Alleve is just the brand name OTC naproxen. Like how tylenol is acetaminophen and motrin is ibuprofen. Before I was dx with Crohn's I tried it [alleve] a couple times for menstrual cramps and it did nothing, and since you can only take it every 12 hours, I was suffering the whole day and afraid to take anything else on top of it!
Finally Dx- April 13 2007 (age 26) ilio-crohn's-colitis. Surgeries:appendectomy, cholecystectomy, tonsillectomy, pinidal cyst removed,emergency abdominal surgery for hemorrhaging ovary from burst ovarian cyst, LEEPcervix, emergency abdominal surgery for grapefruit sized ovarian cyst removal, D and C of uterus, lumpectomy of breast.
MEDS: remicade, prednisone, Asacol TID, protonix, metformin, buspar, trazodone, multi V, B complex, flaxseed. Vegetarian, leaning towards vegan. no nuts, seeds, or wheat.
Many allergies. Polycystic ovarian syndrome, anxiety, depression, ITP
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