Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

Asprin Or Tylenol
0

20 posts in this topic

My back has been killin me, I have just been trying to suffer thru it. But not working. Is there something over the counter I can take like Tylenol or Asprin that is Gluten and Corn free?? No use going to the Dr. he is on vaca and I cannot take high power pills anyway. But figured you guys would know. What does everyone take for pain?

 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

Regular old Tylenol is gluten free. I just bought some when I had the flu two weeks ago. I am allergic to aspirin and ibuprofen which causes facial and tongue swelling. How is your swelling?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you, Ohhh swelling comes and goes. I am sure it's nothing I am eating. i am going to the Dr. but he is out of town so I will wait till he comes back. I don't want to go to another Dr. My Dr. knows me. I had an appt with a dermatologist I thought well maby they can give me insight. But there was -40º day and they canceled , so my next appt. with them is March. Pfftt! SoI will make an appt with my Dr. When he gets back. Thanks for asking :) 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

EVERYTHING has corn in it! I have to have my Tylenol made at a compounding pharmacy.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ugh, I forgot about your corn intolerance. I would check out the cost to have it compounded.

(As I sit here eating my corn Chex.... But I am not off the hook -- milk, nuts, garlic, eggs........)

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




I generally don't take pills for pain. Not because of an intolerance, but because I don't see the point when I'd have to be on them all day every day. When it gets bad I try to find alternatives before I go to pills. Just thought that maybe since you can't do corn (which Bart pointed out is in everything) you may want to explore alternative ways to treat. I use ice packs, heating pads, Bengay type things sometimes, hot showers, gentle stretching (don't do this if it hurts to do it!), maybe a little yoga, and these may sound stupid but really do help, meditation and mindfulness. You can also try foods that will make you release endorphins, I find a large glass of super chocolatey milk often helps me with certain types of pain. And (this may be a little controversial to post here but I'm going to say it anyway because it works) if nothing else is helping, orgasm is amazingly effective for pain relief.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Adalaide I think thats a perfectly fine suggestion, actually.  Nothing better than making your own natural pain reliever chemicals.  In regards to the corn/gluten free, if you have a pharmacy in town that is an independent or compounding pharmacy, call and talk to the pharmacist and see if they have anything for you.  But I recall corn starch in a lot of medicine ingredient lists so I wish you the best of luck with that. 

 

Tylenol is generally better to take for acute pain, like a headache.  Aspirin is an NSAID, an anti-inflammatory drug, so anything caused by inflammation like a sore muscle, would be better off helped with aspirin.  Of course, you can try both for that specific pain and just use whatever works best :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good tips!  Gentle stretching.  My hubby has back issues and he follows a stretching DVD and it helps him a lot.  Since I teach water aerobics (or swimming), I'd highly recommend it for healing and injury prevention (going slow and building up)!  

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Plain old aspirin is what I'd choose.  Acetaminaphin is known to cause liver damage so I never take it.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Plain old aspirin is what I'd choose.  Acetaminaphin is known to cause liver damage so I never that it.

That WOULD be my first choice too if I weren't allergic to it. I try to be VERY careful with my Tylenol. Lately there have been several reports saying that just taking a little more Tylenol than the recommended daily dosage can cause liver damage. So I only take it when the pain is severe, and even then I only take one capsule (325 mg.) instead of the two that is the recommended dose. Then if that doesn't knock the pain back, I'll take another a couple of hours later. And I try to sleep as much as possible when I'm hurting. Sleep is the best medicine of all IMO.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I understand Barty.  I wonder if your compounding pharmacy could make corn free aspirin for you?  Seems like the could if they can do corn free Tylenol.  Anyway, I just wanted to throw that warning out there for people since it seems most times people ignore it.  Why I don't know.  It seems to me if people have a choice between a medicine that is known to cause liver damage and one that is not, its a really simple choice.  But I'm a male, and we have been accused in the past of oversimplying things.  This seems like one case where making it more complicated doesn't help tho.  Again, the male take,  not nessecarily the right way to think i know... :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have an actual allergy to aspirin. That means I can't take aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxin, even if they don't have corn in them. Can't even take willow bark. I get the intolerances from my mother's side of the family and the allergies from my father's side. Lucky me. <_<

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well those dirty rats (parents)!  :)  Well you got your musical ability form one or the other or both too Barty, so it's not all bad. :)  Bummer about the aspirin allergy tho.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Best parents in the world, and yes, they were both musical. And no matter what, that trumps any intolerances or allergies. :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Amen! :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have had 1 back surgery, Yes the other methods do ease some of the pain. But I just needed something to get the rest of the pain. I did take Tylenol. It is muscle pain. I took Tylenol once in the morning once at night. Then 1 the next morning. So I took 3 and my back is much better. Thank you everyone. Tylenol may have corn in it but it didn't bother me. So all is good. 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh, that is GOOD! That means that, like me, you have gotten to the point you can handle corn STARCH. They say the protein is processed out of it but if I get glutened it puts me back to square one. Just go easy on the starch and don't do a ton of it, or for too many days in a row, and it will expand your diet tremendously. You can make gravy! You can eat Udi's! (AND their muffins!) Lot's of other things too. Congratulations!!!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

