OK, due to my long list of medication allergies (mostly pain, atibiotics, and anantiinflammatory), I am only taking Tramadol for Rx pain control. I do have a muscle relaxer & migraine meds to use as needed. Mostly I use OTC products for pain along with voltaren gel. Due to a previous ulcer, and side effects from antiinflammatory meds, I was told to stay away from ibuprofen and aspirin products. My doctors haven't prescribed any since the 1990's.
Saturday morning I woke up sick with upper respiratory symptoms. I was already hurting & doctoring for twisted, pulled legs muscles in a near-fall Friday. Due to the cold symptoms I started using OTC products, alma seltzer plus cold & flu along, with afrin for nasal congestion & mucinex DM for chest congestion. I'm really trying not to have an asthma flare up.
When I updated my icon for pain this morning, I was surprised to see the improvement in my all over pain. It has to be the alka seltzer product. I only take it short term, but i wonder if there's an antiinflammatory I could use long term. I have GERD also. Any suggestions would be great, especially for natural products!