Does anaprox (naproxen) work as a pain killer?

Yes. Absolutely. Best for mild to moderate pain which is caused by inflammation. It also works well for many bone, joint, musculoskeletal, and gynecological sources of pain by blocking production of certain types of chemicals involved in the inflammatory response known as prostoglandins.

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What pain killer gets rid of severe headaches tied to menstruation, PMS? Nothing works. Tried Ibuprofen, Tylenol, (acetaminophen) aspirin, naproxen atdiff. Times Ideas?

Menstrual migraines. See a neurologist. triptans or Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) may work. If frequency is more than 4 days a month then prophylactic medications will help. Read more...
Addition of caffeine. For these types of headaches, without getting into prescription medication, and anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen, combined with caffeine(i.e. coffee or Mountain Dew) often helps. An ice pack 15 to 20 minutes at a time is also helpful as is stretching affected neck, etc. muscles. Read more...

Dr prescribed 500mg of Naproxen to help with infuriation as I wait to get into hand surgeon. Not cutting pain at all. Can I take a pain killer with?

Infuriation? Im not sure what you mean by infuriation but if you're going to have a surgery in your hand and the naproxen is not helping yet for pain, yes you can take a pain killer but consult with your physician first anyway, you should not take any naproxen or Aspirin products prior to a surgery. Make sure that if you're given narcotics for pain u minimize the use of them to avoid risk of addiction. Read more...

Is there such a thing as an effective natural pain killer? This is for joint pain, arthritis in my case. I'd like to stop taking naproxen. There was a pill called instaflex some time ago, that seemed to alleviate my pain a llittle. But it was too expensi

It . It depends on your definition of "natural". What is natural? Everything that is manufactured in a tablet and bottled and sold in a store is inherently not "natural". All "natural" compounds are chemicals that, if taken incorrectly, have side effects. Also, many "natural" remedies work as well as placebo. Others have hundreds or thousands of years worth of track record. Just some food for thought. Read more...
Glucosamine. I agree that the long term use of nsaids should be avoided if possible. You can try glucosamine/chondroitin combo. Take at least 1, 500 mg of glucosamine daily and give it a 3 month trial before deciding if it has value. Read more...

Regarding analgesic pain management, is it safe to use nsaids such as Aleve (naproxen) in conjunction with acetaminophen?

Yes. Nsaids can cause kidney and GI toxicity, Acetaminophen can cause liver toxicity. Alternating the two can minimize the dose for both classes of drug and reduce toxicity. As always, i encourage working with your doctor to optimize your pain management and medical therapy. Read more...
Yes. These drugs work by different mechanisms, have different side effects, and can be complementary. Read more...