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I have lower back pain that started roughly 4 days ago. Yesterday

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I have lower back pain that started roughly 4 days ago. Yesterday and today it has been particularly bad (especially when I lay down, or tilt my head forward). I took 600mg of Nurofen at 9:30 this morning, and it hasn't seemed to have helped at all. Is there another over the counter pain medicine that would work better?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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are you having any fever?

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any burning when you pee?

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you could be passing a kidney stone causing the back pain

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or you could have a slipped disk in your lower back causing the pain.

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you might need to see your GP doctor and get stronger medications and evaluation for what is causing your back pain.

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nurofen 600mg is pretty strong and doesn't get much stronger over the counter.

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make sure you take that with food in your stomach or else it can upset your stomach and over time it can even cause a stomach ulcer.

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and make sure you take plenty of water when you take it to flush out your kidneys so you are not dehydrated.

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No fever or burning.

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that is good no fever

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I've taken Ibuprofen a lot in the past (and at high does), so I've been sure to drink a lot of water, and take it with food (or at least milk).

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
I see.

well, I hope your back pain gets better

try not to strain your back and avoid heavy lifting.

lift with your legs and not your back

do see your GP doctor if the pain continues.

let me know if you have questions.

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