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What can be taken for bad muscle and joint pain besides nsaids? nephrologist and gastroenterologist both said no nsaids and tylenol (acetaminophen) doesn't help

What can be taken for bad muscle and joint pain besides nsaids? nephrologist and gastroenterologist both said no nsaids and tylenol (acetaminophen) doesn't help

Try topical therapy: To minimize side effects, topical therapy like heat, massage, capsaicin cream &lidocaine patches are often helpful. It's important to remember that some degree of musculoskeletal discomfort is to be expected with age, and getting our mind to focus on other things is really important. Gradual exercise helps. Stronger pain meds should be used only occasionally due to life-threatening side effects. ...Read more

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Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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I need pain relief for endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome?

I need pain relief for endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Contact your Doctor: I am sure you realize this, but pain relief does not come from the internet. This is something to consult your physician caring for you in person. ...Read more

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How can I differentiate between normal cramps and endometriosis? Advil and tylenol work instantly for me?

How can I differentiate between normal cramps and endometriosis? Advil and tylenol work instantly for me?

See ObGyn: Need to have a pelvic exam and transvaginal ultrasound. Experienced pelvic exam done by Ob Gyn maybe able to feel an enlarged uterus.
Occasional menstrual cramps are normal. Is there any family history of endometriosis?
See a Ob Gyn to help rule out endometriosis. There may not even be a need to get an ultrasound after a thorough exam. ...Read more

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Can doxycycline and metronidazole make endometriosis pain intensify? Been taking for 24 hrs and having more intense pain?

Can doxycycline and metronidazole make endometriosis pain intensify?  Been taking for 24 hrs and having more intense pain?

No: Your symptoms require a thorough history and physical examination. The differential diagnosis (e.g. list of possibilities) is extensive. I would definitely start out by ruling out a pregnancy and go from there. Good luck! ...Read more

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Would taking these pain killers diclofenc and cocodamol 8/500 affect your periods?

Would taking these pain killers diclofenc and cocodamol 8/500 affect your periods?

Yes: Analgesics like diclofenac could thin your blood and change menstruation but usually improve painful symptoms. The Codeine contained in cocodamol when used over long periods of time and specially at high doses could inhibit hormones required for regular menstrual periods. ...Read more

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Which is better for body in long run for managing severe cramps with endo: round clock800 mg advil (ibuprofen) or OCCASIONAL percocet replacing several advil (ibuprofen)?

Which is better for body in long run for managing severe cramps with endo: round clock800 mg advil (ibuprofen) or OCCASIONAL percocet replacing several advil (ibuprofen)?

Hard to say: There are risks for both approaches. The risk of using controlled substances seems greater and I usually recommend the 800 mg advil (ibuprofen) three times a day for the duration of the menstrual cycle. If this is longer than 1 week each month then further consideration should be given to the regimen ...Read more

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Which is better for menstrual cramps: ibuprofen or acetaminophen?

Which is better for menstrual cramps: ibuprofen or acetaminophen?

Ibuprofen might be: more effective. NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can v pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more

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Pain in stomach. Taking advil (ibuprofen) and penicillin for strep.why is my stomach throbbing like hunger pain and cramping.

Pain in stomach. Taking advil (ibuprofen) and penicillin for strep.why is my stomach throbbing like hunger pain and cramping.

Uncertain but..: Sometimes use of antibiotics can throw off the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut - so that is one possibility. Another possible issue is that NSAID's can sometimes cause GI upset. ...Read more

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When u can't take Advil , motrin, or naproxen, and tylenol (acetaminophen) has stopped working, what can be done for chronic joint pain.

When u can't  take  Advil , motrin, or naproxen, and tylenol (acetaminophen) has stopped working, what can be done for chronic  joint pain.

New Medication: For chronic pain, the pain impulses can be centralized to the spinal cord and central nervous system. Researchers are finding that medications like Neurontin (gabapentin) may be effective for chronic joint pain. You will have to see a knowledgable pain physician. ...Read more

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Can i take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil for pain while i'm on cipro and Flagyl for a diverticulitis flair up?

Can i take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil for pain while i'm on cipro and Flagyl for a diverticulitis flair up?

Yes: Yes you can. There is no relationship in how they work and can be taken together without concern of a possible cross reaction. ...Read more

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What can I use to help severe menstrual cramping? Normal pain relievers like Advil and Aleve (naproxen) don't work for me.

What can I use to help severe menstrual cramping? Normal pain relievers like Advil and Aleve (naproxen) don't work for me.

Agree w Dr. Lewis: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more

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I've taken midol and ibuprofen for menstrual cramps and nothing is helping?

I've taken midol and ibuprofen for menstrual cramps and nothing is helping?

See your doctor: If your menstrual cramping is not control over the counter Motrin i would recommend seeing your physician for other options. ...Read more

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Can fibroids and/or endometriosis cause hormone fluctuations? Breast pain and swelling, abdominal pain and swelling, not pregnant.

Can fibroids and/or endometriosis cause hormone fluctuations? Breast pain and swelling, abdominal pain and swelling, not pregnant.

Hormones screwed up: The out of balance hormones cause the other problems and are first . The underlying problem may be toxins the are causing the entire set of problems. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where the lining tissue of the uterus, is located outside the uterus. The displaced tissue, just like the tissue lining the uterus, bleeds during each menstrual cycle. Endometriosis can be very painful, and can result ...Read more


Dr. Ravi Chand
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Nuprin (Definition)

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