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Taking ibuprofen

Taking ibuprofen

Anybody think they take alot of ibprofen? Im not taking any RA meds because id like to get pregnant soon. I been taking 2 ibprofen 200 before i go to bed & it seems to help the next morning/day.

A myRAteam Member said:

I take a lot of ibuprofen to help control the pain and stiffness I have. I have stomach problems too and I know the ibuprofen doesn't help that.. That's… read more

posted over 3 years ago

Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen

Does it help in anyway to take ibuprofen?

A myRAteam Member said:

Yes my voltaren is the prescription gel and it really helps!

posted over 2 years ago

What non opiate pain reliever works for you?

What non opiate pain reliever works for you?

I take a low dose ibuprofen 200mg.

A myRAteam Member said:

I take Tylenol for arthritis it’s about the only thing that helps a little

posted over 2 years ago

How do you know if your meds are working ?

How do you know if your meds are working ?

I am taking mtx and humara shots and do not get any relief from pain. 800mg.of ibuprofen and predisone give me pain and swelling relief. should I get the same results from mtx and humara shots? 1 1/2 years and now my fingers and wrist are deforming and toes, looks like my toenails are going away. cant walk with out pain unless I take predisone and ibuprofen . any help?

A myRAteam Member said:

prednisone is a treatment but really shouldn't be used for long term if possible..too many bad side effects from it....I am taking actemra injections… read more

posted over 3 years ago

Medicines

Medicines

Cant help but think whats the point of all these medicines if people are still in alot of pain? Or on medicine and still taking ibuprofen, aleve, ect on the side

A myRAteam Member said:

I was diagnosed with RA 48 years ago. After 2 yrs. of trying different meds. without success my Dr. put me in hosp. where they gave me a different med.… read more

posted almost 3 years ago

Over the Counter Help

Over the Counter Help

I still have a month before meeting eith a rheumatologist for the first time. Besides tylenol and ibuprofen, what can I do to help ease the pain until the appointment?

A myRAteam Member said:

I have also heard that aspirin is more effective. Not sure why they stopped using it.

posted almost 2 years ago

Anybody with pelvic/groan pain?

Anybody with pelvic/groan pain?

Im experiencing very bad pain in my left area of the pelvic/groan area. Anybody have this? Already taken a good amount of ibprofen.

A myRAteam Member said:

I've had the same thing. And the pain shoots down my leg. Keeps me awake some nights what is it xx

posted almost 2 years ago

What do y'all do for finger/hand pain?

What do y'all do for finger/hand pain?

My fingers have been hurting so bad for the past week and I've tried everything I know. I'm desperately seeking suggestions to get relief! I've had steroid shot, ibuprofen, pain pills, warm soaks, ice packs, compression gloves and nothing is helping HELP

A myRAteam Member said:

I have that as well. It's a prescription, I use 8% dose. I really like it too, but you can only use a pea size amount daily. I require MORE, so… read more

posted about 1 year ago

Hi, newly diagnosed with RA. Started prednisone today which means no Ibuprofen for pain just Tylenol which is almost useless!

Hi, newly diagnosed with RA. Started prednisone today which means no Ibuprofen for pain just Tylenol which is almost useless!

I will be starting methotrexate and folic acid tomorrow, feeling a bit anxious about it. Does anyone have recommendations on morning or night? I was thinking night so I might sleep through some of the side effects...

A myRAteam Member said:

I've recently started taking it. I find the 'side effects' occur approx 24 hours after taking it. It's mostly just nausea. I take it at night time so I… read more

posted over 2 years ago

Medicine

Medicine

What is the best for pain...... nothing seems to help.... advise please

A myRAteam Member said:

Thank you i must go. Its bad in my knees. I can hardly walk and only with a crutch.

posted over 2 years ago