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I've had a sudden increase in migraines, that seem to be caused by muscle tension. I've found taking Anti-inflammatories works well. Are there risks taking them? I'm also concerned at the increased frequency of migraine, what should I do?

I've had a sudden increase in migraines, that seem to be caused by muscle tension. I've found taking Anti-inflammatories works well. Are there risks taking them? I'm also concerned at the increased frequency of migraine, what should I do?

Be seen: If migraines are increasing in intensity, you need to be reevaluated by your neurologist. You are right to be concerned about over treatment, which can cause rebound headaches. Please be evaluated promptly. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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I have a very large, very painful cervical lymph nodes with no cause, eventually had to go to accident and emergency unit because pain was unbearable. Doc wasn't very concerned, gave me anti inflammatories. Should I be concerned?

I have a very large, very painful cervical lymph nodes with no cause, eventually had to go to accident and emergency unit because pain was unbearable. Doc wasn't very concerned, gave me anti inflammatories. Should I be concerned?

Not yet: A virus infection is the most likely cause. It should go away within a week or so. Sometimes the virus is mononucleosis, which usually causes severe fatigue. Occasionally a bacteria infects lymph nodes, in which case an antibiotic is needed. See your primary care doctor later next week if not improving. ...Read more

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A study showed that n saids or any anti inflammatories inhibit, or prevent bone growth. Is this true?

A study showed that n saids or any anti inflammatories inhibit, or prevent bone growth. Is this true?

They can: Inflammation usually occurs as a result of diseases or toxic overload in the body. Inhibiting that process can help make people more comfortable, but there can be a downside because the mechanisms the body uses to create inflammation are also involved in healing and growth. That's why it is important to limit NSAID use to the acute phase of health problems, usually no longer than a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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What are some good anti-inflammatories?

What are some good anti-inflammatories?

Many: Traditional medicine will use nsaids to help decrease inflammation as well as ice after activity. Other natural things to incorporate are high doses of omega 3 _4-6 grams/day, curcumin or adding tumeric to your food daily 1/2 tsp, glucosamine chondroitan, msm, acupuncture, reiki can help as well. ...Read more

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My husband and I are ttc. Is it okay to take anti inflammatories while trying?

My husband and I are ttc. Is it okay to take anti inflammatories while trying?

Ovulation: It is best to avoid anti-inflammatory mediation while trying to conceive. Ovulation is an inflammatory process and these medications may affect it. ...Read more

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What are alternatives to anti-inflammatories, like relafen (nabumetone)?

What are alternatives to anti-inflammatories, like relafen (nabumetone)?

What is it for: The first thing is to establish a diagnosis. The anti-inflammatories can help, but maybe you don't need them and can improve the problemwith exercise, posture, etc. All medications have alternatives but some are better than others. With the NSAID we have to watch the stomach, the kidneys, the blood pressure. Each of these can be affected in a adverse way and you need to be monitored. ...Read more

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Why do I feel better when I'm not taking anti-inflammatories?

Not enough info: What do you mean by feeling better? What issues do you have when you take them? Why do you take them in the first place? Provide specifics if you want an answer. ...Read more

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How can I treat costochondritis without anti-inflammatories?

How can I treat costochondritis without anti-inflammatories?

Ice, rest: I usually recommend a combination a combo
of rest, ice and nsaids to help alleviate
your symptoms
if you don't want to use nsaids, that's fine,
but I believe the meds will help unless you
have contraindications to taking them. ...Read more

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I have a severe migraine headache. I am allergic to anti inflammatories. What can I take?

I have a severe migraine headache. I am allergic to anti inflammatories. What can I take?

Migraine.: Medicine-wise, start with Acetaminophen 100mg every six hours. If this doesn’t help in a day or two, go see your doctor. There are migraine-specific medications that can be tried the next time you get a headache. ...Read more

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Tmj has been acting up for two months now, only way I can get relief is taking anti inflammatories, I'm tired of always drugging myself. Options?

Tmj has been acting up for two months now, only way I can get relief is taking anti inflammatories, I'm tired of always drugging myself. Options?

Bruxism Appliance: Have you discussed the fabrication of a bruxism appliance with your dentist? If not, now is the time to do so. Make an appointment, you might be a good candidate. ...Read more

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I have costochondritis and I am overweight. When I exercise my chest gets painful. What can I do to decrease the pain? I've tried anti-inflammatories.

I have costochondritis and I am overweight. When I exercise my chest gets painful. What can I do to decrease the pain? I've tried anti-inflammatories.

Magnesium oil: Transdermal magnesium oil topically on skin can block substance p the mediator of pain. Zinc is also helpful. To lose weight try eating 6 small meals a day with fresh vegetables, high quality low fat protein like beans or fish, and small amounts of colorful tart fruits. Get a good night sleep, lower stress and move through the day avoiding movements that cause pain. ...Read more

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Are anti-inflammatories good for herniated disc pain?

