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  1. Hi Ronald, When I was a kid and got chicken pox (before vaccines) my mom, who was also a nurse, had me soak in a tub with a cup of baking soda mixed in. I was covered in angry sores and it soothed the pain and itch. It was an old remedy for inflammation of the skin. It might be worth a try. Sometimes old remedies might work. Hope you feel better. Elaine.
  2. Hello Charwim, I am so sorry you are in a struggle with the pain and stiffness. I have been diagnosed with Limited Scleroderma which was found by accident. I have osteoarthritis which came on practically overnight in both my knees and right hip. I am stiff as rock when I wake up and can barely walk. My sister in law was diagnosed with Lupus over 20 years ago. The medications were making her feel worse and worse. She threw everything away and started studying everything she could find on holistic approaches to healing. She changed her diet completely to organic foods. She said I should look at every packaged food. If there are more than 5 ingredients don't buy it. She put herself into complete remission from Lupus 20 years ago. She has always told me small changes can make a big difference. If you give your body what it needs it will help heal it. She uses fresh Flax seed oil in a Whey Protein shake with added turmeric powder for inflammation. She also tries to eliminate all refined sugars, pasta and bread. I have started the Flax seed oil with Whey Protein and mix it with some banana a bit of turmeric powder and anything else healthy that makes it taste better. I found everything online at a health food site. The Whey comes in different flavors. I figure anything is worth a try but it takes time. I love chocolate but I can only eat Milk chocolate and not the dark which causes terrible acid reflux. But sugar is a no no with inflammatory conditions. She also tries to eat very very little red meat. I love everything that is on the no list, but she says once I get used to it I will notice the difference. She also does stretching exercises every morning and evening to keep her joints more limber and reduce pain. I have been choking on liquid and food for years. I am not sure if it is becoming an anxiety symptom. I was endoscoped in 2006 which was a long time ago and there was nothing in the esophagus. I am going to have it checked again and checked for scarring from my acid reflux. It always seems I choke more when I am upset and worried. You are not alone and ramble all you like. Hope you feel better. Elaine
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