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Naproxen

Hello,

Has anyone ever tried Naproxen?

I have recently been prescribed 500mg Naproxen for my joints and overall pain.

The doctor said I would be fine taking Paracetamol with them but not Co-Codamol or Ibuprofen.

I also take Sertraline, will this have any effect?

Thank you :)

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Its a good anti inflammatory and pain relief med.Safe-to take paracetamol if you need bit more relief but only as directed.

Safe with Sertraline too.

However as Naproxen is a NSAID it can cause digestive problems. Many people take Omezaprole as well.but check with your gP.

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Hi I have sciatica bad, I take naproxen as well as co codomol diazepam, also omezaprole because of my Ibs,

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Hope the diazepam isn't long term and your GP monitoring? Nasty drug and only used short term.

Never heard omezaprole used for IBS. My David who has serious IBS caused by AS takes. lopiramide.

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I have been taking naxroxen for a couple of years now along with diazepram for about a year. I can take it or leave it. fentanyl patches 4 years tramadol 10 years plus for break through pain. Along with mirtazapine and Venlafaxine and gabapentin and I am fine. I also take omeprazole and Buscapan for ibs. I have just started using cbd oil to see if that helps with my osteoarthritis and anxiety and depression. But everyone is different as my doctor says that what I take the side effects would floor most people but they have no effect on me after a week of adjustment

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If they aren't working seems daft to take so many.

If you have started on CBD, a good one I hope, you can stop just about all other meds. Slowly of course but you will notice a very significant improvement in how you feel

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They do work it's amazing how with a new gp it changed before that I took 8 different pain killers a day. Now it's just fentanyl and gabapentin for nerve pain tramadol and naproxen if I over do it and have break through pain. The mirtazapine Venlafaxine for severe depression and anxiety. Diazepram for when things get really bad. He has given me my life back. Although my mobility is getting worse which he can't stop, which is having a knock on effect on my mental health. I am seeing him on Friday and will tell him that I am taking cbd oil and seeing what he says as at the moment it is reacting with my other Meds and it is causing a type of mouth ulcer, dizzy spells, nausea and I trust his advice. The other thing is cost, I get my medication free and I have just been medically retired which wasn't expected until I managed to break my pelvis and spine in March, not only that I thought that it was sciatica and only after 5 weeks did I find out what I had done and my employer decided that they couldn't keep me safe when I was then diagnosed with osteoporosis. So money has become tight suddenly.

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Listen to this link...it is American but same applies anywhere

cbdoilreview.org/cbd-cannab...

If you buy your CBD from a good supplier they would have advised you all of this

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Interesting! I was on the same meds as you, except for the fentanyl. Couldn't get along with Mirtazipine (gained 20lbs in 5 weeks!), so switched to lamotrigine. Had to stop taking the naproxen. Wrecked my stomach.

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Diazepam works well long-term for muscle spasm and anxiety. The problem is finding an effective dose and coming off it very gradually as it is physically habituating.

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Works well short term not long term.

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Proton pump inhibitors such as omezaprol decrease acid secretion from the stomach. They would do nothing for the direct erosive effect that Naproxen causes. The other potential problem is effect of both dogs on kidney function.

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Safe with sertraline ... yes to a certain extent but being on a SSRI increases the risk of gastric bleeds whilst on NSAID’s.

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Hi Maddie21, yes i have taken Naproxen over the years and taken it with Co-Codamol but not for long periods as it can cause stomach ulcers which my late Mum suffered with. It is a good drug which does relieve the inflammation but i found i could not work when taking both drugs.

Good Luck..

Bea

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You could try suppositories, they worked wonders for me, I had stomach problems so could not take naproxen. Had viltarol suppos for back ache from sciatica

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My sister used to take it but stopped because it gave her chronic constipation. x

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Most medication give u constipation, so u need something to take for that

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Hi Maddie21,

I have been on 500 mg x2 daily of Naproxen since last May, I also take Sertraline 75mg daily, I've had no issues with these personally.

