When my. IBS has flares up it aggravates my back problems. I used to manage the back pain with pain killers and anti inflamatories. I think the latter are why IBS got bad.
I am now in extreme pain and paracetamol is not doing mu h on its own. Codeine usually leads to constipation which also affects my back.
Ibuprofen or naproxen irritate my gut.
I am in catch 22
Take something for more pain relief and it will cause gut problems then back problems which is where I am now.
This time I have severe neck pain which is unbearable.
Dr prescribed anti depressant for pain but it says can take weeks to work.
I need pain relief now !!!