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Does Glucosamine & Chondroitin work?
« on: March 18, 2010, 09:59:18 PM »
Anyone tried it?  Does it work?

Tried it for four weeks and still notice no difference.

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Re: Does Glucosamine & Chondroitin work?
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2010, 11:47:46 PM »
I've heard mixed reviews.

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Re: Does Glucosamine & Chondroitin work?
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2010, 08:43:56 AM »
I run about 60 miles a week and have found it works for me. Four years ago I started running again and was under 20 miles a week when the foot problems started and I had some scans done. Well, doc turned me on to it and it has worked wonders for me. Not saying it works for everyone but it seems to be for me.

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Re: Does Glucosamine & Chondroitin work?
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2010, 09:42:13 AM »
I noticed a difference in college when I took it in the offseason...my shoulder and knee both felt better...could have been a placebo effect though.  where is JD he may know.
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Re: Does Glucosamine & Chondroitin work?
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2010, 10:13:06 AM »
I used to take it and liked what it did for me.  Don't have a need to use it anymore though.
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Re: Does Glucosamine & Chondroitin work?
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2010, 05:43:58 PM »
It made me sick every time I took it, Same for a friend of mine.
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Re: Does Glucosamine & Chondroitin work?
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2010, 06:26:58 PM »
I've had neck problems since about 2004 due to a couple of traffic accidents.  50% of them were not my fault!!!  I had two, rear ended on the freeway in Hawaii and I missed a light while driving up the Waianae coast.  I was too busy looking at the beautiful beach and surf.  

Massage helped out quite abit as did a good neck cracking from the osteopath.  A friend said he had a drink that cured his neck problems and those of his friends.  Since I was a friend he'd give me some.  I'd say it worked pretty good.  Had the glucosamine and condroitin in it.  I found a similar pill form in Costco for about 1/3 the price that would last 2-3 times as long per purchase.  I have been using that with pretty good results.  It is very painful when I miss though.  Headaches like I wouldn't believe.  Serious pain.  Doctors say it is arthritis that was aggravated by the accidents.  

I would recommend it.  It has helped my neck.  

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Re: Does Glucosamine & Chondroitin work?
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2010, 10:16:41 PM »
My shoulder has gotten to the point where even swimming hurts (swimming was my "safety net" exercise).  I get up once a night from pain, but it is a dull pain.  It may only be a 3-4 on a scale of 10, but it is a constant 3-4.

I don't want to keep shoveling in ibuprofen (I like my liver too much), so I started G&C pills about a month ago.  I haven't noticed a difference...yet.

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Re: Does Glucosamine & Chondroitin work?
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2010, 11:58:19 AM »
Been a hair over a month.  Still aches, but can sleep through the night even after a decent workout.

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Re: Does Glucosamine & Chondroitin work?
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2010, 12:27:05 PM »
Great news a guest,

It's good you are seeing improvement.  Hopefully it continues for you.

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Re: Does Glucosamine & Chondroitin work?
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2010, 12:46:47 AM »
I have used it and thought it worked well for me. Didn't do a whole lot for the shoulder (but that is completly shot to hell) but helped my back and knees when I took it.