what does every one take for arthritis pain
my hemo won't give me any thing told to take advil on occasion but that doesn't work when you have pain every day
pain is so bad that some times i can't even walk had all kinds of blood work done and they can't find any thing
seems that if i take 250 Tylenol 500 advil and 5 mg pred i can actually function
any info would be great
Oh, that's not a good way to live. I've been there. I take extra strength tylenol and tylenol arthritis, but if my pain gets as severe as yours I talk to my rheumatologist about other treatment options. You shouldn't have to live with that. Do you have a rheumatologist?
I don't think you should take ibuprofen when you have ITP since it can lower platelet counts. Asprin can lower platelet counts too. The only OTC pain medicine I take is acetaminophen.
I take nothing orally for my arthritis pain. Don't have a rheumatologist. I have had both knees replaced and that made a huge difference, no more pain in knees. For shoulders I use Voltaren cream - it is a NSAID so I only use it for a couple days at a time, it does help. Walgreen's has their brand of it and it is the exact same ingredients [active & inactive] as the brand name and cheaper. Also for shoulders I use lidocaine patches if not using the Voltaren. There's nothing I use for hands/fingers - just a few curse words
What is your platelet count cchucky?
"Instead of wasting your time worrying about symptoms, just get it checked out" -Nieca Goldberg, MD
platelets run around 40-50k
i just thought some one else might be having similar issues reason for asking
i know advil and similar drugs will affect my counts so don't take every day and do take prednisone on occasion small amount s to help with counts my body does well on it brings counts up quickly
was told to try celibrac by orthoepic for the arthritis have it in lower back knees neck shoulder right hand ! but drug plan won't pay for it so am stuck
but thank you for all input
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