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Can Glucosamine and/or Condritin promote Dupuytrens??
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10/14/02 02:58
Dorothy

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10/14/02 02:58
Dorothy

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Michael W. Fuller

Sorry to answer your posting so much later, but I have just gotten back to the Forum now. You asked what is my feedback on my recent posting regarding Glucosamine and DC.

Most people agree with me that Glucosamine aggravates DC, and is to be avoided. If your doctors recommend that you continue your Glucosamine supplements,and it helps with your hip arthritis, then by all means continue. Only you can decided what you will take, based on the benefits and the side effects in your own particular case.

Do you get the magazine "Arthritis Today"? This magazine recently listed all the present medicines and supplements that can help Arthritis sufferers (I also have Arthritis, in one knee and one finger).... This magazine lists one of the helpful supplements being Glucosamine.

So I guess the bottom line is this, that each person must decide for himself what will help him or hurt him...

Oh, incidentally, I discussed this with my family doctor, my rhumatologist, as well as a neurologist...all were very interested.....Especially since my Dupuytren's has not gotten any worse since August when I stopped the Glucosamine....None of them had heard that this supplement could trigger DC, but they all agreed that this is what seems to have happened in my case.

I wish you the best of luck....


10/17/02 02:05
Alan

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10/17/02 02:05
Alan

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DC and Collagenase

I have had DC for about 5 years and it is slowly progressing in both hands (mostly left hand) and both feet. The impact on my feet has me most concerned.

My thanks to the forum for info on glucosamine/chondratin. I was starting to take this combo for deteriorating knees. I'll have to find another approach for that malady.

Does anyone have info on the progress of clinical trials testing the injectable (anti)collagenase? My doctor says the trials that started two years ago still have two years to go at four university hospitals.

Other background: I am 55 years old; my father has lived with "bumps" on his hands most of his elder years (but was never diagnosed with DC; we are descended from Norwegian ancestry (my father and g-father claim to have been the last of the Viking pillagers---or did they say villagers?)

Any info would be helpful. Good luck to all.

10/17/02 02:17
Gary Evans

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10/17/02 02:17
Gary Evans

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DC

Alan,
What is the condition of your feet? What is your lifestyle and has it had an effect on your feet?
What are the symtoms of your hands?
Gary

02/28/03 01:40
Daphne

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02/28/03 01:40
Daphne

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needle aponevrotomy ?

I have DC in my right hand and also both feet. Surgery has been the only sugestion put forward by my doctor. I have had this for about 10yrs and an waiting for an op on my hand. I have now decided to cancel it after reading the info on this forum for which I thank every contributer. I found this site about needle aponevrotomy:-http://www.dupuytren.org/html/gbsommaire.html
and wondered if anyone had tried it.
When I was young I had tennis elbow and had a cortisone injection, its strange but this DC seems to pull right up to the cord that was injected in the elbow. Is it possible theres a connection? Is it the same cord perhaps?

03/02/03 01:22
Guillermo de la Parra

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03/02/03 01:22
Guillermo de la Parra

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dupuytren and glucosamine

I am writing from Chile, South America and have had the same experience with glucosamine: my doctor give it to me for an ostearthrosis and after a couple of months I began with a Dupuytrens Syndrome. When I read the forum I decided to stop the intake of glucosamine (1500mg)and the disease stopped. Now I have no Dupuytren symptoms.

Best regards,

Guillermo

08/22/03 02:08
helen roberts

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08/22/03 02:08
helen roberts

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Vitamin E and DC

Both my father and I have suffered with DC in one hand. I read on the internet that taking 5times the recommended dose of vitamin E might help. It has totally relieved symptoms for us both.

08/31/03 02:04
hugh

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08/31/03 02:04
hugh

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vitamin E

I began taking Glucosamine about a year ago, simply as a precaution to future potential problems. I am a very fit 44 year old with a past sporting career. I noticed the lump in my right hand appear about 4 months ago and following research, have stopped taking the GC. I will report on how the condition develops. I come from a very large family and noone else has any symptons.

09/06/03 02:25
john 
09/06/03 02:25
john 
vitamin E

Has anyone heard of references indicating larger doses of vitamin E might help DC? If so kindly indicate where they are to be found. Thanks.

09/30/03 02:26
Curious Swedish

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09/30/03 02:26
Curious Swedish

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Dupuytrens and DJD

Dear Bill,
I am 45 and of Swedish background and my father has DC which was successfully operated on back in Sweden. Now I have the beginning of DJD of the knees and am considering taking Glucosamine/Condroitin and maybe MSN and find the info on this web site interesting. I am in the medical field and had no idea that there was a connection between DC and glucosamine. I look at my right hand occ to see if I may be getting DC. There is a questionable very small start on one hand, fourth digit, but I'm not sure.

09/30/03 02:32
JERRY 
09/30/03 02:32
JERRY 
Dupuytren~sq~s

Please e-mail me for further info re Glucosamine, etc.

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