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Offline Alicat

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pain relief
« on: June 20, 2012, 11:26:35 PM »
what are good pain relief options for knee pain pls? i have been on my feet a lot today and now i feel like someone is constantly stabbing me with a hot knife through the joint, I have co-codamol 15/500mg tablets, I have some diclofenac kicking around which I will try but is there anything better at all? i will take the suggestions to my GP. MRI tomo so things are moving along nicely I think maybe I need to keep off it a bit? :(

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Re: pain relief
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2012, 01:12:06 PM »
Co-codamol 30/500 works best for me, but I cannot take it during the day as it makes me sleepy (great for night-time), can cause constipation but I only use ot maybe once a week max.  I also have tramadol for night time, not as effective, but I only ever take 1x50mg, 2 may work well.  Less constipating, but again knocks me out and makes me thirsty!

Plain old paracetamol - 2x500mg is perfectly decent for the day.

On the anti-inflammatory front, diclofenac gives me heartburn even with food, my GP recommended the 1x400mg ibuprofen with food instead (not sure why but apparently better than 2x200ng)

Another anti-inflammatory option that is gentler on the tummy (if you have NO issues whatsoever with your heart or BP) is Celebrex (a Cox-2) - some people have good success (takes a while to kick in), while others have found it makes them very spacey.  It's much costlier than a 'normal' NSAID, so UK GP may be unwilling to prescribe if the other stuff is working

If you are taking any anti-inflammatory long term you should ask your GP to prescribe a PPI to protect the gut

Remind me what is wrong with your knee as there are other drugs depending on what is going on?
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Re: pain relief
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2012, 02:23:51 PM »

these are both about my situation, off to MRI now will reply properly later, thanks.