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**Stella ~by~ Starlight**★..★..★

**Stella ~by~ Starlight**★..★..★ Report 3 Apr 2014 10:48

That's a shame Sylvia, i use it because i am not allowed to take anti-inflammatory medicines..nothing stronger than paracetamol for me and this cream works wonders as long as i remember to put on a disposable glove when i use it. My worst pain is actually in my hands and obviously i cannot use the cream for that as i might touch my eyes and that would burn... ouch

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 3 Apr 2014 00:59

I don't think Flex-All is the same as Flexiseq

These are the ingredients of Flex-All as I found on Google. It's apparently been available since 1987


Flexall (7% menthol) and Maximum Strength Flexall (16% menthol) are unique aloe vera gel formulas with natural oils (eucalyptus, peppermint, thyme) and vitamin E.

Maximum Strength Flexall Plus contains three active ingredients (16% menthol, 10% methyl salicylate, 3.1% camphor) in the same vitamin E-enriched aloe vera base.



so it uses naturopathic ingredients.



Stella ................. I didn't use too much, but I certainly got a build-up response to capsaicin!

GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 2 Apr 2014 22:04

Thanks for that Scozz, very interesting.

Emma :-)

LadyScozz

LadyScozz Report 2 Apr 2014 21:53

We use Flex-All, it's available in a cream or a gel. I wonder if it's the same as the Flexiseq?

We can't find it in any pharmacy locally, but we buy it on-line.

Our local chemist is a "holistic pharmacy".... they have as many so-called "natural" products as pharmacy medications.... I've tried lots of the "natural" ones & they didn't help at all.

Flex-All doesn't burn, but you feel the heat a few minutes after applying... and it doesn't stink!

At the moment, I think the local naturopath is working wonders! See my thread on acupuncture & cupping.

GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 2 Apr 2014 21:47

Thanks Sylvia and Stella for your posts, I would not recommend
any creams etc for people to use as like yourselves would need to
go into it further, am interested to hear what my GP has to say.

Emma :-)

**Stella ~by~ Starlight**★..★..★

**Stella ~by~ Starlight**★..★..★ Report 2 Apr 2014 21:41

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2551223/How-smearing-fat-joints-ease-arthritis.html

**Stella ~by~ Starlight**★..★..★

**Stella ~by~ Starlight**★..★..★ Report 2 Apr 2014 21:32

i use capsaicin cream and find it works wonders for me, i don't get the burning sensation on my skin but i have heard friends say that it burns them.. you only need a tiny pea size blob, maybe they have used too much in one area?

i have been looking to find out what the ingredients are in this new cream but they are not listed anywhere?, i also read the comments on Amazon which are very varied from people who said it was a miracle cream to those who said it didn't work..

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 2 Apr 2014 21:26

being an osteoarthritic sufferer, I'm always interested in possible help ............ even though it is not avalaible over here.


I have to say that it looks interesting ............... but also a little "witch-doctorey"

The idea of little fat droplets penetrating into the joint seems weird!


I would also worry about these two comments, my emphasis in capitals ................

"It can be rubbed into painful joints twice a day and, because it is drug-free, it is NOT THOUGHT TO CAUSE ANY DANGEROUS SIDE EFFECTS"


and


"This topical treatment is drug-free and SEEMS to have an excellent safety profile."



I once used a capsaicin-containing cream for the pain .................... drug-free, but with warnings, one of which was that one might feel a slight burning sensation when first suing this cream, but that this would go away.


NO WAY, JOSE!!


.............. applying any kind of heat to the area caused an intense burning sensation for the whole time I used it, and it got worse as time went on .......................... and that included getting into the bath or shower, or sweating during or after exercise. It was really really painful!

I had to stop using it.





GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 2 Apr 2014 19:32

Hi Mary, tried Glucosamine for over a year and did nothing for me either.

The piece in the paper was about a woman in Scotland who
had bad arthritis and she had a vast improvement to her symtoms
as you say worth a try.

Emma :-)

Mary

Mary Report 2 Apr 2014 18:54

If you google it and go to Lloyds Pharmacy it says it will not be available on NHS.

Good reviews though,I have osteoarthritis in toe joints so this might be one to try.
Glucosamine not doing much good,if any at all.

Maryb

GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 2 Apr 2014 18:17

Thanks Kay, OH had spotted that for me
am going to check with GP first to see if it
can be used with other drugs.

Emma :-)

Kay????

Kay???? Report 2 Apr 2014 18:13

check out amazon. @ £15.....and possiby other suppliers,

GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 2 Apr 2014 18:05

I have a GPs appointment next week so am going to
ask him about it.

Emma :-)

GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 2 Apr 2014 14:04

Anyone heard of Flexiseq Gel, it is used for people with Arthritis and can be
bought over the counter at chemists etc. it costs £18.49 but word is it could
be prescribed by GPs by end of year.
Have read some good reviews on it, wondered if anyone had heard of it.

Emma