Ibuprofen and steroids

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This can make you have a fever and turn bright red for hours, an ibuprofen will take care of that, it can cause insomnia a few days too
I did gain weight immediately in the face and perhaps other areas but my face is where I noticed it...And the steroids made me shake so badly...Ultimately they did not do what they were intended to do and that is to reduce the inflammation of my optic nerve... Sarah, I too have pain that gabapentin does not work on...Ibuprofen can do wonders for me but may not work in your case, but it is worth a try...Tell your neurologist your in pain and have him or her prescribe you something....
I have chronic pain and have previously used medications like morphine, oxycontin, vicodin, valium, steroids and about 2 dozen less known pain/spasm/seizure meds and of all of them; I can't take the ibuprofen. Ibuprofen, like all NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs... Naproxen (aleve), as well as prescriptions like ketorolac (toradol)) can cause many gastrointestinal effects like stomach pain and bleeding ulcers.
The ibuprofen seems to adequately control my knee pain. MY 3 QUESTIONS ARE ... 1) At my age 69.5 and a daily dosage of 4 ibuprofen OR 3 naproxen, do I have to worry about kidney disease resulting from a "total lifetime dose" of ibuprofen/naproxen ?? 2) At recommended dosage and over a lifetime, does acetaminaphen have less potential to harm me than either ibuprofen or napproxen? 3) Is there a "total lifetime dose" concern for acetaminaphen?
After a few hours it abated to just a rash, same thing happened the next day, however the hives were much worse, and even after two days of steroids and just taking benadryl, they kept getting worse. His lip was a tiny bit swollen and he said he felt dizzy. I took him to the er and by the time we saw the doc. it was starting to receed and was more of a flat rash. They said it was maybe 'viral' even though he has not been sick at all. No other symptoms.
I'm on plaquenil and ibuprofen and am taking Tylenol 3's to help with the pain. It's not helping this time. Any ideas for helping the pain or sleep issues? I've been trying to sleep with benadryl's and muscle relaxants but no dice. Should I try Melatonin? I feel like a whiny child and just want to cry. Impossible to work! Help!
I'm in the middle of being tested for thyroid problems, after having some sore areas in the front of my neck and being diagnosed in the ER with "anterior neck phlegmon" and treated with antibiotics and steroids. After two days, they were "puzzled" because the cat scan showed inflammation, but the thyroid ultrasound showed normal looking nodules nothing more.
It has taken quite a long time and a lot of pain and fatigue but I finally got results of all my testing and appointment with the Rheumatologist Specialist in Toronto. He says my blood work is still progressing but that it and my symptoms are leading him to feel I have Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis. He has started me on Plaquenil (an anti-malarial) that should hopefully start working on my inflammation, pain and fatigue within a few weeks and hopefully by the time I start my new job.
For the same drink plenty of water, avoid being in the sun for some days, take anti inflammatory medicines like Ibuprofen and take some antihistaminic like Benadryl or Claritin. You may also need oral steroids if the swelling persists. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps.
2 mg colchicine and 1600 mg ibuprofen medications. All the tests they ran on the fluid and his blood were negative, so the cause is assumed to be an undetected virus or idiopathic. His EC and EKG after 8 days seemed fine (fluid mostly gone), so the ibuprofen was reduced to 800 mg/day. He was also allowed to resume exercise (moderate walking on a treadmill). After only five days, his symptoms--fever and shoulder pain--returned and the next EC showed that the fluid had increased.
There is evidence that treating shingles with antiviral agents can reduce the duration and occurrence of postherpetic neuralgia. Steroids and antiviral drugs can help prevent long-term pain after shingles(post herpetic neuralgia) if they are started within the first two days of the appearance of the rash. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
I don't get the normal sneezing and runny nose, but I do have a stuffy head (feel like I'm walking around in a fog) and get post nasal drip and headache. I start suffering from nausea and what I believe is heartburn. This is really affecting my every day life during this time. I usually start feeling better around July and then it starts all over for a few months in the fall. I have been to the gastrologist and had an endoscopy done twice.
A clinical examination is important for correct diagnosis and management. I hope it helps. Best wishes and regards!
again, 2nd day of period, cramping on steroids, in pelvis, rectum, lower back, ended up in ER via ambulance - was at gas station; calling dr in am
He started me on Plaquenil and ibuprofen and told me to see him back in three months. After getting home and thinking of some questions, I called back and was told it would be a month to see me. I waited a month and now have a diagnosis of polymyalgic rheumatica. Is Plaquenil an appropriate drug for this diagnosis? Everything that I can find says steroids. I have been on Plaquenil for six weeks and no real improvement. Is it too soon? Am I being impatient?
