Osteoarthritis and nsaids

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1257704 tn?1269493583 Yesterday it got tolerable and I was ok. Today I taken Tylenol 3, and later a Imitrex 50 mg's from my dr. he gave me both as he knows I struggle with these. Can my migraines be from my neck being swollen from the Arthritis? I have been trying to get help on this for a long time but no one seems to have any answers. What way is best to handle them, since if they are from this. What do you recomend for me, my Imitrex is 50 mg's, I can take another one in 1 hour if not gone by then.
1266954 tn?1270221125 For the past years, I have been taking 3-4 7.5/325 Vicodin per day for "total body osteoarthritis". I have tried NSAIDS, aspirin, and Ultram without any relief. Also, because of a previous HA, I want to avoid NSAIDS. When Vicodin was changed from Schedule III to II this year, my GP became more reluctant to continue my 3-4 pill per day "habit" due to regulatory pressure to wean patients completely off opiods of any strength.
Avatar m tn It seems to radiate from the spine across the top of the hip and down the right leg. Is this a normal manifestation of osteoarthritis and if not, does anyone know what it might be?
1176578 tn?1263756689 I am in constant pain despite the pain medication. I have a great job and family, my husband is a tennis teaching pro and my kids and he are fit and slim. I feel I am missing out on so much because my pain and extreme fatigue keeps me sidelined.
Avatar f tn The end of May I started having pain and contacted my doctor, I was not able to get in for 3 weeks and the pain increased and had extreme sciatic pain running from my hip to the bottom of foot on both sides. I have done everything possible, over the counter drugs, exercising in pool, massage therapy, physical therapy, accupuncture, pain shots, perscription Motrin 800mg, Vicodin 7.5-750, Hydrocodone/APAP 5/500, with very little relief. I received the second series of Supartz almost 1 1/2 mos.
3060903 tn?1398568723 The 10 best blogs for osteoarthritis The 10 best blogs for osteoarthritis Many osteoarthritis blogs can provide support and helpful tips for managing what is often a chronic condition. READ NOW Emotional stress High levels of stress lead to physical symptoms, even in healthy individuals. In people with OA, stress can exacerbate joint pain, which in turn amplifies stress. This may lead to difficulty sleeping, which can further increase a person's sensitivity to pain.
Avatar f tn I am only 34 and have stage 2 arthritis in my left hip. The doctor said I will need a hip replacement in 5 to 7 years. In the meantime I am in terrible pain but can't take nsaids or narcotics. I do take Flexeril. Does anyone have anything they take or do that would help? Also I would love to hear from some of the younger people as it seems rare. Suggestions from all ages would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Avatar n tn What causes pain and crunching noise on my shoulder joints and my foot joints and my knee?
Avatar n tn Tylenol does not affect INR but is not as good of a pain reliever for most people as the NSAIDS (ibuprofen, advil). NSAIDS are great for pain and inflammation, but inhibit platelets and increase the risk of bleeding. Like anything in life, you have to do a risk / benefit analysis to decide if it is worth it and your doctor should be involved. Example, if you are a 40 year old person with no medical problems and have osteoarthritis, the risk of bleeding with NSAIDS may be acceptable.
Avatar f tn Can Penicillin VK (500mg) treat arthritis pain? Before you say, "no," please read further: I had a back molar crack/fracture. This tooth had a previous root canal so, while there was little pain directly from the tooth, an apparent infection set up. The dentist prescribed Penn VK (500mg) to treat it for five days prior to pulling it and another course of five days after the extraction.
Avatar m tn It is moderate osteoarthritis and my doctor says I am nowhere close to needing a knee replacemet but I cannot live with this pain. I have tried tylenol, NSAIDs, and the steroid injection and my doctor will not prescribe anything else.
Avatar n tn I would suggest getting this evaluated by an orthopedician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. Meanwhile you may try some tylenol/ OTC NSAIDS and see if these are helpful for pain relief. Hope this helps. Take care!
1282316 tn?1279569282 Start taking NSAIDs, ice the area and go for X-ray scans. Follow up with an orthopedician for correlating and diagnosing your condition. Take care!
Avatar f tn You can try steroid shots and take NSAIDs to relieve you of pain. You should also apply ice packs. You should do exercises at your ankle joint on the leg which you do not have arthritis. You can move your ankle down (plantar flexion) or up (dorsal flexion) for 10-15 minutes every couple of hours to avoid deep vein thrombosis. Take care!
