• 9 months ago

    Tylenol or Ibuprofen

    For me it's an easy choice. I have fibromyalgia, and serious arthritis in my knees, hands, feet, and shoulders. Tylenol does nothing for my pain. And if you take to much, you can hurt your kidneys enough to end up in the hospital, or the morgue!

    Ibuprofen or Aleve both provide some relief. My rheumatologist told me I can take up to 2000 mg. of ibuprofen a day. Not sure about Aleve, so I follow package directions.

    Hope this helps.
    Fellow sufferer.
    Debra

Responses

  • 9 months ago

    RE: Tylenol or Ibuprofen

    You have to be careful with Aleve and all medications like it. I have kidney disease and they told me not to take anything like Aleve and you can hurt your liver with too much Tylenol. Good luck.
      • 9 months ago
        Good to know. I just know I never take Tylenol as it does nothing for my pain. But my best friends Mother killed herself taking Tylenol with vodka. Her kidneys shut down and they couldn't save her.
  • 9 months ago

    RE: Tylenol or Ibuprofen

    NSAIDS are very dangerous. They can cause major cardiac, digestive, kidney problems etc. In my case I cannot take any NSAIDS or Tylenol containing products because of kidney issues. I use a fentanyl patch. I have neurological, arthritis, kidney & digestive problems
      • 9 months ago
        I have fibromyalgia, a cyst on both shoulders, both knees need to be replaced but I'm trying to wait until I can get some financial help from Medicare. Im on total disability for 18 months now. I also have treatment -resistant depression, migraines since I was a child, like the depression, and diverticulitis. And still all my doctors will prescribe are meloxicam and Tramadol. I supplement with Aleve or Advil. And my psychiatrist insists I take a Xanax and Ambien. I can honestly say that as far as pain goes, the only time I am pain free is when I take the Ambien and I go to sleep. That pretty much goes for my depression too. The only time I don't wish my suicide attempt had succeeded is when I am asleep. But they just switched me to Lexapro, and I am hoping maybe this time it will help.
        Debra
      • 9 months ago
        I was told by my kidney doctor not to take meloxicam because it is another drug which is hurtful to kidneys. Aleve and any NSAID also do this. I have shoulder arthritis and left knee pain from arthritis. I am also on a low dose of a narcotic. I had a cortisone shot in my shoulder and it seemed to lessen the pain after two shots. The only real solution is a shoulder replacement. Keep living and hoping!
      • 9 months ago
        My pain management doctor puts Klonopin in my injections in my back because it helps to relax you
      • 9 months ago
        I have many medical and psychiatric diagnoses. I am also on Social Security disability now at age 49. Fibromyalgia and it's chronic pain are my biggest foe right now. My doctor put me on a daily combination of 1 Diclofenac Potassium (inflammation), 1 Tylenol and 1 Tramadol (pain). I also use Lisocaine patches and runs and heating pads etc. and my new pain mgmt doc last year started me on monthly outpatient IV infusions that help. It's once a month for about an hour. The meds in the IV are very strong. Toradol, Lidocaine, Ketamine and Propofal. The Ketamine infusions also may help with major depression/suicidal thoughts. My friends wife was suicidally depressed and had to go in a regimen of them. They kept doing them until she forgot she was suicidal. May be something to talk to docs about
  • 9 months ago

    RE: Tylenol or Ibuprofen

    it is unlikely with your history that narcotics would be prescribed. Doctors generally will not prescribe them to someone who has attempted suicide and still suffers from depression. Also the other medications you take are very dangerous with opioids.
      • 9 months ago
        Well, they will have to give me something post-op when I get my knees done. I don't think an ibuprofen is going to cut it.
      • 9 months ago
        you most likely get pain medication in the hospital. do not be surprised if you are not given any for home use. maybe if you get your psychiatrist to state that you are not a danger to yourself you will be sent home with meds. another thing to consider is most surgeons will have you stop the NSAIDs, benzo & sleeping pill before surgery for a couple of weeks as they can cause major complications. be warned that recovery from knee replacement is very painful. just both done dec of last year
      • 9 months ago
        They did for me and just monitor me very closely.
  • 9 months ago

    RE: Tylenol or Ibuprofen

    Why haven't they prescribed medications for nerve pain, such as Lyrica??
      • 9 months ago
        I have no idea. I have found a new rheumatologist and am going to see her at the end of the month.
      • 9 months ago
        , I'm so sorry to hear about your chronic pain. Will you please let us know how your rheumatology appointment goes? I hope that you find proper care soon.
      • 9 months ago
        I personally cant take Lyrica because it causing me stomach upset
      • 9 months ago
        Gabapentin or Lyrica had massive psychological side effects for me when I discontinued it. It was like a psychotic state. I had to go to the emergency room and was given Zyprexa.
      • 9 months ago
        You might want to try a pain management specialist for pain issues. And a good integrative doctor that can help u get on a healthy eating/sleeping/exercise routine to feel as good as possible. Helps for everyone, but for chronic pain and psych issues, it's even more critical to maintain a healthy lifestyle to feel ur best
  • 9 months ago

    RE: Tylenol or Ibuprofen

    I think she is taking to much Ibuprofen