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Orchard1
Orchard1
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Has anyone used this medication and if so, was it helpful?

Thanks for reading.

Orchard1

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lisa___s

Yes I’ve used it for years now. It’s just basically a very strong anti-inflammatory. You have to eat before you take it, that’s very important.

But it’s good

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Orchard1
Orchard1
in reply to lisa___s

Great. Thanks for replying. I'll give it a try.

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misty14

Hi orchard

Ive taken naproxen and it was very helpful and no problems taking it. Hope it helps youX

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Orchard1
Orchard1
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Hi Misty

Great, thanks for replying. I'll give it a try.

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misty14
misty14
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Great Orchard, hope it helps you. Keep us postedX

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Twitchytoes

Yes I use it for a few days at a stretch and it’s very effective - but then gastritis kicks in. I use a stomach protector with it - that’s important.

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Orchard1

Thanks for replying. GP given me a stomach protector so worth a try.

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Twitchytoes

I wouldn’t take it for more than a few days for muscular, joint and tendon pain - but that really is all I need it for generally. I’d not take any of these drugs for more than short term use. I have early stage kidney disease and GERD so have to be very careful with all these meds. Can’t tolerate codeine based drugs at all.

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Jodirae

Yes, I have used it. Naproxen can be purchased over the counter as Aleeve, but I’ve been prescribed percription strength naproxen for pain before I was diagnosed with Lupus and I couldn’t believe the difference it made! My pain felt like it melted away!

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Orchard1
Orchard1
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Thanks for replying. Very helpful.

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jimbo1605

My wife takes it for severe headaches - i know thats unsual but its the only thing that works. It also helps at the same time with the rheumatic type leg and arm pains. I would reinforce was has been said about gastric issues and be careful if you have asthma as well.

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Orchard1
Orchard1
in reply to jimbo1605

Thanks a lot. As I also get severe headaches, I'll give it a try.

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GUITARGIBBO

Really strong. I was given olmeprazol to protect my stomach before I took it....I have a strong constitution, but it upset my stomach too much, had to stop it.

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Orchard1

This is what concerns me! Thanks for replying. Think I'll stick with ibuprofen for the time being.

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Sacha07

I had to stop taking it as it made me very low.

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Kevin53

There is always a caution unfortunately:

FDA strengthens warning that NSAIDs increase heart attack and stroke risk. ... Examples of commonly used over-the-counter NSAIDs include ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) and naproxen (Aleve). Celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren) and others are prescription NSAIDs.22 Aug 2017

Best wishes Kevin

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Orchard1
Orchard1
in reply to Kevin53

Thanks for replying Kevin. As I'm 68 think I won't bother trying this and stick with paracetamol for now.

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BabaOsw

I was on 2000mg a day and came to the conclusion that the cons were starting to out weigh the pros. I was given olmprazol to settle tummy, but read really bad reports on that. Naproxen kinda made me feel alittle empty/distant, if that makes sense.

It also gave me craving for chocolate.

Afew year back i was switched over to Celebrex, but that came with other health warnings and i think is now withdrawn, so about 4 year ago was put back onto Naproxin.

I havnt taken any since Sept 2017, so tried to work through discomforts at the mo...

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Orchard1
Orchard1
in reply to BabaOsw

Thanks for replying. Very helpful.

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SH55

I didn't find Naproxen good enough to outweigh the potential long term health side effects so stick to Paracetamol.

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Legomamma

Yes, but I had to take the prescription strength and it gave me stomach upset badly. There's a worry about ulcers as well and not meant to take long term. If the over the counter Ibuprofen which is less harsh helps you could try for no less than 10 days it's worth a try, but that dose didn't work for me. It works better the more often you take it. Such as dose 3-4 will work better than taking once. Take with food....toast or milk/dairy was recommended to me

Good luck 💜💜

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Orchard1
Orchard1
in reply to Legomamma

Very helpful. Thanks.

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weathervane

Hi Orchard , I tried naproxen along with omeprazole for a week but it was too harsh on my stomach and i had to stop. It helped a bit with pain but I wasn’t that impressed with it unfortunately.

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Buffy14

I can't take it because I have kidney disease it isn't allowed if you have kidney involvement , I can't take aspirin because I am on warfarin , have to stick to paracetamol based drugs .

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