Avatar f tn These drugs, also called NSAIDS, will reduce inflammation and pain. Check with your doctor to make sure you can take these drugs safely. Performing physical therapy as assigned by the doctor. Performing range-of-motion exercises. These exercises are used as an attempt to increase flexibility. Applying moist heat. Applying ice to the shoulder. Ice is applied for 20 minutes two or three times a day to decrease inflammation and pain. Using other medications prescribed by the doctor.
Avatar f tn It went wild a few years before my first MS attack. My PCP treated it with lots of different NSAIDS and THREE OF THEM landed on my ALLERGY LIST back when I was getting hives regularly. Hives and dermatographism (another story I'll spare you from hearing now) loosely associated with multiple potential triggers and self-limiting in nature (stopped without specific treatment)---MS---inflammatory arthritis---thyroid autoantibodies---probable Hashimoto's---autoimmune disease out the kazoo......
Avatar f tn My 59 year old husband, Hep C+ diagnosed in 2007, F-4 Cirrhosis diagnosed in 2010, compensated liver (last blood work was in July, 2012, and he has never had ascites, varices, or hepatic encephalopathy), and failed three Hep C treatments in past 5 years (last failure was triple tx w/Incivek stopped treatment mid-April, 2012 due to viral breakthrough), not currently on treatment. Question: He has had pain and selling on forearm recently.
Avatar f tn ) I have tried spinal manipulation, inversion therapy, hydro therapy, massage therapy, taking Nsaids*, and even TENS to block the pain. Well, the manipulation, hydro, and massage therapy are all pretty nice but they're only short term fixes and after they've worn off, I'm in even more pain. The Nsaids I cannot take any anymore as they have caused ulcers.
Avatar n tn Hello. Is it osteoarthritis in your neck? If so, treatments can include NSAIDs (like ibuprofen), hot and cold therapy, steroid injections, muscle relaxers, physical therapy and massage. In severe cases, sometimes surgery is performed. How long have you had arthritis in your neck? How is it being treated now? Is the current treatment working?
Avatar n tn I found out I had hep c because I was going to week long folk dancing events and drinking all day (rum in my gatorade, 8-10 drinks or more a day) and I had a bad knee(osteoarthritis) so I was taking Acetaminophen so I could dance longer (10 hours a day). I kept getting worn out and thought it was pnuemonia relapse and finally just had to go to the doctor and look for something because I was too wasted to go to work. Really upset I read the symptoms wrong and so late.
Avatar m tn You can also take NSAIDs intermittently and apply ice packs also. Discuss with an orthopedician. Take care!
Avatar f tn Rule out local herpes infections and also myositis. I would suggest you to go for an orthopedic examination if the pain does not subside with NSAIDs and rest. It can also be rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or gout. Infection of the bone called osteomyelitis or any nerve involvement are other reasons. Take care!
Avatar m tn Now I only take the NSAID. I have fairly moderate osteoarthritis in my lower back and in my shoulder. Sometimes NSAIDs can be rather hard on your stomach and for some people it can be a double whammy with the newer SSRIs like Paxil. I liked the Mobic when I first started it, but it gave me headaches, so I switched to another NSAID. I would just monitor yourself and watch for the symptoms of GI distress.
Avatar m tn o Engage in regular weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening exercise. o Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol. o Talk to your healthcare provider about your bone health concerns. o Have a bone density test and take medication when appropriate. Lactose Intolerance and Osteoporosis Calcium is a mineral that is essential for life, yet the majority of Americans do not get adequate calcium on a daily basis.
Avatar n tn As with most drugs, anti inflamatories/NSAIDs carry warnings and drug interaction risks...Talk to your doc about them....That said, I have found Meloxicam to be of great help for my osteoarthritis. I nolonger take any ibuprophen since starting the med..I am on high blood pressure meds as well.. Best of luck.
Avatar f tn Where is your osteoarthritis -- in all of those joints? This is quite unusual. NSAIDs are effective against some of the arthritic pain, and reduce inflammation. Are you taking any NSAIDs? How about cortisone shots into the knee or hip? Have any nerve blocks been suggested?
Avatar m tn Hi there and Welcome! I suffer from RA and a few other shoulder/elbow tendonitis issues. So, I can understand some of your pain. You are in a good place here at MH as there are many others who suffer serious pain. If you are ready to get off your opiates (or other meds) you are at the right place. You are on quite a few different meds and have many health issues, have you discussed this with your Doctor?
1684282 tn?1505701570 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?
Avatar f tn For knee always use ice packs and intermittent NSAIDs and do not use warm compress. For the spine you can use warm compress (hot packs) and also cold packs. The Orthopedician's advice is proper and you can follow that! For diagnosing the extent of osteoarthritis you would need X-rays on the present day and plan for total knee replacement in the future accordingly. Take care!