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Old 12-17-2012, 12:06 AM   #191
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I have arthritis in my hands and feet. When either starts aching I get a frozen bottle of water and roll it around for 30 to 45 minutes. It hurts like hell. You can hear the calcified joints popping loose. When I wake up the next day I feel like a new man. Sometimes it takes more than one try but it usually saves me a trip to the needle jockey.

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I'm confused is this a thread for senior members or members who are senior citizens?

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I'm confused is this a thread for senior members or members who are senior citizens?
Members who are senior citizens.......or anyone else who wants to jump in.
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I comment here occasionally, because dammit, I feel as old as most of these geriatrics look!!

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I've never read that but I you may be correct.

I'm not selling DMSO…I'm just sharing what has worked for me in the past. For me it fixes the problem in a few days and I forget about it.
I did mechanical labor for a living and I had arthritis in my hands back in the late nineties. I also was beginning to limp with a stiff left knee. These days I have no joint pain in my fingers, wrists or knees. I can do deep knee bends and clench tight fists first thing in the morning. At the first sign of soreness, usually one rubbing with DMSO and it's gone the next day.

I probably didn't make it clear that it will either start working right away or it's not going to help. If it doesn't help, stop using it. I'm speaking of wetting the hand and rubbing it on the sore finger or knee. Not a large amount at all.

Again, there are several links. This is one:
http://www.dmso.org/articles/information/muir.htm
I used DMSO years ago and it did work, but I recognized the smell as a solvent I used regularly in the shop and it turned out that it was essentially the same stuff, mineral spirits distilled from wood pulp. That tingling feeling you get from it is the solvent passing through your skin which is why it works on the area where it is applied. The problem is that mineral spirits are toxic to the body which is why they end up in the liver. Back in the day people used to wash parts in solvent tanks with bare hands. That can cause cirrhosis of the liver and kill you. That is what my research revealed. YMMV.
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We had a horse that had nerve issues. Can't remember the condition. Had to be out down. We spent 8 months rolling her over everyday to avoid sores, fed her by hand etc, I grew very attached to her. After We had Her put her down. I associate the smell of DMSO with loosing a good friend after that.

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Default My Expierence With DMSO!!

5 or 6 years ago, I was told by the VA doctors that I needed a knee replacement, that I only had 2% of my cartledge remaining.I immediately went to the local tack and feed store and bought a bottle of 99% pure DMSO.This needs to be cut with at least 50% distilled water. Make sure it is distilled water, because DMSO has the unique property of carrying anything that is mixed with it into the joint. If you don't cut it, it will burn the skin.I also mix a half bottle of Absorine Jr. with it, a couple of ounces of Witch Hazel and a 10ML. bottle of Oil of Rosemary. (Health food store) I rubbed this in morning and night for about 5 weeks, then once a day for 4 weeks, I havent had a problem since, with that knee. An interesting note, when I went back to the VA doctor for my 60 day check up, he commented about how well I was walking and I told him what I had done. His reply will always stick with me, he said, "When I was activitly deployed with my troops I used DMSO on there legs all the time, it won't hurt you, it is 100% organic." In all of the research I have done I never saw anything about liver damage. I'm not saying the info is not out there, just that I haven't seen it.

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Sounds like I know what I'm getting today...

How long do the effects last? Or is it something you'll need to do continually?

I've had great luck with osteobiflex, but man that crap is expensive.

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I've had great luck with osteobiflex, but man that crap is expensive.
I used to use Osteobiflex, too. And you're not kidding it is expensive.
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DMSO My pharmacist gave me a dire warning not to use that stuff.

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