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CryptidKai

717d

For anyone trying to use over the counter medication for pain (Specifically Fibro) I've been stupid and taking Tylenol, and recently prescribed 600mg Ibuprofen after a flare up. The doctor explained that and Aleve helps more because my pain was mainly caused by Inflamation around my ribcage (Costochondritis, a symptom of fibro) and these two meds are anti-inflammatory. So hopefully this helps someone out there like me who didn't know! <3

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    • CoffeeAndDogs

      717d

      You can take both Tylenol and NSAIDs. Tylenol can help pain and even opiate medications are often paired with Tylenol (aka acetaminophen). Though Tylenol does not reduce inflammation which can be why Advil, Aleve, or prescription NSAIDs (Celebrex, Meloxicam, etc) may be more helpful. However, you can take both and can be especially helpful to stagger the meds for better overall management of pain.

    • CoffeeAndDogs

      717d

      You can take both Tylenol and NSAIDs. Tylenol can help pain and even opiate medications are often paired with Tylenol (aka acetaminophen). Though Tylenol does not reduce inflammation which can be why Advil, Aleve, or prescription NSAIDs (Celebrex, Meloxicam, etc) may be more helpful. However, you can take both and can be especially helpful to stagger the meds for better overall management of pain.

    • bookbikecat

      717d

      omg i have rib inflammation stuff going on also! didn't know it was a fibro thing

      • CoffeeAndDogs

        717d

        @bookbikecat Yes Costochondritis is a very common comorbidity of Fibro

    • sunshineRosalind

      717d

      I added turmeric it helps some

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