I have had a sever pain flare and ended up at the urgent care centre yesterday. whilst unable to give me any painkillers stronger than my Tramadol the Dr did question why I had no anti-inflammatories and gave me a shot of diclofenac which lifted quite a bit of pain. He has sent me away with a Naproxen 500mg twice daily and instructions to take painkillers every day even if I feel OK as it is better to do that than take them when pain hits. I took one last night and one today and it has really reduced the heavy pressure feeling I usually have. So here are the questions
- is Naproxen something people take long term?
- has anyone had side effects (I know the list on the leaflet is scary long
- if I keep taking them will I need to up the dose as my body gets used to them?
I am seeing my GP on Monday, earliest available slot, and will talk it over with her as well as changing my pill as this latest one seems to have made my symptoms worse.