My stomach has been a bit upset the past two days and I've had to take two of my Welchols to keep it inline. I actually got quite sick feeling yesterday and thought I might have to go home, but luckily the Welchol did kick in. I'm beginning to think that my daily doses of Ibuprofen may be starting to have an affect on my guts.
Because of the viral arthritis, I have to have an anti-inflammatory. If I don't take the Ibuprofen, I get back to the point where I can't pick my feet up far enough to put on my pants because of the pain in my knees. I am supposed to take 6-9 pills (200mg each) a day, but the past week or so I've only been doing 4, and the past couple of days I've only done 2 pills in the morning, and now my joints, which had gotten almost completely better, are starting to get stiff and a bit achy on me again.
Does anyone have any recommendations in terms of anti-inflmmatories that won't upset your stomach? I am relcutant to try aspirin since it never, ever helps my headaches, no matter how many I take, so I doubt its ability to do anything to the inflammation and pain in my joints. Is Tylenol any better? Anything herbal that works?