Tylenol or Advil?

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Pooie1981
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   Posted Today 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Are both Tylenol and Advil okay to take with UC meds !? Just wondering, I read somewhere that Tylenol was less harsh or something. Also.. if taking Tylenol helps with the abdominal pains is it ok to take it regularly? I already feel like a pill popper.. I feel uncomfortable when I take Tylenol and my regular meds but it helps with the pains !!
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pb4
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   Posted Today 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Tylenol yes, ADVIL A BIG NO...no pain meds with asa in them, that's why Tylenol is safe, asa promotes bleeding in the intestinal tract.

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   Posted 4/23/2008 5:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Tylonel is definately our safe pain med. And Pb is right no no no to any and all Nsaids or anti-inflammatories.
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   Posted 4/23/2008 6:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Just to reiterate....I took some Ibuprofen last time I had a sinus infection...and not joking...I started bleeding the next day. Definitely stick to Tylenol!
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Pooie1981
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   Posted 4/23/2008 7:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks all... VERY good to know !!

:O)
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   Posted 4/24/2008 12:50 AM (GMT -6)   
my goodness, i never knew that.
Advil has always been my choice if needed for occasional headache or muscle pain.
not anymore.
thanks poohie1981 for the question and the pro's for anwering!
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   Posted 4/24/2008 5:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm surprised that this still shocks me........that the doctors don't tell you to avoid Nsaids. Some Uc'ers though can get away with taking a few here or there but I'm like Tab here - only one dose will make me start bleeding almost instantly. I used to LOVE Advil and I oh so wish I could take them again! :( But I can't.
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bellski
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   Posted 4/24/2008 6:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, my doctor told me no aspirin, advil or products like that.  I used to take a ton of advil before I was diagnosed with uc, just a couple of months ago.  I do miss it becausse it works better that tylenol.  It is so good that you adkes this question, I'm surprised your doctor didn't tell you.  Good luck!  Bellski

Pooie1981
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   Posted 4/24/2008 6:50 AM (GMT -6)   
:O) Thanks for the answers all.... :O) I think when I was first diagnosed she had said something about Advil but I was still basically in shock over the whole diagnoses and so many other questions were streaming thru my head. Afterwards I couldn't remember which she said to avoid... and since I had been taking the odd advil and not noticing anything wrong.. I didn't really think it was that important.

Now I know... and knowing is half the battle.

:)
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   Posted 4/24/2008 7:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Taking Tylenol up to four times a day is okay if you have no liver problems. If you have any liver function issues or are on Imuran or other immunosuppressants, check with your doctor.

I do take Naproxen (OTC is Aleve), with my GI's approval, for the joint pain. Only because every time I try to stop taking it I become unable to walk within 24 hours. He said if it hadn't bothered me by now, the likelihood was that my gut isn't that sensitive to it.
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Alycacc
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   Posted 6/13/2008 1:15 PM (GMT -6)   
my dr. said always use Tylenol vs Advil and a nutritionist said this as well.

suebear
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   Posted 6/13/2008 1:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I only take Advil, even when I had UC. Tylenol does not work for me. As long as it's occasional use it's fine. You shouldn't take NSAIDs regularly.

Sue
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dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

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Got2Believe
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   Posted 6/13/2008 2:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Advil and Ibuprofens make my eyelids swell up. I used to take them a lot b4 i got UC and then one day my eye almost swelled shut. I guess my body is wack like that.
                                                                                         
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bellski
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   Posted 6/13/2008 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
My doc said NO ADVIL or ibuprophen or aspirin. Tylenol is OK. Good question. I used to take a ton of advil, I miss it. Tylenol doesn't work as well. Good luck! Bellski
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seconder
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   Posted 6/14/2008 7:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't have a problem with any NSAIDS. I think you just have to see what your body will react to. If you don't want to do that, stick to Tylenol. None of them are all that good for you as it is.
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