I made it nine days this time without Naproxen. Only took it for three days before my ankle calmed down, which was nice.
What wasn’t nice was the sudden plummeting temperatures. So the nine days has ended. It will be a couple more days I think before these pain levels drop.
I think I will take it daily again but take special care around my period in case I need to take the Cambria for the now regular migraine.
My doctor’s office has once again dropped the ball and have not called about the appointment I need with a neurologist.
High pain levels really do a number on my mental health.
My stomach has been bothering me a lot lately. I tried cutting out coffee. Black tea was mildly problematic. The issue being coffee is the best at helping control my ADHD. Didn’t really help.
A few years back my Rheumatologist prescribed acid reducers to take with the Naproxen. It was the same visit she told me to stop taking them as needed and just take them daily. My Rheumy really isn’t big on medication so I take it pretty seriously when she tells me to take things daily.
I’ll be trying seven days without Naproxen. Then we’ll go from there. I’m working a bit less right now so it may work out well. My bloodwork is the best it’s been since before I started breeding. So maybe, just maybe, I can successfully cut back to “as needed” again.
Currently prescribed 500mg of Naproxen, twice a day.
My other reason for dropping it is because I’ve started getting migraines. They generally aren’t hideously painful but they last for days. I’m currently on day four of one right now. The migraine meds that actually work are a high level anti-inflammatory that I cannot take with my two doses of Naproxen due to risking toxicity.
Right now treating my uncontrolled migraines is more important than my very well controlled arthritis.
Wish me luck!