A recent fall meant I needed additional pain killers and paracetamol was prescribed. That's been my experience, but we all respond in different ways to the same meds regimen.

We're you also prescribed something like Esomeprazole or Ranitidine?

I was told it's necessary to take something to protect your stomach, as Naproxen can be damaging to the stomach.

I wish you luck with this mix, it certainly hasn't given me problems.

Cheers, Catmag.

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It kept me up at night. Try taking it in morning w food

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Naproxin is ok but nothing really works I'm on more tablets than the pharmacy and I still struggling to get about

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Didn’t help me a bit but meds and treatments are like ice cream. You have to keep tasting until you find the perfect flavor for you.

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Well I’ve taken co-codamol with them for years. I have osteoarthritis in my right knee. Bone on bone for me so needs replacement really.

Anyway naproxen is an anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen or diclofenic.

So co-codamol, being paracetamol and codeine works well with it.

My doctor prescribes both for me.

That said I’m a network engineer not YOUR doctor. So I would always listen to him over me.

Worth discussing with him though next time you see him.

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It was prescribed for me following knee replacement surgery, I took the medication for three months without any ill affects

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I was given them sometime ago and was high as a kite but kept taking them and they leveled out I think it's try it but mine was back pain good look

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I had bad reactions with Naproxen, blurred vision and hearing problems, but most people here seem ok. Have regular checks with the doc. Hope it works for you.

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hi there. I take 500mg naproxen when required but no more than twice a day. My GP has also prescriped me 15/500mg co-codomol which can be taken with it so unsure why they have advised you not too. The naproxen does tend to raise my blood pressure a bit but I am also on blood pressure tablets so as it is now under control I am back taking the naproxen. It never used to work for me but lately and ache, pain or stillness it really does the trick which has made me cut back on the painkillers too. Hope you find it good for you too x

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UPDATE!!

I have stopped taking the Naproxen, it was giving my awful stomach pains and diarrhoea. Back to the ibuprofen and co-codamol.

Thank you for all your comments.

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Being on sertealine didn’t help. Did they prescribe a PPI with it ?

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Naproxen was fantastic for my pain, but after 500mg twice a day for 4 years, it did very bad things to my stomach. Developed an ulcer, as well as serious Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disorder. Even though I stopped taking it a year ago, I still have bad GORD.

Always take with food, don't mix with alcohol, cut down on caffeine. And yes, your GP should absolutely be prescribing omeprazole, or similar.

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hi Maddie21, until 2014, I was on Naproxen for about 4 years, and also on Sertraline at the same time.

Over the last 18 months on them I began swelling and looking like I was being inflated. I was also beginning to sweat from under my hairline and scalp. We did some research into side effects of both meds and found weight gain with Naproxen. I was geiipptting married in 2016, and spoke to my GP anpbout stopping taking these tablets. She argued my pain would increase, but my argument was if I loose some weight, I might feel my pain less. I told her I was stopping taking Naproxen for a month, if she agreed or not. If nothing changed, I’d go back onto it.

A week after I stopped, I met someone I’d not seen for a month or so and she said she knew I’d lost weight as she could see it in my face. I’d not lost a single lb, and told her.

I stayed off it, and now I’m nearly 4st lighter.

As for Sertraline, I had a similar conversation with my GP as there was a lot of information on excess separating with this drug. I stopped taking that too, thinking I’ll cross what relevant bridge I get to eventually, and after about 3/4 months of starting to feel less like an empty shell, and a bit more human, my sweating eased an awful lot.

I’m not saying these things happen to everyone, but I feel I need to give my honest version of what happened with these drugs.

I feel better for not taking them, I use cumin for inflammation now which really helps.

When I was diagnosed with Adrenal Insufficiency last month, a lot of things seemed to “fit” and. As my husband and I talk, we see things that make sense. Whilst sertraline made me feel empty, and tired, the tiredness was so debilitating I couldn’t get out of bed some days.

Do your research on the internet, and trust in what real people say, as opposed to medical papers etc.

You’ll find your own way with it, good luck

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