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Can Somebody Advise Me on a Safe Painkller with PA?

I'm hoping somebody can help me here. I have avoided painkillers for years due to low stomach acid. However, I now find myself in a position where I'm going to have to take some. What would you advise? I will be able to take a couple of betaine HCL with pepsin when I take any painkillers and I will take them with food.

Many thanks.

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If you have low stomach acid then there should be no problems with NSAIDS so I'd use ibuprofen.

However, I'd check with my doctor or pharmacist first.

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Paracetamol is the safest painkiller ~ If you need something stronger Paracetamol with Codeine should be fine too (If you can tolerate Codeine) - ideally only for short term use. NSAIDS should never be taken for anyone with stomach issues - they can cause all sorts of problems in the gut. I have PA and been told several times by specialists never to take Ibuprofen. Hope this helps :)


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