this is the uk guai support/info site http://ukfmsguai.tripod.com/
and you can find all the info you need hear.
It is fairly easy to find all the products you need. eg: I use Uncle Toms of Maine Silly Strawberry Toothpaste (sainsburys), imperial leather soap, Elvive shampoo. You will find lists of sal-free cosmetics toiletries etc on the site above. Good luck
I think age is immaterial, there is no reason why you should 'put up' with yuour level of suffering and disability just because you may not be a spring chicken!
Im now 44, I started on Guai about 2 years ago.
At that stage, I was resigned to 'having no life' for the rest of my life. I was practically bed-ridden, on the occasions when I could make it downstairs I just lay on the sofa, watching life go on around me. My poor hubby would have to carry me back up the stairs. I frequently fell over, my pain levels were usually around a 7 or 8 out of 10, and I spent most of my time in tears. I have 4 children, the youngest is only 4, the eldest nearly 18. I was so unhappy that i couldnt be a proper mum. I just existed and was so very depressed that suicide was never far from my thoughts. I was exhausted beyond imagining, but couldnt sleep, i might get an hour then would wake every few minutes for the next couple of hours then nothing. Many nights i would get zero sleep.
I felt of no use to anyone, and so sad that before long no one would remember the real me.
Guai literally saved my life. It can be a bit complicated and confusing to start with. I am so very lucky to have a devoted hubby who read up on guai and salicilates and sorted it all out for me. The state I was in back then, I dont think I could have organised it for myself.
Now I am a very happy lady. I can now walk around the house with out even using my sticks, I can walk short distances outside without needing my wheelchair. My pain levels are now most of the time down to about 2/10, sometimes 0/10!!! I have alot more energy, and have drastically reduced my pain meds. I have taken up card-making and more recently, scrapbooking, am reading again and enjoy life! Im even of to Barcelona for 5 days at the end of the month for my daughters 18th birthday.
Life just keeps getting better and better.
Re: Recup website is www.alfredblasi.net/
you can find all the info you need there.
Good luck both of you. If you do decide to go down the Guai route, there is alot of support out there.
If you want to know anything else, just ask and I'll help if I can