May 02, 2018

Mmmm... DRUGS!

So I was given two different drugs to help deal with my hip: a painkiller and a muscle relaxant.  The painkiller isn't so much of a much, to be honest.

But oh my giddy aunt is the muscle relaxant the greatest thing ever!  Took a half-pill at 11pm, and slept until 530a.  Only hydraulic pressure got me out of that bed, and I immediately returned to it ASAP.  My alarm went off a couple of hours later and I kept resetting it.  

Finally, I just gave up and texted my boss: "I'm calling in... this muscle relaxer is GREAT."  Her reply was "LOL see you thursday."

It may not be the greatest job ever, but my boss is pretty cool.

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1 Just so you know, there's a weird error showing up on my Kindle Fire from your blog, but only on the comment pages. So I haven't commented up till now, because I was reading the blog on my Fire.

In spite of my terrible record recommending stuff... the Arthritis Foundation says that pills made of boswellia, aka Indian frankincense, are good for arthritis inflammation and even helps joints grow back a little. It also has been known to help gout pain, because it's anti-inflammatory.

Believe it or not, it's also supposed to be good for kidney stones, but apparently that's just when you're passing them. (Again, anti-inflammation.)

DOWN SIDE: It doesn't interact well with aspirin or ibuprofen. Not in a deadly way, but because aspirin's painkilling and anti-inflammation effects are partially blocked by boswellia doing the same thing with different molecules. So you might have to fiddle a bit to get maximum effects from everything you take.

Some people have had chondroitin's potential side effects happen more often when taking boswellia. So if you get on that for joints....

Also, everybody seems to recommend low doses, because high doses of oily boswellia can do what oil does to tummies and guts. Also, allergies are more likely to show up with high doses.

Obviously talk to your doctor about this, because I'm a known idiot!

Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at May 08, 2018 09:29 AM (h8yX6)

2 Oooops. Apparently boswellia also gets partially in the way of naproxen and several different kinds of other anti-inflammatory drugs. I guess there are a limited number of receptors.

So yeah, probably best to stick with the normal stuff. Boswellia sounds more like a useful help for people who aren't having to take this stuff already, or for whom the normal stuff doesn't work.

Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at May 08, 2018 09:33 AM (h8yX6)

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