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Endometriosis And Ibuprofen
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How can I differentiate between normal cramps and endometriosis? Advil and tylenol work instantly for me?
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?
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
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
Pain in stomach. Taking advil (ibuprofen) and penicillin for strep.why is my stomach throbbing like hunger pain and cramping.
When u can't take Advil , motrin, or naproxen, and tylenol (acetaminophen) has stopped working, what can be done for chronic joint pain.
History of ovarian cyst.Sudden sharp ovarian pain.Lasted 30 mins. Got better with heat and tylenol (acetaminophen).Some fullness and mild pain now.Conern?Normal?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is it okay that i take prescription naproxen, meloxicam, or ibuprofen for joint pain and inflammation?
Yes and no: Take any one of these meds. However, never combine them. ...Read more