I do not use Ibruprofen at all as it really upsets my stomach alot. But on occasion when I have had a really bad headache and my pain meds didn't help, I will take an Aleve. But I do so on a rare occasion only. Ibruprofen and Aleve caused my flare that brought me out of remission after my 20 year remission. I think it is ok once in awhile, but not on a daily basis. JMHO
I do know some people take Tramadol with alot of success without all the drowsiness side effects, but I can't use this one for myself as I have a very delicate stomach and it upsets it. But some folks have alot of success with it. Good luck and gentle hugs.
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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