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Maumelle, AR
A 26-year-old female asked:

Severe joint pain in hips feet toes hands fingers knees elbows morning stiffness daily 20 mg prednisone no help mri no inflam ana 1:320 help?

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Dr. Ward Dean
Anti-Aging Medicine 43 years experience
Try DMSO: DMSO (dimethylsulfoxide)--aka horse liniment--is available at a health food store or feed/veterinary supply. For systemic inflammatory conditions as you apparently have, I suggest one tsp per day orally. It tastes terrible. Mix with a small amount of water, and chase it with something else to kill the taste. Major adverse effect is that you will "off-gas" the DMSO in your breath and sweat.
Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean commented
Anti-Aging Medicine 43 years experience
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DMSO is a powerful anti-inflammatory substance, and should give you relief after a few hours. The substance has a particular "pungent" odor--sometimes equated to garlic or oysters. It's not objectionable--just unique. Consequently, you may want to avoid using it for a day or so if you are going to be in close proximity to others. Those who are familiar with its smell may ask, "Who's using DMSO?
Nov 27, 2014

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