Cisssus for muscle tears?

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  1. ss4vegeta1

    ss4vegeta1 Blue Belt

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    Will it help the healing process? My doctor recently prescribed me some anti-inflammatory meds. I asked him if it had any side effects and he got this mad look on his face like I am the doctor, why are you asking me questions.
     
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    I don't think there's anything anti-inflammatory that doesn't have side effects. However, some are milder than others. I took Mobic for a long time because of my spine injury and that was pretty much side effect free.

    That said, I'd be skeptical about an herb being as good as doctor prescribed medications. You're probably best served taking it, however, a doctor that would be willing to discuss treatment with you would probably be better going forward. My ortho was always willing to help me understand what was being done.
     
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    a lot of doctors hate it when you ask them questions. i have used cissus in the past for join pain, never for a muscle tear though.
     
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    I tore my calf muscle 2 years ago. Ice, anti-inflammatories, and ibuprofen. The anti-inflammatories I was taking gave me the most vivid and ridiculous dreams I had ever had.
     
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    ^

    Now which ones would those be? :icon_chee

    On a serious note, cissuss is usually for joint related pains. Try salt baths, RICE etc.
     
  6. ss4vegeta1

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    Def going to pickup cissus but I told him I take fish oil as a Anti-inflammatory and he says that it doesn't work. I doubt it seriously. I felt it working at 8g a day. Anyway I'll try his med but they are so quick to write prescriptions . You know? Also he was on his smart phone while diagnosing me. WTF? I think he was at one of those symptom checking sites like mayoclinic.
     
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    My friend is a pharmacist and they have these special PDAs that have drug information like interactions, indications and contraindications. I can't imagine a GP would not have one. If you're that concerned get a second opinion, perhaps a specialist like an Ortho, or a particular body part expert.
     
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    Unfortunately not all docs are good, gotta find the right one. Took me a few years but I finally found a GP that supports my view on supplements. She has even recommended things like milk thistle and has complemented my high dosing of fish oil.

    So I am not totally OT, cissus is more for joints and ligaments. Heat and ice are your friend for muscle tears.
     
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    I don't trust doctors anymore for the most part and especially not Western medicine, aside from surgeries which CAN be beneficial. What I would do is research the drug he wants to put you on, and then decide for yourself whether or not you want to take it. Personally...I wouldn't trust any doctor who is against any alternative treatments and tries to push prescriptions. Sometimes the risk isn't worth the reward.
     
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    I had a partially torn rotator cuff and continued training while taking Cissus. In hindsight that wasn't a good idea since Cissus turns out to be a pretty strong analgesic and reduced the pain enogh to allowed me to train as if nothing was wrong. I ended up complete tearing my rotator cuff and going in for surgery.
     
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    I don't know if cissus will help a muscle tear or not. I'm not sure it's supposed to.

    One thing I can say is that cissus powder has eliminated repetitive stress pain in my wrists and elbows.
     
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    I am praying that this will help. If surgery will work I want to get it over with but it pains me so much to go this long w/o working out legs.
     
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    i know how you feel, but you gotta give your body time to recover after a surgery
     

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