Anyone take Aleve/swelling?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Trena, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. Trena

    Trena New Member

    I have found that Aleve helps my pain better than Ultram or other things I have taken. If I take it before tht pain gets too bad, it really seems to control it. However, when I take it I retain fluid very badly. Anyone else have this problem? What over the counter pain meds work for you?
  2. IheartNY

    IheartNY New Member

    Hi Trena,

    My Dr. suggested Aleve for me as well, but because i take other prescription drugs, he advised me to "mix it up". Take Tylenol one day, then Aleve the next because of stomach bleeding. I take Darvocet at bedtime because it makes me a bit drowsy and it takes the edge off my pain. I do have swelling, but usually it's because i eat sugar or have a soda...both on the DO NOT EAT list!!

    Hope this helps and good luck to you!
    Bobi

  3. Trena

    Trena New Member

    Thanks Bobbi
    I have heard it can cause liver problems. It definitely causes me to retain fluid but it is the only thing that really helps the pain. I overdid it today because I felt good this AM and by the middle of the day, I was hurting so bad. I had to take an Aleve and 2 ultram tablets. That only took the edge off.