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04-17-2005, 07:16 PM
Hi: I'm an IC patient suffering with severe back pain. My doctor prescribed Valium as a muscle relaxer and told me to take Ibupropen to reduce inflammation. I can't take the ibupropen as it causes me to have an IC flare so I don't know what to do. The ibupropen really relieves the pain but I can't handle the IC flare....can anyone recommend an alternative medication to reduce inflammation that is IC friendly? I would really appreciate hearing from someone. Thanks so much! Linda
04-18-2005, 01:27 AM
I replied in another thread to this question, but just incase you don't see that one....My IC/MD has given me Cataflam for an anti-inflammatory. It works great for me. Ibuprofen causes bladder irritation for me too.
Hope this helps.
04-25-2005, 12:05 PM
I have taken skalatin (spelling?) and presently take 3-10 mg of flexeril a day.. mine however are for my myofascial pain and fibro.. but fibro can attack your bladder right along with spasms and it will create days of hell... I have found that it has helped my bladder ..
04-25-2005, 01:24 PM
Ibiprohpen is acidic as is asprin...neither a good idea for us ICers. If Ibiprophen causes you to flare that is perfectly normal...doctors should not recommend it for IC!
:grouphug: If you do take it take it with Prelief http://www.akpharma.com/prelief/acid_reduction.html
04-25-2005, 01:37 PM
I take percocet with a lot of other people here. Does that have ibuprofen in it cause it does help my pain somewhat
04-25-2005, 01:40 PM
Percocet has oxycodone(a synthetic narcotic) and acetaminophen(Tylenol). Ibuprofen is also known as Motrin and is a non steroidal anti inflammatory.
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