I've never experimented with taken anti-inflammatories since being diagnosed, and I used to depend heavily on Alleve for period cramps. Right now I'm not using anything for the pain, but I would suggest asking your gyno to prescribe a stronger painkiller that isn't an anti-inflammatory. I was just using hydrocodone for a torn calf muscle and for gallbladder surgery recovery, and it works pretty well. Its strong stuff, but if you just need for a couple days every month, it might not be a big deal.
Katie, 30. Chicago 'burbs.
Current Treament: Asacol 1200 MG 3X daily, Cortenama 100 ML nightly, Iron 325 MG 3X daily, Zoloft 50 MG daily, Bentyl 20 MG and Tylenol (as needed).
Diet/Exercise: Avoiding trigger foods, eating very healthy. Yoga or walking, when possible.
Previous Treatment: Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Rowasa.