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Re: So Frustrated

Postby *Lisa* » Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:30 pm

rich44 wrote:I don't understand why Dr's are so hell bent on giving people blooming Naproxen which is an NSAID like ibuprofen.


For me when the muscles stiffen & spasm & strain which is one of my main symptoms its causes inflammation around the muscles. The anti-inflammitorys help this. Its also a pain killer and on the packet it says its also for stiffness.

Iv recently been taking Naproxen rather then the codiene and i must say its so much better but we all can differ and what suits one may not suit the other.

Mind you saying that my CRP (inflammation ) levels are very high at 31 when the norm is just 0.5 / 1 so could be why im responding well.

I used to have Diclofenac and recently changed over to the Naproxen and i find Naproxen alot better.
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Re: So Frustrated

Postby rich44 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:59 pm

I'd rather take codeine than Naproxen, you have to be so careful with the stuff compared to the other painkillers.

Glad it works for tho.
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Re: So Frustrated

Postby *Lisa* » Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:58 pm

They both have there down falls.

I take omaprozole and make sure i eat when taking them to prevent ulcers and stomach irritations etc...

Codiene causes constipation and addiction so all meds have there ups & downs as long as your being monitored and take them as prescibed then all should be ok.
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Re: So Frustrated

Postby rich44 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:25 pm

You can fix constipation relatively easily on codeine though even taking omeprazole and ranitidine I wouldn't like to take Naproxen over any length of time but each to their own, if it works it works.
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Re: So Frustrated

Postby FluppyPuffy » Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:34 pm

Naproxen has been in my cocktail for quite a while now, and whereas other NSAIDs seemed to be doing naff all, it definitely helps my neck area, esp the site where vertebrae are fused. When I first started it, the difference in the pain and stiffness levels around it were noticeable pretty much immediately by the increase in range of movements I had. And it still has that effect, almost 3 years along the line. When it was added to my cocktail, it was the only change made at that appt, everything else was left at existing levels to see how/if there was any noticeable effect.
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Re: So Frustrated

Postby rich44 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:57 pm

The only time I've noticed Naproxen was when I took it with sumatriptan for a migraine as apparently the 2 work exceedingly well together.

For anything else they might as well be sweeties.

I wonder if I'm one of the unfortunate ones lacking a lot of CYP2D6 enzyme given the ineffectiveness of opiate painkillers.
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Re: So Frustrated

Postby denys » Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:26 pm

Maybe cos I take naproxen too, I have needed it this week as my pain levels have been extra high and it has helped to settle things back down to manageable and I have been able to return to my usual cocktail
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