Painkillers what type

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   Posted 8/1/2008 8:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi was just wondering what type of painkillers people take im from UK so brand names may be differant but i tend to take paracetamol sometimes it does nothing at all for the pain have taken co-codamol but that tends to constipate i used to take voltrol and brufen for my back but they are not good for U/C I feel i need something a bit stronger than paracetamol not all the time but when pain is bad i know everyone is differant and have been told i have a very high pain thresh-hold dont know whether thats good or bad just interested what other people take any advice
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
  Meds Predfoam 20mg 2x day stopped started Salofalk supps 1gm 26/6/08
  Mesalazine 400mg 2 tabsx2 day

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   Posted 8/1/2008 8:18 AM (GMT -6)   
I am here in the southeastern part of the United States and I take nothing like regular aspirin or Ibuprofen or Aleve, which are common painkillers over here, as they can cause damage to the colon. I take what we call Tylenol which are 500mg and contain Acetaminophen, to me this is the best painkiller there is and it is safe to take with colon or stomach issues.
Diagnosed with left sided UC in sigmoid colon and rectum 1986.
Put on Azulfidine 2 X 3 a day and Rowasa enemas 60mg.
Have been pretty much in remission overall other than a few flares over the past 21 years.
Medicine changed to Asacol 400mg 2 pills X3 times a day. Taken off all meds in 2004.
Diagnosed with acid reflux 2005. Put on Protonix 40mg.
Have been using Canasa 1000mg suppositories nightly since January 2007.
Was put back on Asacol 400mg 2 pills 2X a day in July 2007 maintenance. 

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   Posted 8/1/2008 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree Wits, The only pain killer worth taking is Paracetamol (INN) (IPA: /ˌpærəˈsiːtəmɒl, -ˈsɛtə-/) or acetaminophen (USAN) is a widely-used analgesic and antipyretic. Derived from coal tar, it is the active metabolite of phenacetin, but unlike phenacetin, paracetamol has not been shown to be carcinogenic in any way. Unlike aspirin, it is not a very effective anti-inflammatory agent. It is well tolerated, lacks many of the side-effects of aspirin, and is available over-the-counter, so it is commonly used for the relief of fever, headaches, and other minor aches and pains. Paracetamol is also useful in the management of more severe pain, where it allows lower dosages of additional non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to be used, thereby minimizing overall side-effects. It is also used in combination with opioid analgesics.

It is a major ingredient in numerous cold and flu medications. It is considered safe for human use at recommended doses; however, acute overdose can cause potentially fatal liver damage. The risk is heightened by the use of alcohol. The number of accidental self-poisonings and suicides from paracetamol has grown in recent years.

The words acetaminophen and paracetamol come from the chemical names for the compound: para-acetylaminophenol and para-acetylaminophenol. The brand name Tylenol also derives from this name: para-acetylaminophenol. In some contexts, it is shortened to APAP, for N-acetyl-para-aminophenol.

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   Posted 8/2/2008 6:51 AM (GMT -6)   
i take endone or oxycontin or oxycodone.. (all same thing - not sure of UK brand)
its an opiate analgesic and its the only thing that works for my pain.
i even still feel pain sometimes, but then i do not take whole dose or i would be a space case for sure.
i take halves.

it does cause constipation, but with this disease that has not really been a problem.
it still flows outta me all loose and free 20 times a day.
steph - 32 - female - UC since 2000
currently flaring again..  grrr! (triggered by stress - grrr)
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
enteric coated fish oil -omega 3 (so they get all the way to my colon)
vitamin D3 x1 a day
prednisolone 25mg x1 a day (ick ick and did i say ick?)
tumeric capsules x3 a day

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