I was diagnosed in 2008, started with naproxen/paracetamol/sulphasalazine but the in 2009 with Humira that worked quickly and fantastically well.but I still take naproxen twice daily for on-going wrist and other pain. As I assume we all do, I have blood tests every few months to check liver and kidney function and all okay so far. However at my last routine check with the rheumatologist commented that I should not continue with the naproxen at 500mg twice daily because it is not really intended for long-term use! I feel rather miffed and disappointed that I am told this after eight years not at the beginning,okay, my blood results are good but by the time I've sustained kidney damage, it is too late, kidney pathology generally being irreversible! It is the first time I've felt let down. I still take them now and again because I refuse to take opiates and originally was given naproxen because it is the safest anti-inflammatory to o'e's stomach, especially with omeprazole as well. So my question is this: Has everyone been told this about naproxen? ie Short-term-use only!