I have been taking 2-3 Ibuprofen daily for a few months now due to lower back pain and headaches. I want to try as much as possible to reduce the risk of stomach ulcers. My Dr prescribed me Meloxicam. Would this be easier on the stomach than the Ibuprofen? Thanks.
2 Aug 2012
I'm sorry that you are experiencing pain. I have had problems with ulcer's in the past, and I need to not take NSAIDS as they can cause bleeding. I wonder if your doctor might approve of your taking Tylenol in a sufficient amount to help with your pain. The maximum amount to safely take of Tylenol is 4 grams (please consider all other Tylenol that you may take for a total of 4 grams or less. If you have liver problems, this isn't well to take). I am not sure if there is a Tylenol w/caffeine (the caffeine can help as well). When I had the ulcer, I also took Prilosec for a time until I was feeling much better. If I have a little burning in my throat or upset stomach now (usually from eating something with too much spice or is acidic, I take a couple of Rolaid's). Also, you might check on foods that are the most acidic, and avoid these. I hope your doctor will guide you to the best therapy, and I pray you will be feeling much better soon. CEL
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