I have RA and other inflammatory problems associated with Marfan's Syndrome. I cannot take any NSAIDs. I currently take narcotics to reduce pain; however, I need an anti inflammatory desperately! I take steroids every other month to help but the side effects are horrible. What alternatives are there that will not cause a reaction similar to Asprin? All of the RA drugs contain or react like Asprin but surely I'm not the only person in this situation. I currently take Oxycontin 20 3 times daily. It actually doesn't affect how I feel, which is good! So I can work and drive. I just need something to reduce inflamation, particularly in my tailbone - always a fun place to have pain! Thank you for your help. I'm at my whits end. My doctors are reasearching. Just an FYI - I suffer no heart or other neurological problems from the Marfan's. Mine is all joint related, at this time. Thanks again!
What about drugs like enbrel? What happens to you when you take aspirin?
What kind of reaction do you have to aspirin? I am allergic to aspirin but I can take most other non steroidal anti-inflammatories. Celebrex works well for me but unfortunately my insurance doesnt pay for it.
Yes I have tries other NSAID drugs. Same reaction. All of the RA meds have that drug in them as well. I have anaphylaxis reaction to aspirin. So no NSAIDs. Just looking for an alternative so please don't say NSAIDs or other RA drugs. Anything natural?
I have an allergy to NSAID's as well and sarcoidosis with arthritic like symptoms. The sarcoidosis gives me very bad joint pain. I did a lot of research trying to find an anti-inflammatory. I found Quinine (hydroxychloroquine) which I have a prescription for, it can be prescribed for arthritis as it is anti-inflammatory and has some autoimmune stabilizing properties. I also take turmeric supplements which help. Not like aspirin but close. I also take an enzyme from pineapple called bromelain. hard to find but this helps some as well, especially if taken with the turmeric pills. Hope this helps.
I too have an nsaid allergy causing anaphylaxis. I haven’t yet had a reaction to aspirin but have been warned to avoid it. Is your allergy to salicylates? I have been reading up on alternative pain relief and was wondering if you’ve tried white willow bark? I hope you find a non narcotic alternative soon.
- Aspirin Information for Consumers
- Aspirin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Aspirin (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.