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Ibuprofen alternative? - November 5th 2010, 01:34 PM

Well, it's getting colder and my arthritis is getting worse. I've been told to take ibuprofen (I was on 800mg tablets) but it's likely I have polycystic kidneys disease (there were cysts on the US) so I'd rather not take them.
But I want to know some other alternatives I could use? At least until I've been to the kidney specialist and what not.
The only thing I've found that works so far is sex, and well, that's quite impractical sometimes Though I haven't really tried anything else, but I'm open to suggestions?
   
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Re: Ibuprofen alternative? - November 5th 2010, 01:35 PM

I'm not sure if this will work for you, but I use paracetamol as well as ibuprofen as a painkiller. Maybe you should speak to your doctor and see what they suggest for you to use.

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Re: Ibuprofen alternative? - November 5th 2010, 01:43 PM

I did go to my doctor, he said it was above his wage package and reffered me on, so I'm waiting for another apointment. He did say that I should probable keep taking it, but that I shouldn't take it in the long term. So I don't really feel like taking so much, and any less won't really help =/
   
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Re: Ibuprofen alternative? - November 5th 2010, 03:55 PM

In Singapore, ibuprofen is prescription only, so everyone uses something called Panadol... which is paracetamol? Have you tried that?



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Re: Ibuprofen alternative? - November 6th 2010, 06:26 PM

Hey there,

A lot of medication can effect your organs, however if he has prescribed it, I'd say that you'll be fine. Obviously, with Ibuprofen it's recommended that you never take it on an empty stomach, because then it can do damage. We're not medical professionals so your best bet is to keep going as you are until you see the specialist!

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Re: Ibuprofen alternative? - November 6th 2010, 07:40 PM

Paracetamol is crap =/
And I was prescribed the ibuprofen a year a go and have been taking it since, I would rather not though =/
   
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Re: Ibuprofen alternative? - November 6th 2010, 08:09 PM

If you can take codeine try co-codamol. It is paracetamol and codeine.
   
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Re: Ibuprofen alternative? - November 7th 2010, 08:00 AM

I thought you needed a prescription for that now?
   
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Re: Ibuprofen alternative? - November 7th 2010, 09:08 AM

You can buy codeine with paracetamol over the counter in most countries, you can't buy pure codeine. Plus it's a lower dosage than you get on prescription. But it's amazing for pain relief still. If you do try it, read up on side effects before. It's safe to take, but because it's strong you should only take it when you really need it, and not for like years.


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Re: Ibuprofen alternative? - November 7th 2010, 10:13 AM

Yeah you need a prescription for codeine on it's own...

http://www.boots.com/en/Boots-Parace...32-Pack_11229/
These are boots own brand which are a lot cheaper and the same as branded ones like these...
http://www.boots.com/en/Solpadeine-M...Tablets_11388/
   
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Re: Ibuprofen alternative? - November 7th 2010, 12:08 PM

It's the kinda pain that I'd need to take pain killers for more than three days for though =/
   
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Re: Ibuprofen alternative? - November 10th 2010, 06:35 AM

I use Aleve it is an over the counter medication that really helps with bone and muscle pain and stiffness.


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Re: Ibuprofen alternative? - November 10th 2010, 11:03 AM

Personally, I'm thinking your best bet would be co-codemol, but you really need to see your doctor!
   
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Re: Ibuprofen alternative? - November 10th 2010, 11:22 AM

Co-codamol and paracetemol pretty much the best over-the-counter medications that you can try. I think that talking to your doctor would be your best bet though, he may be able to prescribe you something stronger such as codeine, diclofenac or acupan.
   
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