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#1 PrincessB

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 08:47 PM

Hi all,

I have mild joint pains in my hands, wrists and elbows and I was wondering about taking cod liver oil. I did a search on the forum and found info about cod liver oil and arthritis and I wondered whether that meant that the benefits would apply to sclerdorma sufferers as well. Anyone out there use it? Or, more importantly, any scleroderma people been told NOT to use it (my appointment with my specialist isn't for a while)?

Thanks all, B x
Diagnosed diffuse systemic scleroderma December 2005 (on my 30th birthday, as if turning 30 wasn't enough?!)

#2 lizzie

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 01:24 AM

Hi B, I don't know whetherthe Cod liver oil will help with the arthritis type symptoms. However it is Ok to take it - in fact I think some doctors ( including those at the Royal Free) even recommend taking fish oil (I think they recommend higher
doses than normal) . There is some though that it is helpful for Rayauds.
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#3 smac0719

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 10:55 AM

I take cod liver oil daily to combat colds and also take Omega 3. I can't say that it has helped my arthritis, but it definitely hasn't hurt (and I don't get as many colds as I used to :) )
I may have Scleroderma, but Scleroderma doesn't have me!