TY bartful, I have been so careful and I just needed something to get that edge off. I thought well If one doesn't bother me. Maby I can take another. And the other one didn't bother me. So the next morning I thought .. hmmm one more and I will be fine. And it worked!! Back has been fine since. Doing yoga and stuff is fine. If I could get on  the floor!! I had a severe broken leg one time and I cannot get up and down off the floor. I do some stretches on the couch. But I think stress does my back in sometimes. 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

if you can afford it, modify a space in your home with grab bars/ramps whatever that would allow you to get down and back up again.  perhaps a consult with a PT would be in order?  don't want to damage shoulders!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

frieze that would be a great idea but our house is small .... It is just not worth the clutter. I can do stretches on the couch, but thank you :) 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      103,890
    • Total Posts
      919,515
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Easy Soy-Mirin Glazed Salmon (Gluten-Free)
      If you're looking for and easy yet exotic way to serve fish, look no further than this soy and mirin glazed salmon. It's easy to make and offers a delicious departure from standard fare. View the full article
    • Mexican?
      Chipotle is one of my favorite places to eat, but it is a 50/50 chance of having a reaction due to cross-contamination.  Yes, they graciously make an effort to be gluten-free and will change gloves.  BUT, before that they used gloves and handled flour tortillas and then used same gloves to reach into the lettuce and cheese--voila--cross-contaminated food.  Changing gloves for you does not avoid this cross-contamination problem.  I started having reactions and my daughter advised me to avoid all the corn products there because of what she read on their website about allergens--so no more chips, or crispy taco shells, or corn.  I also avoid the green salsa and the pico de gallo--not that I am aware of cross contamination but she never eats that there and she has been successful at not having reactions, so that is what I do now and have had much success. Here is what I get:   burrito bowl with either white or brown cilantro lime rice, grilled veggies, black beans, barbacoa, red salsa, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, and lettuce on top.  So GOOD! and so far, safe for me.
    • I'm actually scared to go to the doctor and could use some advice
      Hi Elle.   To be honest, to this day I am not sure if I actually had zoster sine herpete.  It was one of several suggestions by bewildered doctors.  What I can tell you is that I had to have MRIs  because one doctor thought I might have trapped nerve in my spine and I thought it would reveal something dreadful being the sort of person who gets weird nerve sensations - and it didn't reveal a thing.   It was unsettling to have symptoms like that for so long but what made me think my brother in law might have been right was because the worst of the symptoms lasted a year which I gather is pretty typical (but don't panic, because they can go a lot faster!)   My nutritionalist told me that if we get run down we are more prone to shingles so that is something to watch. Easy to say (and I'm speaking to myself here!) try not to spend too much time by yourself worrying about these things because anxiety never helps with nerve pain. I found that rest was very beneficial so I would recommend you try to get as much of that as you can.  Also, someone suggested a warm bath for 20 minutes with some Epsom salts.  That helped too. As I say, just one reason you might be getting this pain but I would continue with the investigations and perhaps mention the pain to your doctor and ask if it could be shingles.      
    • Rudy's Not Gluten Free
      Rudy's is one of my favorite places to eat, but you do have to be VERY careful due to cross-contamination.  I always get the cutter's choice brisket, some form of potatoes (new potatoes or baked potato), pinto beans, 3-bean salad and use generous slathering of their regular BBQ sauce, not the Sissy Sauce.   My daughter has gotten sick a couple of times dining with us at Rudy's, but we have narrowed down the culprit to cross contamination.  She usually orders the stuffed baked potato, gets brisket (chopped up)--not the chopped BBQ, and asks them to use a new plastic knife to  cut open the potato.  They use tissue to pick up the chopped meat and put it on the potato which also comes with sour cream, butter/margarine, and grated cheddar cheese.  They have always been very courteous about accommodating us.  This has eliminated my daughter from having reactions.  (The regular metal knife had been used on bread.)  I also reach over the tray as it is being filled and place one of their paper tissues over my meat or potato so that when they place my husband's bread slices or sandwich (made with regular bread), crumbs won't get on my food.  I am so thankful for Rudy's--it is so good--and with taking these precautions, I believe it is relatively safe.  
    • I'm actually scared to go to the doctor and could use some advice
      Thank you, squirmingitch. I'll pass that on to Mom, too. Cristiana, did they ever determine what caused your nerve pain or do you now think it was related to Celiac? That form of shingles sounds awful (well, any form sounds awful - my mom's had it 3 times!) and fortunately I do not think that's what's ailing me.
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

    • Jmg  »  admin

      Hello Admin!
      I don't know whether this is of interest to post on your articles feed:
      http://pratt.duke.edu/about/news/window-guts-brain
      Kind Regards,
      Matt
      · 2 replies
    • celiac sharon  »  cyclinglady

      Hello cycling lady, have you noticed my picture is showing up as you?  Have no idea why but it's rather disconcerting to see my picture and your words 😉  Do you know how to fix it?  You seem to have far more experience with this board than I do
      · 1 reply
    • Larry Gessner  »  cyclinglady

      Hi There, I don't know if there is a place for videos in the forum. I just watched "The Truth About Gluten" I think it is a good video. I would like to share it somewhere but don't know where it should go. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
      Here is the link if you have never watched it.
      https://youtu.be/IU6jVEwpjnE Thank You,
      Larry
      · 2 replies
  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      60,936
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    Emmyow
    Joined