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Old 02-20-2014, 06:59 AM   #11
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Re: NSAID Usage

How about Omega 3s, they have natural anti-flammatory benefits. I recently read an article recommending higher doses of EPA's and DHA's to combat tendonitis.

Fairly inexpensive and your body will get rid of what it does not want.
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:19 AM   #12
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Re: NSAID Usage

I assume it isn't a big issue for a muscle pull/strain since you would only be using them for a short time period? I have a muscle strain in my back at the moment and can hardly sleep if I don't load up on Aleve but I assume it will go away in the next couple days. I have been taking fish oils too, is there anything else that will help the inflammation?
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:27 AM   #13
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Re: NSAID Usage

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How about Omega 3s, they have natural anti-flammatory benefits. I recently read an article recommending higher doses of EPA's and DHA's to combat tendonitis.

Fairly inexpensive and your body will get rid of what it does not want.
Good suggestion - was doing some research and came across this:

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/26136767/n.../#.UwUgp_ldXHU (WFS)

which includes the fish oil recommendation. I'll have to up my dosage according to that article and see what happens.

I'm somewhat used to the pain sadly. I was off all NSAIDS from last October to two weeks ago, but a back spasm made me take them again. I was just amazed at how good my knees felt during the 5 days I took them. And now, being off them for 6 days, they're back to being painful and achy.
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Old 02-22-2014, 12:03 PM   #14
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Re: NSAID Usage

Fish oils are great but from what I've read you have to really megadose it to have an effect - I think something like 3.6g IIRC
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Old 02-23-2014, 05:56 AM   #15
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Re: NSAID Usage

It is not uncommon to see recommendations in the realm of .75-1 grams of fish oil per 10 pounds of body weight per day. Meaning somewhere between 15-25 grams for an average male. This volume can be difficult to ingest via gel capsule form, and most of those tend to have relatively low amounts of the elements you are taking it for anyhow. The liquid versions are much easier, but I would recommend experimenting with flavors before ordering in bulk, as some are terrible. I would be interested in hearing your results should you begin a heavy fish oil regiment.
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:44 AM   #16
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Re: NSAID Usage

Watch out with ridiculously high-dose fish oil supplementation. As with anything else, too much can be as bad or worse.
http://chriskresser.com/when-it-come...-is-not-better wfs
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:28 PM   #17
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Re: NSAID Usage

These numbers are really high! I'd to see who's recommended that much.

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It is not uncommon to see recommendations in the realm of .75-1 grams of fish oil per 10 pounds of body weight per day. Meaning somewhere between 15-25 grams for an average male. This volume can be difficult to ingest via gel capsule form, and most of those tend to have relatively low amounts of the elements you are taking it for anyhow. The liquid versions are much easier, but I would recommend experimenting with flavors before ordering in bulk, as some are terrible. I would be interested in hearing your results should you begin a heavy fish oil regiment.
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Old 02-23-2014, 05:39 PM   #18
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It can be rather upsetting to people's stomachs in high dosages, but there are several calculators, including Robb Wolfs that I remember seeing saying that. I'll go fact check to ensure I'm not spreading bad word. I have been taking 16 grams of burpless capsules now daily for six months with no more side effects than a normal morning cup of coffee delivers. (Except a much lighter wallet!) That study is certainly enticing me to reconsider, since my results would certainly be considered short term, and possibly placebo-ish. I can't remember what the level one numbers recommended exactly either, though I have my notes. I do know they were more concentrated on actual EPA and DHA intake rather than the rated mg of the dose.

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Old 02-23-2014, 05:56 PM   #19
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http://www.crossfitinvictus.com/nutr...ould-you-take/ (wfs)

Here is another article substantiating what I was saying, although it advocates reducing the dosage as improvements are recognized. I will be continuing to review the previously posted article however, as even Robb Wolf admits the author knows what he is talking about. Thanks for the link!
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:45 PM   #20
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Re: NSAID Usage

Definitely should be reducing as symptoms decrease. Also, I think the amount should somewhat determined by each persons nutrition.

I'm not comfortable telling a patient or member to take more than 8g/day without discussing with their PCP.


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http://www.crossfitinvictus.com/nutr...ould-you-take/ (wfs)

Here is another article substantiating what I was saying, although it advocates reducing the dosage as improvements are recognized. I will be continuing to review the previously posted article however, as even Robb Wolf admits the author knows what he is talking about. Thanks for the link!
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