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I was recently diagnosed to have rheumatoid arthritis and I am in pain almost everyday. I have been taking medications for my torment. Without it I would not be able to move every day, but still the pain exists. The pain has gotten to be excruciating at this point. My joints are swollen, stiff and painful. I recently read in an article that massage therapy treatment is beneficial for arthritis and I am thinking of doing it from Oakville chiropractic clinic(http://www.oakvillechiropractic.com/services/massage-therapy/ ). I have recently been recommended a medicine called acetaminophen by my expert in Toronto. Has any other individual been prescribed this?

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I was recently diagnosed to have rheumatoid arthritis and I am in pain almost everyday. I have been taking medications for my torment. Without it I would not be able to move every day, but still the pain exists. The pain has gotten to be excruciating at this point. My joints are swollen, stiff and painful. I recently read in an article that massage therapy treatment is beneficial for arthritis and I am thinking of doing it from Oakville chiropractic clinic(http://www.oakvillechiropractic.com/services/massage-therapy/ ). I have recently been recommended a medicine called acetaacetaminopheny expert in Toronto. Has any other individual been prescribed this?

This is Tynenol, simple pain killer. (Do a simple Internet search).

Seeing that you are in southern Ontario, consider getting tested for Lyme.

Start here www.canlyme.com

I've been down the arthritis route, got tested and spent seven and 1/2 months on high doses of antibiotics, no more joint issues (other than the damage caused by Lyme) 10 years later little or no issues.

True arthritis and the treatment required does require some nasty and dangerous drugs. Be aware be safe and educate yourself. I almost went down that route.

My advice, don't trust open forum answers. Read lots, ask questions from your doctor, and be prepared to switch, if you have one that doesn't have the time to answer questions, as they are not looking after your best interest.

Your hardest issue will not to be mislead by information overload.
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At 68 last year I was diagnosed with the same as I have been for many years, rheumatoid arthritis. . Pain was somewhat constant. Absolutely nothing left in my knees. In fact when my legs are flat on the floor they do not touch being around 2-3 inches from touching the floor. I am bone on bone and locked at that point. In addition, I had pain here and there especially when getting up from sitting or laying. I had been somewhat healthy going on and off of diets. About 5 months ago I stopped the dieting and made a lifestyle change going to a semi plant based system of eating and then due to several very positive blood tests went to a full plant based system of eating. In 5 months all of my numbers went to that of a young person. I mean every one. In addition almost all of my pain disappeared and I lost 35lbs. I bought several books all from Doctors, Furman, Esselsyn, McDougall, Ornish and many others including the China Study. I have almost no pain, play tennis 3-4 times a week, do a cycle class at the gym once in a while and lift weights 3 days a week. I am pain and drug free and it worked for me. 

 

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