At first I was more than happy with the product. I had gone from barely walking more than a few feet without pain to putting away my cane.
I even refused the second surgery on my back; and didn't need another injection in my spine (Which is a series of 3-injections). The swelling in my knee from a bad knee surgery was so much better as I could actually get my knee bent far enough to tie my own shoes, which I hadn't been able to do for over a year.My arthritis was finally bareable and I was even considering trying to go back to work.My face swelled up to the point my eyes swelled close and my face and neck was so welped I was afraid to go around my grandchildren for fear of scaring them.Then all of a sudden...I broke out in an unbelievable rash that itched so badly that I was scratching myself raw. I had gone to my doctor and gotten an injection plus a topical ointment and a perscription with a warning to get to the hospital if it got any worse or it felt that my throat was closing up.(I had originally thought this was from hair dye).I had forgotten about taking the Omega XL while at the doctors office...but suddenly remembered it once I mentally started to go over everything that I was doing differently. At that point I stopped taking the Omega XL and within days the rash was disapearing and the itching was gone.Not wanting to think it was the Omega XL, because it had helped me be mobile again, so I started taking it again.
Within a week I was itching again and I was developing the rash all over again, this was not caused by Hair Dye as I have not used it again.
As of today, March 2nd, 2013, I have stopped taking the Omega XL and will not take it again. That being said I just recieved another shipment which is leaving me with 3 full bottles and a partial bottle of Omega XL.I have gone through Customer Services, sent an e-mail and plan to call them once their office opens again on Monday 03/04/2013 as I feel that I should be reimbursed, at a minimum, for this product (if not for my doctor's visit, medications, blood work and pain and suffering which is probably an additional $500.00 besides the cost of the Omega XL).
Monetary Loss: $170.