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Old 12-11-2018, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Phila Pa
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Anyone use anti-inflammatory drugs on a long term daily basis? Any recommendations as to things that can be done to prevent stomach problems? Unfortunately different Dr's say different things. My wife is a nurse-p and tells me to avoid. Tylenol just don't do the trick. My family practitioner seems to down play the warnings. I have been taking anywhere from 400 mg to 1200 mg of OTC Ibuprofen daily.
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Old 12-11-2018, 11:08 AM
 
Location: OHIO
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If you regularly take NSAIDs, you should be on an acid reducer such as Prilosec, Prevacid, etc. Also take it with food and try to always take the lowest dose.
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Old 12-11-2018, 11:22 AM
 
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Acetminophen's, such as Tylenol, are not anti-inflammatory. Don't take NSAID's on an empty stomach. You can get elevated liver enzymes from long term use. As a blood donor, I started to get high readings two times and went off ibuprofen. They can be effective at masking pain. Running too much on them can exacerbate the underlying injury. Your doctor should be your primary resource unless you have doubts. If you're using them for a specific condition or activity, I would consult a doctor who's knowledgeable about that long-term condition or sport.


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Old 12-11-2018, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Phila Pa
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Acetminophen's, such as Tylenol, are not anti-inflammatory. Don't take NSAID's on an empty stomach. You can get elevated liver enzymes from long term use. As a blood donor, I started to get high readings two times and went off ibuprofen. They can be effective at masking pain. Running too much on them can exacerbate the underlying injury. Your doctor should be your primary resource unless you have doubts. If you're using them for a specific condition or activity, I would consult a doctor who's knowledgeable about that long-term condition or sport.


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I understand that. Tylenol is not effective for me at all. Ibuprofen works well.
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Old 12-11-2018, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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OP: I take Ibuprofen 400 mg and sometimes try to just take 200mg every 6 hrs and always on stomach with food. I also take daily probiotics of 30billion CFU's...hope this helps things.

When I was in rehab with knee infection, they were giving me 600mg every 6 hrs so at least I got it reduced now at home.

I suspect you are taking for arthritis pain? When I was seeing a D.O. in 2016 and he was doing Prolo injections and bodywork, I was able to get OFF ibuprofen for some months, and that was a great feeling. Then I got the infection so had to deal with that issue...I'm going back to see him next year as I'd like to be off the ibuprofen as it's not a good thing, if only drug companies gave us drugs with no side effects....
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Old 12-11-2018, 12:00 PM
 
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I took Ibuprofen for years and it resulted in me getting Chronic Kidney Disease-Stage 3. I took it for severe back pain following failed multi-level fusion surgery’s. My doctor told me it was better to take the Ibuprofen than the pain pills I was taking at the time. I’m not so sure about that now. Iluvbeagles.
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Old 12-11-2018, 12:27 PM
 
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I would ask your doctor about the safest long term anti inflammatory. All will have risks but for me I was told Celebrex was my best option. However my medical history is different than yours so what is best for me might not be best for you.
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Old 12-11-2018, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Phila Pa
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OP: I take Ibuprofen 400 mg and sometimes try to just take 200mg every 6 hrs and always on stomach with food. I also take daily probiotics of 30billion CFU's...hope this helps things.

When I was in rehab with knee infection, they were giving me 600mg every 6 hrs so at least I got it reduced now at home.

I suspect you are taking for arthritis pain? When I was seeing a D.O. in 2016 and he was doing Prolo injections and bodywork, I was able to get OFF ibuprofen for some months, and that was a great feeling. Then I got the infection so had to deal with that issue...I'm going back to see him next year as I'd like to be off the ibuprofen as it's not a good thing, if only drug companies gave us drugs with no side effects....
Actually no arthritis, but casual aches and pains in which ice works well. My problem stems from one particular tooth that has been treated(root canel where no infection was present) several times and now being told it is just sensitivity. Nothing severe, but enough dis-comfort to either live with it on Ibuprofen, or have an extraction. Weird thing is when it acts up sometimes my entire mouth gets sore. Dentist says not related, that it's a sinus problem.
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Old 12-11-2018, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Actually no arthritis, but casual aches and pains in which ice works well. My problem stems from one particular tooth that has been treated(root canel where no infection was present) several times and now being told it is just sensitivity. Nothing severe, but enough dis-comfort to either live with it on Ibuprofen, or have an extraction. Weird thing is when it acts up sometimes my entire mouth gets sore. Dentist says not related, that it's a sinus problem.
I have a molar that's gone thru some issues in the last 10 yrs and when it acts up which thankfully isn't often, I work with Tea Tree Oil or Oil of Oregano or Myrrh Tincture. Use a couple of these in my toothpaste I make up and then keep bottles on hand to dab on the area if it flairs and as I said it does not often.
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Old 12-11-2018, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Years ago I talked to a pharmacist about the "safest" otc main med to take and he said aspirin. Now if I asked a pharmacist today, I'd probably get a different answer.
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