People look forward to many pain medication for the condition of fibromyalgia. There are many drugs available that can help in suppressing the pain symptoms.
Some of these drugs are also observed to provide negative symptoms on fibromyalgia patients. So it is very important to choose the right medication.
It is always advisable to go for natural ways of treating fibromyalgia and other problems.
Home-based methods are always considered to be one of the safest methods to treat any conditions.
Many people experience great relief by practicing some of the home-based remedy methods.
Some of the drugs prescribed as a medication for fibromyalgia are to address some other core problems when surfaces along with fibromyalgia.
If the patients experience symptoms other than the usual fibromyalgia symptoms, they are given other drugs like naproxen, naltrexone, etc.
Many aspects in such drugs are to be considered as it may not be very helpful for all the patients. Some patients immediately see some negative results after using it.
For some people, negative results surface after continuous usage. There are also some positive cases where people find it comfortable using drugs.
They get great relief by continuous usage of these drugs. So the outcome of the drug usage is inconsistent based on the individual.
But before starting a medication, it is good to know all the aspects of the drug so that we can be careful when there is a problem.
Know more about Naproxen before you start using it
It is good to know more information about Naproxen before you start taking it as a medication for fibromyalgia.
This drug is not suitable for everyone with fibromyalgia condition. Based on the experiences of the patients who have used it already, it is seen that Naproxen is focused on treating the inflammation and pain caused in the body.
This can be due to various reasons. But it is not quite common to see fibromyalgia patients with inflammation symptoms.
Regularly the usage of naproxen is confined with people with the symptoms of below medical conditions.
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Menstrual cramps
It may not work fast enough on every person. It is expected to work slower for the above-mentioned conditions.
If people with fibromyalgia report the symptoms that are matched with the above conditions as well, then they are prescribed to take Naproxen.
People with problems in the heart should have a thorough examination and consultation with your doctors before you start taking Naproxen.
There is a possibility that it can increase the condition of your heart disease and if the high dosage is consumed and that too for a long period there is a high risk of heart attack or a stroke.
It is not advisable to use this medicine if you have undergone bypass surgery.
The below conditions are the ones that you should take into consideration if you have one.
You should have discussions with your doctor or pharmacist if you plan to take it for your fibromyalgia condition.
- Liver disease or kidney disease
- Heart diseases
- Fluid retention
- Irritable bowel syndrome or stomach ulcers
If you are in pregnancy it is strictly advisable to consult your doctor before taking naproxen.
Most of the doctors will not advise you to consume it if you are expecting a baby in 3 months. There is a serious risk that the drug can affect the baby.
Naproxen for fibromyalgia condition
People with fibromyalgia can use it if they have the symptom of inflammation.
As there is no proper research to prove the effects of Naproxen over fibromyalgia patients, it can be taken into consideration only based on the reviews given by the existing users of Naproxen.
For some people, it gives a great relief from pain but some people experience additional side effects after using Naproxen.
So it becomes difficult to come to a conclusion about it. The drug should be used only if there is an absolute necessity.
Overdosing can lead to serious problems in any person. If you have missed a dose, you should not take an extra dose during your next course of time. That creates serious side effects.
Some Fibromyalgia patients have a practice of consuming alcohol to get relief from their pain.
In one way that is not the right solution but it gives relief for some time and also a good sleep forgetting their body pain.
But after the alcohol level is reduced from the blood, it gives a wide-awake situation expressing more pain in their body parts.
If Naproxen is combined with alcohol, there is a high possibility for stomach bleeding.
That is the reason why doctors advise not to mix up any drug with alcohol. You should keep it separate.
Side effects of Naproxen
It is not that Naproxen has only side effects. It is good to know about both the positive and negative aspects of Naproxen.
There are many successful patients who find Naproxen as a very comfortable drug for them.
Contradicting to that, there are also people who find this as a problem. The side effects mentioned below are collective experiences from them.
If you have some problem after consuming Naproxen, it is highly advisable to approach your doctor immediately.
The symptoms can vary from one person to another person based on their body’s acceptance and immunity.
- Skin rashes and other problems related to skin
- Heart diseases
- Swelling of the affected part
- Increase in fibromyalgia pain
- Breathing problems and wheezing troubles
- Reduction in red blood cells constituting to anemia
- Kidney and liver problems
- Irritable bowel syndrome and stomach bleeding
Some of the side effects may not be directly evident but it can be something that affects the basic metabolism of the body by creating depression and anxiety issues.
Difficulty in sleeping is something commonly experienced by fibromyalgia patients.
Naproxen can increase the condition and creates more drowsiness during the day time.
Fibromyalgia foot pain and fibromyalgia hand pain is also stimulated giving some kind of itching sensation as well.