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Offline Mike76

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glucosamine and scar tissue
« on: October 15, 2003, 02:13:18 PM »
Have heard something about glucosamine causing scar tissue after surgery. I have searched all over this site re this subject but nothing. ???
It has now been 7 months since my surgery and my question is, if the above is true, has it been long enough for this not to occur if I start loading on glucosamine now?
Repeated dislocations.Patelar re-alignment, meniscal repair/reattachment,  lateral release-20th march 03.
Training once again  :D

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Re: glucosamine and scar tissue
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2003, 03:39:37 PM »
Hi Mike

I have heard similiar from people but I have never been able to substaniate this by relaible means.

I have taken Glucosmaine for 4 years and although I already have a problem with scar tissue formation, I don't think I've become worse by taking glucosamine and I've had too many surgeries to mention!!


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Re: glucosamine and scar tissue
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2003, 03:45:34 PM »
Hi Iona


Yeah I think I read it somewhere on the net one time. My cousin also advised me as well,   which he used to be a proffesional body builder.

Still thanks for the input.  Still wondering if 7 months is long enough time for the tissue inside to be fully healed.

Cheers ;)
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Re: glucosamine and scar tissue
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2003, 08:31:00 PM »
My OS actually recommended glucosamine immediately after my last surgery.    I haven't had any scar tissue problems and have taken glucosamine, chondriotin and SAM-e immediately following both of my surgeries.

I think there just isn't enough research to know for sure one way or another.
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Re: glucosamine and scar tissue
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2003, 07:32:00 AM »
Yeah i agree,  alot of mixed messages.
What is this SAM-E? I read it somewhere b4 but dismissed it as some code name or sumfin  :-[
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Re: glucosamine and scar tissue
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2003, 12:08:30 AM »
http://www.bodyandfitness.com/Information/Health/Research/same.htm

http://www.bettersam-e.com/arthritis.html

SAM-e is probably better known as a supplement that improves your mood.   But it supposedly also can help cartilege to grow and definitely helps to relieve joint pain without side effects that actual/normal pain killers have.   (My stomach is a mess when I take pain killers.) I do notice that if I take it in the evening, it's harder to sleep, but when I take it in the morning, I don't notice any side effects at all.   SAM-e is expensive, but I've found it to be worthwhile.

I remember reading a lot on the internet, but unfortunately didn't bookmark it...  I'll post if I see any good articles.

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Re: glucosamine and scar tissue
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2003, 09:43:10 AM »
Ok,  I have been taking sam-e and glucosamine for about 5 days now. I usually have to take a hell of alot of anit-inflamatories but all seems to be fine.

I do realise you need to have at least 15 - 30 days before anything to acually improve,  so will keep posted.  ;)
Repeated dislocations.Patelar re-alignment, meniscal repair/reattachment,  lateral release-20th march 03.
Training once again  :D