I'm wondering if anyone has experienced kidney issues after being on NSAIDs long term.
I have been on NSAIDs for approx 35 years and I have never had a break. I've previously also been on long term steroids and methotrexate.
3 years ago I had a kidney infection that took about 4 lots of antibiotics to resolve and then 2 years ago I had inflammation of the kidneys and it was mentioned that I needed to reduce my anti-inflammatories. I have tried reducing but haven't been able to. I now have gastroesophageal reflux disease and so currently waiting to discuss coming off anti-imflammatories and looking at alternatives (My last DAS was 5)
I'm due to be seeing GP this week as for the last few weeks, I have had a lot of pain on my right side and back, especially when going for a wee. Its pain to the point where it leaves me breathless. I've previously had this pain but an ultrasound didn't show kidney stones, just an inflamed kidney...
Has anyone had similar?