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Why are you reluctant to take the Ibuprofen?
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My GP told me that as I have Barretts Oesophagus I cannot take ibuprofen, even though I take omeprazole
Okay. And Where is the most pain that you experience, which region?
Right buttock, sacroiliac joint area. It is constant, no let up. Makes me feel quite emotional
Okay, are you going on a trip for 5 days?
Yes, only four hour drive away. Going Monday, coming back Friday
Okay, I would suggest that you start using the Ibuprofen liquigel to massage on the painful areas three to four times a day, that will provide a local effect and rapid control on the pain, to top that up you can take cocodamol and if you still need a top up dose you can take a gastroprotective NSAID like arthrotec 50 (diclofenac with misoprostal), the diclofenac has good pain relief properties, better than Ibuprofen in arthritis and has misoprotol in it, which is prostaglandin and serves to protect the esophagus, stomach and the intestines from the erosive side effects.
Can I buy arthrotec 50 over the counter?
No, I'm afraid, you'll have to ask your doctor for a prescription.
Haha I cant even get a phone call from the doctor they are so overwhelmed with patients. I am surprised I haven't been prescribed that drug before as I have been in this state (not so bad) since 2009. Do you think what I have is arthritis based and would it be a good idea to visit the chemist tomorrow (GP shut) to get some ibrogel and whatever else they think would help me?
Yes, well, I think that will be the best thing to do, if you can not get to your GP.
Could well be arthritis.
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No, thank you for your help
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