I've been suffering with muscle and joint pain for a few weeks which is down to a viral infection and has been treated in hospital. The doctors I have seen have said that NSAIDS would be best for treating this which I can't take so have been on co-codamol for this time. This is now causing problems with my stomach and could also be contributing to my headache according to the doctor. I have tried just paracetamol but it only takes the edge of the pain which I am told could last for several weeks/months. I am due to see my GP tomorrow and wondered if any one can suggest other pain relief I could try. I have also been using heat packs etc.