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Cara cortisone for tendonitis? (31) RE: cortisone for tendonitis? 01 Sep 99


I had terrible tendonitis in my shoulder as a result of waitressing about 70 hours a week to put myself through college when I was nineteen. The pain was horrible, literally gut-wrenching; I would vomit from it during very bad spells. I put myself on NSAID therapy (Aleve, Motrin or Advil, at the max dosage at first, then morning and evening as mentioned above). Plus I quit that job, and eventually it cleared up. BUT: I subsequently worked in the GI unit at a hospital and the docs there said NSAIDS were terribly destructive to the stomach lining if not used properly (i.e., over-using, not taking with food or milk). They can really screw you up. So if you're prone to stomach irritation or you need to take them for a while, get a prescription for Arthrotec. It has the same effect but w/o the stomach danger.

I still have episodes from time to time, if I'm stressed out or "computing" too much. For short term, the NSAIDS really work wonders. But looking back on how many I took when the pain was really badit's a miracle I still have a stomach at all!


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