, 10:54 PM
Hi all,

My right knee has been aching these days so I will soon have an MRI to determine if it's arthritis.

Does anyone here take glucosamine? Does it work to relieve pain? NSAIDS make me retain water grrrrrrr.

I read that glucosamine may cause insulin resistance so wondered if it's generally not recommended for anyone who is obese.

My doc is away for a month so any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks! :)

08-30-2009, 05:02 PM
i take it, i buy elexcin with cm8 that i get from nutrishion world, use to take osteo-bi-flex but i like this better, i have bad knees, already have had syn-vac (?spel) shots in one knee. i get say medically if its for you but i don't think it has bothered me, ask your phar...wanda

08-30-2009, 05:35 PM
Boomcha, I have osteoarthritis in both knees. I tried glucosamine several years ago, and I had no luck with it. I have had injections in both knees, but I haven't had those for over a year now. I have taken water aerobics or just walked in a pool for exercise, and I believe that did me more good than anything. Hot tub or whirlpool also helps me. I am to the point right now that I am even doing regular aerobics classes because my pain is so much less than it was.

Good luck!