You can also OTC antihistaminics like benadryl or zyrtec for some days and see if they provide relief or not. Some chronic cases may need oral steroids or steroid nasal sprays and antibiotics. These can be taken only after prescription. Allergic rhinitis may need immunotherapy in chronic cases. Hope I have provided you with sufficient information. In case, you need any more you are most welcome to ask. Take care and God bless.
my dad age 57 has been to about ever dr there is and speicalist all of his joints have severe pain feels like shattered GLASS when joints move,his hand swell esp under finger by palm and fingers lock up and after tryin 2 work his hands will become swollen and have streaks of red and itll bleed if he keeps tryin to use them his hands will get like a cats Paw ,fatigue,any activity he trys the next few days he suffers by being tired and hurting cant move etc well any advice id appreate it !
In July this year I reinjured it and have not been able to recover from the pain. I had been taking 800mg ibuprofen 3x/day, seeing an oseopathic therapist, an acupuncturist, and trying homeopathic medicine. Last week my family physician decided to put me on a course of steroids to see if that would help with the pain. The pain has significantly lessened, but I have nerve symptoms again down my left leg: numbness, burning and tingling.
Since I am travelling and surrounded with work people and responsibilities I can't express this and I feel quite uptight. No room or time to shed a tear for helen or wallow in self pity about this cold that is coming on and my worry about this upcoming CA125. I really want a break, to stop the world and get off for just a bit to rest and be oblivious for a bit!
They had started to dry and crust over and heal. And I was happy. Fast forward to now, almost two months later, and I have what seems to be a recurrence of the same symptoms in the exact same areas. I "caught" this case of shingles early, having experienced what the beginning of shingles was like for me. However, when I was to see another different doctor due to being out of town...he and the PA said I was probably misdiagnosed for having shingles.
If the symptoms still do not improve then pls consider showing yourself to an immunologist as steroid sprays or oral steroids may be needed and they are available on prescription. Immunotherapy can also be considered. Hope it helped. Take care and regards.
I am becoming somewhat frustrated with the way a lot of my colleagues practice medicine. Disenchanted, angry would be the other words that could be used. We all get ostensibly that same training and all of us are supposedly in it to help our patients. So, how come have I been getting so many letters lately on my addiction forum from desperate people unable to quit taking the tramadol pills that their own kind doctors have so freely prescribed for them?
I have also thought of the gallbladder thing because of and on with our without steroids I've had this type of pain, but it generally didn't last as long as this seems to be lasting.
Originally when I had a bulging disc, I was on Percocet and Oxycontin because I was in a manual labor field, then it ruptured and my original doctor moved - and now my new doctor is kind of screwing me. I would like to get off of pain meds as soon as I feel better, and I honestly think that the diazepam helps me more than the Norco.
I couldn't afford the MRI at the time so he treated it with oral steroids. I felt better the next day and within 5 days the pain was completely gone. Flash forward another two years and the same thing happened, received the same treatment, and it cleared up again. Just two weeks ago it started up again including some off and on lower leg numbness. I called the Doctor I had been seeing and he says he doesn't want do that treatment option again as it's just a "band-aid" cure.
I saw my doctor and they did an EKG and said it was perfect and so was my blood pressure. He is suspicious of an ulcer and put me on steroids and Nexium. I have been on the medicine for 4 days now and there is really no relief. The blood test was perfect (except for overall cholesterol which he wasnt worried about). The things that help the pain are a heatpack on my back and sometimes drinking a couple of glasses of water.
Normally I will get a flare up every week to every couple of weeks that will last from 3-14 days if I take 800 mg. Ibuprofen every 4 hours. It's like a bump that forms on any joint in the foot or ankle and it usually gets very red and hot with white dots that start to appear. The pain is easy to describe- it is an intense pain that feels like if you stuck it with a needle it would explode!
So lab draws every 2 days, he is complaining of stomach pain and bad joint pain. Week 4 hits....fever stays at 104.5 ....even on tylenol and ibuprofen!! One sunday Morning in 5/2011 i wake up to my son crying hysterically( 6:30 am ) , i ask what is wrong, he tells me....I have to go potty...but my legs wont work, So i pick him up and we race to the ER....where he is promptly admitted into the pediatric ward of the hosp!
the poster who wrote about ketoprofen is correct. it is an NSAID like ibuprofen and although not steroids, NSAIDS do the same thing for inflammation and pain (just not quite as well) and are safe (unless you have ulcer or kidney disease). you do not need a prescription, ketoprofen works the same way as ibuprofen just in different dosages. there is also a perscription med called feldine that is similar.
Hi, Welcome to our Forum! I have to say that you had an incredibly smooth and quick - and, I suspect totally unnerving - road to diagnosis. It will surprise some of our member to know that it can be that easy. I don't mean to make light of it. It is a terrible thing to come to grips with. The MRI of your brain is a classic one indicating MS. And I would like the forum to note that your LP and evoked potentials were negative. We have discussing this recently here.
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