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Ibuprofen. Can we take it with certain drugs

Hi. I have rheumatoid arthritis and am currently taking sulfasalaxine and hydroxy chloroquine. I have a sudden pain I my bum cheek and goes all the way down my leg. My husband says it seems like sciatica. Which he takes ibuprofen for. Our disease is a inflammatory disease. If I take ibuprofen will this my arthritis worse. Please I hope someone out there knows. I am currently soaking in a bath. Nothings helping. Feeling quiet agitated. Thanks to any one that has the knowledge. Xx

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yes you can my love I went to doc recently with really bad cough and they said I can take ibuprofen so its fine I'm on same drugs as your self so I know your be ok :-)

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Thanks so much. Don't wanna suffer any more. Xzy

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your welcome hope you get rest from it if our illness aint bad enough to deal with follow me and keep me posted how you doing if you want been dignosed for 4 years now was doing ok till 3 weeks ago went to work and couldn't walk when the infamation test came back it was off the scale so not sure awaiting a assessment to go on new drug x

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Hi Treza. Your pain certainly sounds like sciatica but it's probably a good idea to get your GP to have a look at it and maybe prescribe a suitable painkiller. Ibuprofen is great for pain and inflammation but not so good if you have asthma. My dad was a physio and always advised that a hand towel rolled up and pinned around your waist at night to give your back a little extra support may ease things a little and make things more comfy. Wishing you better

J

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I asked my RA Dr at my last visit about Ibuprofen and she said no, just take Tylenol. Don't know if that was just her preference or if there was a reason?

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I rub Ibroprofen gel on my bottom and leg for sciatica as I can't take it in tablet form

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I am also on those meds plus Biologics and I use ibuprofen for pain relief and had no problems. I've previously run it past my doc and consultant & they were fine with it. I try and not use it very often if I can help it though. I also use ice packs when whatever bit of my body is particularly bad - feet, hands etc they also help. There are loads of online exercises for sciatica, maybe try googling for a bit of relief from that until you can get checked out properly.. :)

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Thanks I checked it out is a great website. Cheers

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Hi ibuprofen can cause stomach problems. I would recommend naproxen, they are stronger & safer. See your G.P For professional & good advice. Every person is different so what works for me or somebody else might not be suitable for you. All the best. Sam.

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