I have gone off nsaids, in particular ibuprofen. What non-supplement remedy(s) are there for joint and muscle pain.
I took ibuprofen for chronic back pain for almost 25 yrs. I did not know that could cause intestinal ulcers. I ended up getting 3 ulcers before I found out MYSELF that in fact I had done it to myself. NO doctor even bothered to ask me about my past and did not try to find the reason WHY I had gotten those ulcers.
I have stopped taking those 'non-steriodal anti-inflammatory' pain killers and now my 'gut' is ok, although there is left-over bloating because of the years of maltreatment.
I have been doing ok without the ibuprofen, but I still would like to find something that is NOT the 'snake oil' supplements that are flogged as the 'magic potion' to easing pain.
I've tried supplements and do take fish oil - unrelated to the ulcers, but it does have some anti-inflammatory element to it, so I have read.
All I can find online is in fact sites that deal ONLY with natural supplements, and unless there has been a miracle performed that makes them actually work, I'll not accept answers that 'flog' those supplements.
Medical science MUST have come up with something.