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inflammation 1 year 1 month ago #71976

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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 
thank you
 

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inflammation 1 year 1 month ago #71988

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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.

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inflammation 1 year 1 month ago #71996

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yes do have a  rheumatologist and a lot of test done and she can't find any thing so we started with what i am taking now but thank you 

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inflammation 1 year 1 month ago #71999

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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

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inflammation 1 year 1 month ago #72002

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It is very rare that NSAIDs or Aspirin cause ITP but they do affect platelet function i.e. reduce ability to help clot blood.

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inflammation 1 year 1 month ago #72005

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Sounds really frustrating and discouraging. I hope something can be figured out so you feel better soon.

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inflammation 1 year 1 month ago #72007

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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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inflammation 11 months 3 weeks ago #72160

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hello every one hope all are doing ok 
say anyone been taking this celecoxib  for inflammation?  well was suggested to try it please let me know thank you

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