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Jon (thespian15) wrote,
@ 2012-03-24 19:00:00
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    I wonder how old is too old for Naporxen?

    A couple of years ago I developed "gout" like symptoms and I was able to pop some Naporxen that I had for something else and the pain would go away after 2 or 3 doses.
    Well, yesterday I started to feel some discomfort in my ankle again, so I started to take some Naporxen that I still had. Just woke up and and the ankle is more sore now than it has been in some time. And of course it's the weekend which means I need to tough it out until at least Monday before I can see someone. I refuse to go to the ER for "gout".
    I do slightly question that it is gout. I have seen people that have had it down in the more common big toe area. They are generally red and swallon.
    My ankle isn't red or swallon.
    Ugh........


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owlstorm
2012-03-25 03:24 (link)
No expiration date on the bottle?? Can't think you've popped so much of it that you've built up resistance....

p.s. "swollen"

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thespian15
2012-03-25 03:31 (link)
PS:? Yeah that too. :p
Should have built up a resistance. Haven't used it that often. Hence the fact that I still have some left. :p
No date on the bottle that I am aware of.

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owlstorm
2012-03-25 03:37 (link)
Is that stuff prescription or OTC ?

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thespian15
2012-03-25 03:43 (link)
Prescription.

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owlstorm
2012-03-25 03:47 (link)
should be an exp date..... or a renewal date, if they gave you one. regular Aleve doesn't do much for me....

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thespian15
2012-03-25 03:48 (link)
Well, the prescription is from a couple of years ago. So they are a tad old.
Not sure how it translates over to otc pills.

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owlstorm
2012-03-25 03:52 (link)
probably just a weaker dosage per pill. not sure what the shelf life of those is.....

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thespian15
2012-03-25 03:58 (link)
I figured it couldn't hurt. :p
That or suck on the Ibuprofin. Got a whole big bottle of that. :p

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owlstorm
2012-03-25 04:01 (link)
doesn't one of those cause liver damage?

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thespian15
2012-03-25 04:10 (link)
Tylenol can, not sure about these. I know they can cause bleeding/ulcers.

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owlstorm
2012-03-25 04:18 (link)
Cure one pain & cause another..... sounds like a racket to me!!

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thespian15
2012-03-25 04:20 (link)
Pretty much. :o
Gotta love the Pharmas. And their friends in DC. :o

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clown_dust
2012-03-25 19:10 (link)
Mammoth got that gout a couple years ago and it tends to flare up once in a while. He's not one to take Rx drugs, but seems that organic tart cherry juice helps. I'm not sure, but think it can develop in other joints, it's just most common in the foot/toes.
Hope your ankle starts to feel better soon!

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thespian15
2012-03-25 20:19 (link)
I am not so sure that it is gout now. It's different than it was a couple of years ago. Then it pain through the whole ankle joint. Now it is just pain along the inside edge of the ankle. I popped some Ibuprofin tonight when I got up. It's new compared to the couple of year old Naporxen. Will see if that makes a difference. Otherwise I guess I will have to call and see if I can see somebody tomorrow. Doubt I will get to see my doctor. They NEVER have openings on short notice. :p I really don't think I can work on it the way it is now.
Seriously falling apart as I get older.

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glaciercrow
2012-04-06 01:01 (link)
You poor thing. My step-dad had gout, certain foods would case it to flair up. Very very very painful. Ankle, top of foot. So swollen he had a special pair of slippers and so much paid to walk that he couldn't leave the house.

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thespian15
2012-04-06 01:50 (link)
Thank you.
I am not totally sure it was the gout this time. It's finally gotten better now. :)

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