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Can Glucosamine and/or Condritin promote Dupuytrens??
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12/23/01 01:53
Dave Killen

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12/23/01 01:53
Dave Killen

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Clinical Investigation of this correlation

Is anyone aware of an investigation of this correlation, either clinical or research?

I am 65 and in excellent health. However, at 29 I had my right meniscus removed due to a tennis accident. The knee began bothering me about 2 1/2 years ago. I began a couple of supplements which included 1200 mg daily of chicken collegen II.

My knee has improved quite markedly over the last two years. However, this past spring the first lump in my right palm showed up. This fall a second one has occured. So far that is all. I have no limitation of digital flexation or extension. I have reduced the amount of supplement consumption but am reluctant to stop all together as I am an acitve racing sailer, which means I spend a good bit of time on my feet in a boat which can be bouncing around a bit.

I would appreciate any information about any studies of this correlation.

Thanks.

12/24/01 01:37
JERRY 
12/24/01 01:37
JERRY 
Glucosamine/Condritin

Hi,

I am unfamilliar with the purpose of using Chicken collegen II. If the product produces Collegen then it will have detrimental effect on those afflicted with Dupuytren's. Collegen is a healing process that produces scar tissue, that in turn builds up the sheath causing the constraining of the tendons, thereby causing rapid bending of the fingers. Ergo the use of Glucosamine and excess doses of vitamin C that produce similar results.

JERRY

12/26/01 01:25
Joanne 
12/26/01 01:25
Joanne 
Glucosamine/Condritin

I had a frozed shoulder abo8ut 15 years ago annd have had 6 surgeries for Dupuytrens but have never taken and glucosamine/condritin so I feek my problesm are genetic.

01/02/02 01:35
beatrice

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01/02/02 01:35
beatrice

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Glucosamine & DC in wife AND husband

Here we are, my husband and I, with none of the usual risk factors (not Vikings, nobody else in family with DC), and yet we both exhibited Dupuytrens exactly at the same time. The only difinitive correlation is that we both started taking a Glucosamine/Chondritin supplement shortly before we showed up with DC !!!!

Has anyone had an M.D. tell him/her that there is, indeed, a correlation between DC and Glucosamine/Chondritin?

01/06/02 01:33
Dave Killen

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01/06/02 01:33
Dave Killen

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Dupuytrens and Glucosmine/Condritin, etc.

It has now been about three weeks since I stopped taking the Glucosamine, 500mgs daily. The earliest nodule has shrunken to a hardly noticable presence. The larger later nodule has stopped growing and has begun to decrease in size.

03/12/02 01:02
Phil

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03/12/02 01:02
Phil

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Glucosamine/Chondroitin

I am a sixty year old male and although I have had the symptoms for a number of years, have only recently been diagnosed as having Dupuytren's. I also have taken Glucosamine and Marine Chondroitin for some time to ease elbow and knee pain. I would have to say that I had the symptoms before this but I am convinced the disease has accelerated since taking Glucosamine. My right hand and both feet are affected the left foot being in the worst condition and this was the area unaffected before I started on GC. This of course could all be coincidental but who knows?

03/29/02 01:51
Linda 
03/29/02 01:51
Linda 
I~sq~ve stopped glucosamine/chondroitin

I want to thank all of you. I've just developed dupuytren's symptoms, they came up about the same time as I developed an achilles tendinitis that wouldn't heal. My doc suggested taking the gluc/chon pills to help with the tendinitis.
The ankle has gotten better but my hands seemed to be getting progressively worse at a very scary rate. Anyway, I stopped the pills two days ago. My fingers didn't pop and catch this morning when I woke up and the pain in my palm also seems somewhat less.

Also, is anyone else sick of reading everywhere how painless this stuff is supposed to be? I have pain in my fingers, and in my palms, the right hand is worse. I also get what feels like a cramp in the middle of my palm sometimes.

I think the medical profession needs to wake up and update its literature. Has anyone told their doc about the connection between these pills and the dupe? I'm going to mention it when I see him next.

04/30/02 02:13
chris 
04/30/02 02:13
chris 
Flexagen found at grocery store

Today while at the store I found a medicine labeled "Flexagen" and it is exactly what you guys have been talking about. It has the ingredients glucosamine and chondroitin. If it were not for this forum I would probably have taken that junk and thought it might have helped me, but I see it would have had the oposite effect. I too have DC and am hopeful for the shot.

C.Wade

05/01/02 02:02
Terry Miller

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05/01/02 02:02
Terry Miller

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Interesting

I have had DC for just under a year now. But also have had the symptoms for a few years. They told me it was arthritis. Since my diagnosis the disease has come on like a vengence. It was first only in my right hand now my left hand and feet are affected.

I tried the Verapramil and got a bit of relief from the pain. And yes, I am sick of reading and having the Dr. tell me it's a painless disease. One thing that is interesting, when I got the Verapramil from PDL, they noticed that I was taking a beta blocker (high blood pressure medicine, I take it for a heart problem) and they said they have seen a corralation of beta blockers and DC. Anyone else take a beta blocker? My symptoms did seem to start after I started my medicine. I'm going to talk to my Dr. about it although I'm not sure she will know as much as we all do here in the forum.

Terry

05/01/02 02:01
Eddie 
05/01/02 02:01
Eddie 
Interesting

Terry,
I have to say I feel a bit awkward about you saying 'I'm going to talk to my Dr. about it although I'm not sure she will know as much as we all do here in the forum'.....
Not here to defend doctors, but, remember that what you read in here are individual cases, giving some information in a couple of lines.
As I learnt, the main problem in dp is that everybody seems to react different to treatment, be it ointments, pills, surgery, needle treatment or whatever.
I was diagnosed with dp about 20 years ago, got some cortisone shots, about which my doctor said they 'seemed' to slow down the dp in 'some cases'. Apparently, it did in my case. Or, would it have been the same without the shots ? Nobody knows....
I had surgery on my right hand 11 months ago, and since then read 'whole libraries' about dp.
My conclusion at the moment is : there is one thing sure about dp : there is nothing sure about dp.

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