its similar to aspirin. it thins the blood and if you already have internal bleeding (which the majority of us have) it will exasperate the situation.
Tylenol is the only OTC pain reliever allowed.
great, ibuprofen 400mg. is theonly thing along with vicodin helps with joint and muscle pain. I take them in conjunction with vic's. I can't tell if it has made me flare or not. it seems rem has kept the big flares a bay, but feels like someone has taken baseball bat to mt back. When I go to my shop to work, certain physical work feels good to stretch out my back, but when I'm doing something which requires upper arm strength, wow! my shoulders are like fire. It's my back, I feel it's from rem. my back was in good condition. I took ibu's to avoid taking so many vic's. I got out of bed this morning because my back was on fire. i figured I'll go on HW and see what I can find. Depressing thread, sorry. I don't know what to do now, any suggestions? It seems like I start to get comfortable after a couple of doses of pain med's. I'm bewildered. I know when I mix 2 ibu's and 2 vic's. really works well. I've been out of ibu for about a month, called yesterday to get phone in ibu's. i also called about pain managment, I need to get squared away with this pain, our art business after being slow for darn near two years, has awoken with authority, and in order for me to make money, man I need to get this crap under control. my dose of vic's is 5-500(low doseage). maybe if we increase that to 10mg and 1 ibu. I don't ever bleed internally, never have but the very early stages of cd 40 years ago, in fact I got 8 units of blood in 1970, and of course I got hep c. with those 8 units of blood. lucky for me I never drank.