I take naproxen regularly, because if I stop taking it I can't walk withing 24 hours because of the pain and stiffness. Fortunately, it has never bothered me and I always take it with food. My GI is aware of this, said while he doesn't recommend NSAIDS for UC patients that being able to walk is pretty important, so take it as long as it doesn't bother you.
Try it, if it bothers you call the doctor to check on other options. It's really hard to replace NSAIDS for those of us with inflammatory musculoskeletal problems.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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