What pain killers can take while on pred for headache. I'm already taking paracetamol. Can I take ibuprofen, naproxen or is there a better one to take
Headaches : What pain killers can take while on... - PMRGCAuk
Codeine based stuff is better. The NSAIDs (the stuff you mentioned) together with pred are not recommended, each can cause gastric irritation, together the risk is higher. PS - watch out for constipation with codeine-based stuff.
However - what SORT of headache? Could it be GCA raising its head?
Do you know what is causing the headaches?
This is my 8th day of pred and 4 days had this headache. So assuming it pred that is causing it. I'm taking paracetamol which take the edge of it but still there
Hi Karen,Where is the headache? 4 days ago you also mentioned eye issues. Maybe you need to be checked out for GCA.
I mentioned it to dr this morning she said just see how often it happens cause it only happened once.
Interesting question. I had a glass of red wine on the 27th evening and immediately got a bad headache. As it was close to bedtime, I thought I'd sleep it off. But, no, it lasted all night (front half of my head, including left and right temples and forehead). I usually have my Pred after breakfast, which I did. The headache was gone within an hour! Unbelievable. This is pain I have always described as migraine! Anyone else experienced this?
I get headaches too, sometimes lasting three days. Then they disappear until the next time. Even my migraine headaches didn’t last that long! Seems it only happens when I am taking Pred - and they suddenly disappear, like yours! I woke up with one this morning - and just know, I am stuck with it at least until tomorrow ☹️
It is recommended that over 70 y/o should not take long term ibuprofen, it can affect the kidneys.
In most cases, I take paracetamol. When it doesn't work, I take ibuprofen. But if you have headaches often, it is better to ask a doctor as it is important to find out the reason and choose a proper medication.
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