... about a week and a half before calling the dr. Until friday, (yesterday) I was off of work for two weeks. I was taking 500 mg Naproxen and Tylonel every 6 hours for pain, the meds didn't help much and now that I am back to work my symptoms are just as bad as before. Has anyone had any luck with other pain meds? I'm considering going to PT for this, but money is a factor and I can't afford to go to PT if it's going to cost too much. I work in the medical field and every day I do range of motion on my knee and some gentle stretching, but this pain continues. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. The doctor also wrote down bursitus on the treatment sheet, which has be wondering if it's possible I have both conditions? It was on the paper as "tendonitis/bursitis"
I recently was diagnosed with tendonitis about 2 weeks ago. I had been having pain in my knee for?
Added 6 Sep 2009:
I just wanted to clarify something, I take the Naproxen twice a day and the tylonel every 6 hrs.
Sometimes OTC (over the counter) pain meds just don't work for some people. A friend of mine was diagnosed with the same problem about a year ago and she was taking advil up until she actually went to the Dr. and then he put her on Hydrocodone/APAP (apap is an abreviation for acetaminophen which is Tylenol) Hydrocodone is a narcotic pain reliever, however it has been widely known to treat pain caused by all sorts of ailments. I would suggest going to PT for a couple of weeks and seeing how that goes if your able to afford it, and also a common misconception with doctors are that you have no say in your medical care/treatment. That is entirely false... dont be afraid to tell him that the pain your experiencing is bad, and that its not being helped by naproxen and tylenol and that you feel you need something stronger. If you have insurance, the cost for 1 Rx would most likely be cheaper than what your paying for naproxen and tylenol combined. Hope this helps, and keep me posted on what you decide to do!
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