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Old 22nd January 2019, 13:21   #331
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Cousin has a uterine fibroid. Her Ayurveda doctor gave her some combination of Kanchanara Guggulu, Shigru Guggulu, and Haridra Khand but the formulation started giving her knee pain. This has happened before also to her with some Ayurvedic medicines. Long back when she was taking some Ayurvedic medicines she started knee pains & this pain goes as soon as she stops the medicine. We think it's because some Ayurvedic formulation have heavy metals. But other Ayurvedic medicines work just fine for her. So the question is where she can get Kanchanara Guggulu, Shigru Guggulu, and Haridra Khand without heavy metals?
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Cousin has a uterine fibroid. Her Ayurveda doctor gave her some combination of Kanchanara Guggulu, Shigru Guggulu, and Haridra Khand but the formulation started giving her knee pain. This has happened before also to her with some Ayurvedic medicines. Long back when she was taking some Ayurvedic medicines she started knee pains & this pain goes as soon as she stops the medicine. We think it's because some Ayurvedic formulation have heavy metals. But other Ayurvedic medicines work just fine for her. So the question is where she can get Kanchanara Guggulu, Shigru Guggulu, and Haridra Khand without heavy metals?
I am not a doctor but i don't think heavy metal ingestion causes knee pain as a symptom.
Has your cousin's primary condition(Fibroid) improved upon taking these medicines ? Did you ask your Ayurvedic doctor about knee pain as a side effect of these medicines?

As per my knowledge medicines like Guggulu are classical ayurvedic formulations, meaning that they can be supplied by multiple pharmacies. Do check with your local Ayurvedic store if they have other brands like Baidyanath/Dabur/Patanjali for these medicines.
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Has your cousin's primary condition(Fibroid) improved upon taking these medicines ? Did you ask your Ayurvedic doctor about knee pain as a side effect of these medicines?
This is not the first time. It's happened many times over the last 15 years. Some Ayurvedic medicines give her knee pain. And she has to stop it immediately. The first time this happened, it was hell because nobody connected it. She even went to an Orthopedician for it. But at around the same time, she stopped the medicine for a few days (Forgot to pack it while going for a week's trip) and the pain stopped. But she still didn't connect it. Then when she came back, she restarted it & the pain started within a week & it stopped within a day of discontinuing it again. Same thing has happened many times. This time again, it started within a week of starting the medicines & stopped within a day of stopping the medication.

And her uterine fibroids was asymptomatic so no way to say if it helped or not. Also one of the known effects of heavy metals is joint pain.
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Poorly formulated ayurvedic medicines especially taken without supervision and with breaks in the course - you can expect side effects.

Fibroids are best treated with surgery. Even Ayurveda had shailya chikitsa aka surgery so it is a viable option even if you asked the old rishis like Charaka. Find a competent gynecological surgeon and proceed on their advice.
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Poorly formulated ayurvedic medicines especially taken without supervision and with breaks in the course - you can expect side effects.
The first ones to cause this 15 years back was from one of the Big Kerala based Ayurveda dispensaries. She has taken many medicines from them over the years but only this one medicine caused the problem. And it was not taken without supervision. And the pain in the knees happened before the break in course. The unintended break in course was made her realize that it was because of the medicine.

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Fibroids are best treated with surgery.
It's asymptomatic. It was discovered during a Ultrasound done to check if she has gallstones. Even her MBBS doctor is not recommending surgery as of now. He just said to wait & watch because she is anyway nearing menopause.
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