alternatives to NSAIDS for anklyosing spondilytis

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KENNETICENERGY
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   Posted 7/11/2017 5:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been on Indomethacin for quite some time 75 mg 2x daily and that has really helped me deal with pain.However my doctor saw my creatine levels up slightly (kidney function) and took me off indomethacin and onto sulfuflazine. I read it might take 4-12 weeks brfore the drug starts taking effect, but as for now I am beyond pain in every joint I know

Has anyone made this change of medication or is there another drug you thought helped with the pain. Its at times like this that the difference between a pain medication vs an antiinflammatory med becomes very clear. I'm on percocet, but once the indomethacin was stopped, the pain has been unbearable. Any thoughts gang...

straydog
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   Posted 7/12/2017 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello & welcome to the forum. You probably know the NSAID's should be taken for a short term because they are very hard on the gut. Have you considered one of the TNF blocker's? They are commonly used with success. Perhaps now is the time to talk to your dr about trying one of them.

Take care.
Susie
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