Has anyone ever used dmso

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  1. ttwarrior1

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    if you don't know what it is, then i doubt you have, thanks

    Im considering buying a cream with aloe vera.

    It's also in penetrex but not a big ammount i believe
     
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    Search for it. Robert (the member with a cyclist avatar) and some others have used it in the past.
     
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    Yes. It is converted to MSM in the body but it penetrates the skin and tissue much better. Also has the ability to drive other substances deep. Will try to dig up that other thread.
     
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    I used it around 1984 or 85 when it was the next big thing. Used it for groin pulls and maybe a bit on the knee. Supposed to increase the blood circulation and heat up the area.

    I later gave it up and used wet heat (a hot water bottle wrapped with a wet towel).

    Had no idea it was still being used.
     
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    I didn't know people still used that outside of industry or research...

    I've had gloves on every time I've handled that.
     
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    I've used it once.

    Isn't it basically horse lineament?

    I used it on a bad case of shin splints I think it was, and a sprained ankle from tennis.

    Anyway, strange stuff, unsure it really did anything... think it is used as a conduit, a carrier, to move other medicine deeper, true, but am unsure on what inherent properties I experienced from it itself. I think it best to apply and leave it to the open air for an hour. I applied it, and put socks over and played tennis. It felt like I had absorbed some of my sock.
     
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    why would people stop using something that works, if it works, it works forever
     
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    ^ It might have a similar effect to eating garlic if you use a large amount of DMSO on your skin.

    I believe that it is still used in hospitals, by pro sports trainers and, yes, as a liniment for horses. Here are some additional uses:

    http://www.altmedicenter.com/am/dmso.asp?pageID=dmso3.asp
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    okee doky.........
     
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    ^ Any luck with DMSO, Emu oil, Penetrex or any other concoction?
     
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    Used it in the 80s for a few yrs......college trainer used it on us almost every day. Stuff was awesome and at the time the main cheap supply was from Vet clinics or from horse trainers who used drums of the stuff. As was said the WORST issue was that it caused the most horrible bad breath and nasty taste in the mouth - in some folks it would sweat out like garlic in others like me all I got was a crappy taste in the back of my throat - if could tell if someone used it often as you could smell their breath from across the room:)
    I believe some pain creams still have it as an ingredient at very low levels.
     
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    ^ Some users report an objectionable taste/smell. Others report a very mild taste and little or no smell. A lot depends on your own body chemistry and how much you use. I use a moderate amount on my left shoulder and to both knees. I experience a slight/mild garlic-y taste that is not really objectionable. Never really had an breath or body odor problem with the amount that I use.
     
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    ordered some, and yes garlic taste in the mouth, will let u know how it goes
     
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    i am currently using for my TE also, it seems to help. i am also trying the ASYTM along with trigger point theraphy - man i am trying everything to get rid of this curse.:(
     
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    not sure if im supposed too but im using glucosamine cream with it so i can save it for longer
     
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    I use occasionally on sore lower back. Seems to help a little. I don't notice the garlic taste/smell much, I use a small amount and must have the "right" chemistry to proccess it well. Sometimes I will follow it with some natural cream with some cayenne pepper in it. The combo does really warm the area and help lossen tight muscles.

    I figure, even if it has mostly a placebo effect, it is worth it to use.
     
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    Don't see any problem with that. Glucosamine creams/lotions often include MSM and Chondriotin. DMSO helps these creams to penetrate better. DMSO, itself, converts to MSM in the body.
     
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    i have used it a few times and yes - bad breath - but it seems to help. i use it a small amount and a couple of times a day. it does help.
    how much? i don't know yet - but will let people know if it becomes the cure for TE.:)
     
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    bad breath has seem to gone away on it, if u use it enough, it goes away
     
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    Ordered DMSO with peppermint oil, best stuff I've ever used and does not smell
     
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    ^ Very cool. Where did you find this product?



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    Amazon, sunfood old fashioned peppermint oil.

    I would buy full strength if your not around people that smell u
     
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    http://www.amazon.com/Sunfood-Old-Fashioned-Peppermint-Liniment/dp/B0040MKYZ0

    I assume this is it. Looks like it contain 25% DMSO (by volume). Pricier than "pure" DMSO. How is its effectiveness compared to straight DMSO? Or "pure" DMSO in conjunction with some other topical cream, lotion or spray? Have you tried the DMSO/Aloe (70/30) product?
     
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    I like that product because your getting benefit of dmso. No smell, and it also has msm, horse chesnut and peppermint oil so your getting benefit of a few things.

    Im buying both. The regular and this peppermint oil and will put more dmso on with it.

    I haven't made up my mind if i want the liquid or aloe yet but both are good.

    You will have a oyster taste in your mouth for a few min but its not bad.
     
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    ^ Might not need the MSM since DMSO is converted into MSM in the body. MSM is aka DMSO2. The advantage that DMSO has is that it readily penetrates the skin whereas MSM does not. OTOH, if both DMSO and MSM are present in the product, the DMSO could help the MSM penetrate the skin since DMSO has the ability to drive other substances thru the skin (into the tissue and bloodstream?).
     
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    yes i believe so, i think your right.
    I just joined a dmso yahoo group and people on there are actually putting on dmso and ben gay red.

    That has to be hot as hell
     
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    ^ Ouch! I might be tempted to use DMSO with Tiger Balm Red but not with Ben Gay Red.

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    i figured tiger balm would be as hot. Ive never used ben gay red, but have used regular ben gay. Not sure if the same.

    I have a 50 dollar amazon card and getting the peppermint oil.

    Just can't decide if i want the cream now or just the liquid. I might buy separate aloe vera and get the liquid.
     
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    ^ That is the "pure" DMSO that I have used the most. Seems to be a pretty decent product. As for Tiger Balm Red -- I do not find it all that hot. I use it mostly for headaches rather than for joint or muscle aches. However, it might use it for the latter the next time I buy some DMSO. Lately, I've been using Emu oil instead of DMSO cuz I got some as a gift.

    The Emu oil helps but I believe that DMSO is probably more effective.
     
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    finally got it in the mail on saturday. For some reason, no garlic taste or oyster, no smell. Haven't got the peppermint lotion yet, but will have both on at same time.

    I actually put 2 drops of dmso in both my eyes and will see if it says what it can do for that.

    Supposedly tommorrow morning, my eyes will be glued shut and might have to pry them open.
     
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