Is it safe to take ibuprofen for short term relief of non-GI inflammation? I have not touched it since my j-pouch surgery and takedown several years ago, but I am dealing now with rotator cuff pain that responds not at all to acetaminophen. I am seeing an orthopedic doc who is very knowledgeable about the shoulder, less so—understandably—about j-pouches.
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Most people do fine with occasional use.
I just actually took 2 as I’m writing this reply. I only take it when it’s absolutely necessary, it’s the only thing that helps my joint pain.
I find the liquid caps work much faster.
I think that it depends on your body and your underlying condition...I have been on NSAIDS for going on 20+yrs...I take a baseline dose 2xs daily for chronic pain (they put me on Tramadol for 6monts instead but I hated the feeling and side effects) and it does the trick...I get my liver and kidney functions checked bi-annually as well...I would definitely check with your doctor but I know of many on this site that do take it on the occasion but avoid long-term use.
Thank you, Sharon!
I have my annual followup appointment at the Cleveland Clinic next month, and will discuss it with my doc. I’m hopeful that with careful monitoring, as you suggest, I will be cleared to take ibuprofen at least occasionally.
If you are on biologics like Remicade, NSAIDS are banned. That was made very clear to me from Day 1 when I went on Remicade. I am also capped on the amount of alcohol I drink, a rule which I have occasionally violated with no resultant impact on my liver chemistries.