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Jennerdysphoria Sun 10-May-20 11:24:53

Suddenly overnight the stiffness in my back and legs, that has been worrying me for about a month, has disappeared. This seems almost miraculous and I am trying to discover the cause. The only new things to have passed my lips have been
banana
turmeric
ginger
butter beans
cucumber
butter
balsamic vinegar
Martini
milk (more than usual)

Any ideas?!

Toadinthehole Sun 10-May-20 11:36:13

Could be the turmeric. That’s supposed to rid you of aching and stiffness overnight. It’s anti inflammatory I think. Glad you’re feeling better, we might try it too.

Jennerdysphoria Sun 10-May-20 11:41:31

Thankyou Toad. Yes I will try the turmeric again. The feeling of relief and even springiness is marvellous.

grandMattie Sun 10-May-20 11:44:33

Probably Turmeric. DH takes tablets every day and says that it has helped the stiffness in his knees no end.

Toadinthehole Sun 10-May-20 11:50:50

My knees are the Bain of my life! Definitely going to try turmeric now!!

BBbevan Mon 11-May-20 05:52:10

Just an aside. Turmeric is good for the eyes too

shysal Mon 11-May-20 08:05:54

Would be best to check Google if you are on other medication. Turmeric does not mix with some. Brief summary only here.
Pleased to hear that you are getting some relief.

GrannyLaine Mon 11-May-20 08:36:27

Just from a common sense perspective, if the stiffness has literally disappeared overnight, it is highly unlikely that any of the foodstuffs you mention are responsible.

leeds22 Mon 11-May-20 09:49:15

Turmeric made me feel sick and made a friend quite ill.

SusieFlo Mon 11-May-20 09:56:13

Are you getting more exercise? I’m going for more walks and my sciatica seems better. Let’s hope it lasts!

marionk Mon 11-May-20 10:10:56

I had this along with a feeling of extreme tiredness for over 6 weeks and I had just got a Drs appointment when we went into lockdown - I cancelled the appointment as I thought there would be many more in greater need than me and within a week I came out the other side - I do wonder if it was this ‘mild’ dose of Covid they keep talking about.

barb1946 Mon 11-May-20 10:19:36

I also have read that turmeric is good for joint pain etc. So glad to hear it has worked for you. I will definitely start taking it to help my knee now I know of someone who has had relief. Going for long walks would be wonderful ……. I wish.

Mollygo Mon 11-May-20 10:21:24

I feel a lot fitter with all this daily walking, but we take JointCare, not the one with turmeric as that didn’t exist when we started.

If you’ve been walking more, that might account for it-or even the Martini. I hope the effect lasts for more than one overnight.

Davida1968 Mon 11-May-20 10:35:27

Maybe its the turmeric? (I take this daily ) but I'm guessing it's probably a combination of factors. As others say, are you taking more daily exercise? I've been undertaking a daily walk and I think this is helping me. Also, under"shut-down" we are eating very sensibly - all home-cooked meals with fresh veggies, delivered from the farm shop. Have you lost a bit of weight? - we both have, and that's very helpful for joint pain.

Davida1968 Mon 11-May-20 10:36:27

PS And you are having more milk. Milk has calcium - good for the bones!

Growing0ldDisgracefully Mon 11-May-20 10:37:14

I enquired at a well known health food store about turmeric but was told it wasn't suitable for those with gall bladder problems or for those, like me, who have had to have it removed. I was really hoping, when I opened this post, that someone had discovered a home miracle cure for stiffness and sore joints! Last Nov/Dec I woke up with a horrible pain down 1 side of my neck, probably caused by sleeping awkwardly and thought it would sort itself out. Wrong - I've still got it, was thinking of making a rare visit to the GP then lockdown happened. I also suffer from pain in 1 hip, and often both sets of pain interfere with my sleeping, or wake me up. I guess getting older isn't helping as I also suffer from grumbly knees so weightbearing exercise isn't really much of an option. Lockdown has prevented me from my usual exercise (swimming and motorcycling), and I just feel everything is just seizing up and getting stiffer and more painful. I've tried walking but then suffered even more with the hip pain (like nagging toothache). Before anyone comments about the motorcycling not being exercise, there are numerous studies showing this to have equivalent benefits and calories use to walking but without the pain! So if anyone has found something other than turmeric which helps with joint pain, I'd love to know and give it a try.

barb1946 Mon 11-May-20 10:40:44

oops!!

janipans Mon 11-May-20 11:13:07

I think I read somewhere that cod liver oil can help with joint pain? But if you think it is one of those foods listed that has helped why not just keep eating them all regularly, then, if still ok you can drop one at a time and see if anything changes. Failing that I have a TENS machine which is great for pain relief without medication and is not an expensive bit of kit to buy!

Gingergirl Mon 11-May-20 11:24:17

I know some will think this is rubbish, but consider whether you feel different emotionally. Sometimes our emotions affect aches and pains...as they change, so can the pain. Nutritionally, turmeric and ginger can help with inflammation but more importantly, if the whole balance of your diet has altered, that can also in turn affect pain. I’m a complementary therapist and have found over twenty years, that emotion and diet are possibly the two most important factors (in that order).

sandelf Mon 11-May-20 11:25:23

Bit left field but do you think you might just have sort of relaxed somewhere after the PM statement that we are going to adjust the lockdown and its a bit reassuring and 'steady as you go'? I know we have been just so tired for ages and I have really 'fallen' into stupid panic (about decontamination of shopping). Trying to rest and be calm.

Abuelana Mon 11-May-20 11:25:44

Turmeric keep taking it 💪

Helennonotion Mon 11-May-20 11:33:02

Home made Golden Paste made from turmeric, coconut oil and ground black pepper. Changed my life for the better! Very little stiffness now and I've only had a couple of very mild colds in the 2 and a half years I've been taking it. The dog takes it too! There's a very helpful Facebook group called 'Turmeric Support Group People & Pets' Loads of info on there.

icanhandthemback Mon 11-May-20 11:35:51

Turmeric needs to have pepper added to make it a miracle cure!

Hetty58 Mon 11-May-20 11:39:22

In my case it's helped to avoid certain foods. I found that changing from vegetarian to vegan really improved my joint flexibility. Dairy can be an irritant for some of us. Cutting down on Omega-6 helps too.

www.healthline.com/health/foods-to-avoid-with-arthritis#salt-and-preservatives

Bijou Mon 11-May-20 11:45:29

I am pleased I watched this forum. I suffer from stiffness and pain in joints from arthritis and have been taking turmeric recently. Now from Shasal’s post find that it can make bleeding worse. Since having anal cancer ( cured) bleed when going to the toilet which has been worse lately so think this maybe due to the turmeric. Seems that curing one problem can cause another. I do take cod liver oil.