I didn't know ibuprofen could cause a flare--glad I read this post!
I would like to know what pain relievers are considered safe. I hope there are more options than tylenol!
Thanks for the feedback everyone!
I'm going to try the natural route with chamomile tea and heating pads. Hopefully, I can suffer thru and it will get better. I love tea, but never realized chamomile could be so soothing. Will give it a try!
To the best of my knowledge Ibuprophen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, like aspirin.
It does not contain ASA.
I took Advil for pain after my hemmroid surgery, which I believe contributed to the severity of my flare. There were lots of other problems- I didn't know I had Crohn's and never should have had the surgery in the first place- but the amount of Advil I was taking definitely didn't help.
My GI has approved me to take Advil for joint pain, but so far I refuse. I'm just too worried about what it might do to my guts. I am considering trying it for my period next week, though. The period cramps set off other cramping, and I spend the better part of the morning in the bathroom for two or three days. If I can stop the period cramping, maybe the rest won't be so bad.