Before I had stomach issues, I used to take Aleve, and it worked well. Ibuprofen also worked well. Since I now have a sensitive stomach, probably due to all the OTC NSAIDs, I take Celebrex which is prescription.
It is very important to take care of your stomach when you are on an anti-inflammatory drug, OTC or prescription. I get up in the morning, and take to Tramadol ( prescription pain meds ) and then lay down for a half hour or so, then I get up and take 150 mg of Zantac for my stomach, and wait a half hour. Then I drink skim milk and eat a banana or something like that, and take my Celebrex. It is a drawn out routine, but an essential one.
Hope this helps,
Fibromyalgia, Inflammatory Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Asthma, High BP, DDD, Bulging Discs in Cervical & Lumbar Spine, GERD, Prediabetic
Prednisone, Lexapro, Cardizem, Lisinopril, Advair, Lipitor, Vit D, Joint Supplements, Soma, Tramadol, Fish Oil Supplements
I take one day at a time, and try to save my energy for the joy in life.