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Forum Name: Degenerative Bone Diseases

Question: Psoriatic Arthritis


 PsoriaticArt - Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:24 pm

i am using humira injections bi-weekly and only meds for pain is tyenol being allergic to asprin is there any meds that will help to control pain, swelling and morning stiffness i can't take drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) . is there anything else. or am i simple out of luck! for as it is now i simple wear out doing daily activities and have to take a break for awhile any assistance you may offer would greatly be appreciated
 Tom Plamondon PA-C - Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:23 pm

User avatar Hello,
Tramadol is a non narcotic pain medicine in a different class than NSAID or aspirin.

Also if the problem with aspirin or NSAID is gastrointestinal irritation then a topical cream like Voltaren may work. Methyl salicylate topical ointments may also help - see over the counter liniment's active ingredients for methyl salicylate.

Wintergreen essential oil also contains 85% methyl salicylate - just make sure it's therapeutic grade oil.

Lininment or oil can be messaged directly into affected joint. Adding moist heat may enhance the benefit.

Take care.

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