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Is it normal for doc to give Aleve for TMJ arthritis pain that's severe? My doc refused stronger mess even though i told him nsaids don't help.

Is it normal for doc to give Aleve for TMJ arthritis pain that's severe? My doc refused stronger mess even though i told him nsaids don't help.

Get to the source: Meds often mask the true source of the problem or the trigger points that are causing your pain. Many of my new patients come into my office already heavily medicated (anti-depressants, pain meds, anti-anxiety, muscle relaxers;) with no real solution to solving their constant pain problems. You should have a thorough exam and evaluation. ...Read more

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What is better for arthritis inflammation and pain?I have been taking 3250 mg of Bufferin(aspirin) and Dr. suggested Aleve 2 at night 2 at morning?

What is better for arthritis inflammation and pain?I have been taking 3250 mg of Bufferin(aspirin) and Dr. suggested Aleve 2 at night 2 at morning?

See answer: I am hoping you meant to place the # 325mg NOT 3250! The latter would be way too high. I would take your doctors advice as s/he is caring for you and can best deliver advice to you situation. Generally speaking aleve is a good medication, but as stated, this needs to be addressed with your treating Doctor. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Can taking Aleve daily over a long period of time (years) cause sharp and gnawing pain under my left rib cage? Had blood tests recently, doctor said some level was higher due to my taking Aleve (which he prescribed for my arthritis). Should i stop taking

Can taking Aleve daily over a long period of time (years) cause sharp and gnawing pain under my left rib cage? Had blood tests recently, doctor said some level was higher due to my taking Aleve (which he prescribed for my arthritis).  Should i stop taking

Ask your doctor: Aleve can cause a number of problems that can show up as pain under the left rib cage. These include peptic ulcer and coronary artery problems. Don't know which blood levels would be affected, but you really should press your doctor for an explanation of your symptoms and of the abnormal blood test. ...Read more

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I take Mobic 15 mg for arthritis. can i take 2 Aleve or tylenol together. ?

I take Mobic 15 mg for arthritis. can i take 2 Aleve or tylenol together. ?

NSAIDs: U should not mix Mobic and Aleve as this may cause troubles with kidneys, blood pressure, stomach etc. On the other hand combination of Tylenol and Aleve or Tylenol and Mobic is acceptable and some times advisable. Hope u feel better. ...Read more

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Motrin Aleve or celebrex for arthritis, which is better?

Motrin Aleve or celebrex for arthritis, which is better?

Celebrex: Because the chances to develop gastric discomfort/pain with Celebrex is much lower and also because you can take it once or twice a day only, Celebrex would be better. ...Read more

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Enter data entry for 40 hrs week, concerned may be arthritis in my middle finger I am on a computer everyday and use the 10key the majority of my day. Recently i've been concerned about middle finger;since with Aleve and motrin and ice and heat packs it i

First: : First: rest assured that the idea that computers can harm your hands is overstated and likely a myth. The symptoms are nonspecific and it's not clear what you mean by "crack". There are some common finger conditions that your primary care doctor or a hand surgeon could check you for, and the vast, vast majority are benign. Remember, pain makes us prepare for the worst because it was an evolutionary advantage to have such a "pain alarm", but just like the smoke alarm in the kitchen, most pain alarms are false alarms. You're going to be able to rely on your hands! ...Read more

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early rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. has me taking 2 Aleve twice a day no other drugs yet. Is it safe to get flu shot without making joints ache more!

 early rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. has me taking 2 Aleve twice a day no other drugs yet. Is it safe to get flu shot without making joints ache more!

Flu shot safe: The flu shot is safe and MUCH safer than not being protected against the flu. Hope you are seeing a Rheumatologist because if you really have Rheumatoid Arthritis, even if early you need more than Aleve twice a day. If you are not seeing a Rheumtologist, please see one. ...Read more

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What will help arthritis pain?

What will help arthritis pain?

Lots: There are many options for treatment. Medications like anti-inflammatory options like ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. Other options include synvisc/euflexxa injections to help lubricate the joint or even platelet/stem cell therapies as well. Generally these options are not covered by your insurance though. Check out Regenexx.Com. ...Read more

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Are there good home remedies for arthritis pain?

Are there  good home remedies for arthritis pain?

Yes: Arthritis home remedies include diet, exercise, heat therapy, ice, hot tub, massage, etc some of the remedies under investigation at the national center for complementary and alternative medicine website include psychological therapies, meditation, tai chi, fish oil, gamalinoleic acid, thunder god vine a chinese herb, etc these are being evaluated and some may be shown to be good remedies. ...Read more

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