Yes, very good: The following medications are used for the pain of a herniated disc: anti-inflamatories (both steroidal and non-steroidal), analgesics, narcotics, anti-depressants, muscle relaxants, and anti-seizure medications. In term of both back pain and extremity pain, the anti-inflamatories work the best. Adding a narcotic for a limited time is appropriate in the acute setting. ...Read more

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How effective are anti-inflammatories for treating tennis elbow?

How effective are anti-inflammatories for treating tennis elbow?

Mildly: Might help. Need rest, stretching. Sometimes bracing, PT and cortisone. Sometimes even more. ...Read more

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What anti-inflammatories would you prescribe for a rotator cuff tear?

What anti-inflammatories would you prescribe for a rotator cuff tear?

See Orthopaedist: (S)he will prescribe something for your pain and tell you if you need a surgical repair, physical therapy or merely rest. ...Read more

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Can I take any anti-inflammatories for plantar fasciitis instead of going to surgery?

Can I take any anti-inflammatories for plantar fasciitis instead of going to surgery?

Yes: I would recommend that you try conservative treatment first before you consider surgery. Oral anti-inflamatories and steroid injections, custom orthotics, ultasound treatments and streching can be very benificial in trating plantar fasciitis. Only 5% of my patients need surgery for plantar fasciitis. Most patients respond well to conservative treatment. ...Read more

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Do I need to take anti inflammatories to cure tennis elbow or can it heal without them? Not concerned with the pain factor

Do I need to take anti inflammatories to cure tennis elbow or can it heal without them? Not concerned with the pain factor

No: Actually, although nsaids are commonly recommended, most studies are inconclusive and contradictory regarding effectiveness. Tissue biopsies of lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) show mostly deterioration and not inflammation. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of taking anti inflammatories before getting images of the nerves in arm? (I believe via MRI looking for possible damage)

What is the purpose of taking anti inflammatories before getting images of the nerves in arm? (I believe via MRI looking for possible damage)

Anti inflam: Taking Advil lor Aleve to reduce pain and
inflammation in the nerves and muscles of your arm
can help while a work up is being done to see if there's
an abnormality via scanning, MRI, etc. You internist can refer to a neurologist if symptoms become persistent or worsen. ...Read more

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Do anti-inflammatories cover up the bone pain symptoms of leukemia?

Possible: It is possible that bone pain associated with leukemia can be masked by antiinflammatories. However, you do not have to have bone pain to have leukemia. In fact many people do not have pain. Most have fatigue. Every situation is different. ...Read more

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How do you reduce arthritis pain without using painkillers and anti-inflammatories?

How do you reduce arthritis pain without using painkillers and anti-inflammatories?

Non-drug options: Nondrug options for treating arthritic joints include joint rest, ice/cold packs or moist heat packs, good footwear, avoidance of additional 'mileage' on affected joints, weight loss to decrease joint load, & physical therapy to strengthen joint support structures. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is effective for pain (keep it to under 4000 mg daily, preferably less). Topical meds can help: zostrix, biofreeze, etc. ...Read more

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I have a feeding tube and my doctor took me off all of my anti-inflammatories. Why is this?

I have a feeding tube and my doctor took me off all of my anti-inflammatories. Why is this?

See below: Anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen, naproxen, and aspirin cause irritation in your stomach. The chance of abdominal pain and bleeding is less when you take these meds with food. Since you have a feeding tube, you're probably not eating (or as much). So, the anti-inflammatories are more likely to cause problems. Also, the feeding tube keeps the esophageal sphincters open increasing aspiration risk. ...Read more

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Pls can u give me names of few anti-inflammatories, which don't effect the stomach if one has chronic gastritis?

Pls can u give me names of few anti-inflammatories, which don't effect the stomach if one has chronic gastritis?

Celebrex (celecoxib): Celebrex (celecoxib) and Meloxicam seem to irritate the GI lining the least in general. Try these first or consider adding a ppi as well. ...Read more

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What can I do for a case of flexible hammer toe? I bought wider, bigger shoes. I am taking anti inflammatories once a day.

What can I do for a case of flexible hammer toe? I bought wider, bigger shoes. I am taking anti inflammatories once a day.

Many options.: Treatment options for the management of hammertoes include conservative and surgical management. Conservative management options include use of orthotic devices, change in shoe wear, medications such as oral no-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids), steroid injections, padding of corns and calluses, and splinting and strapping. ...Read more

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What should I do about complete blockage of one side of my nose? Anti-inflammatories and decongestants aren't working. Help!

What should I do about complete blockage of one side of my nose? Anti-inflammatories and decongestants aren't working. Help!

Need look up nose.: If decongestants don't work, it is only one side, and seems to be the same for several days it makes me wonder if you might have a nasal polyp or other anatomic lesion. Best to see your doc so they can have a look up your nose. ...Read more

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If you have laryngitis, and rest your voice, will a few sentences a day throw off your healing? Are anti-inflammatories recommended?

If you have laryngitis, and rest your voice, will a few sentences a day throw off your healing? Are anti-inflammatories recommended?

Laryngitis.: Anti- inflammatories are recommended. Ibuprofen 600-800 mg 3 times/day. Lots of hot salt water gargles and lozenges as needed for relief of pain. A few sentences per day will not delay healing. ...Read more

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