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#1 w8in4dave

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 07:26 AM

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?

 


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 07:55 AM

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?
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#3 w8in4dave

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 08:01 AM

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 -40ยบ 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 :) 


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 08:14 AM

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


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Nightshades now seem to bother me too.

 

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 09:03 AM

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........)
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#6 Adalaide

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 09:54 AM

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.


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#7 LauraTX

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 11:39 PM

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 :)


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 09:00 AM

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)!  


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#9 GFinDC

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 11:06 AM

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


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Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.
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Posted 18 January 2014 - 11:25 AM

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.


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Can't eat soy, corn, or foods high in salicylates.

Nightshades now seem to bother me too.

 

BUT I CAN STILL PLAY MY GUITAR AND THAT"S ALL THAT MATTERS!

 


#11 GFinDC

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 06:34 AM

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... :)


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Proverbs 25:16 "Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it."
Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.
Thyroid cyst and nodules, Lactose / casein intolerant. Diet positive, gene test pos, symptoms confirmed by Dr-head. My current bad list is: gluten, dairy, sulfites, coffee (the devil's brew), tea, Bug's Bunnies carrots, garbanzo beans of pain, soy- no joy, terrible turnips, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and hard work. have a good day! :-) Paul

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 01:53 PM

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. <_<


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BUT I CAN STILL PLAY MY GUITAR AND THAT"S ALL THAT MATTERS!

 


#13 GFinDC

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 10:49 AM

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.


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Proverbs 25:16 "Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it."
Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.
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Posted 20 January 2014 - 10:51 AM

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


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#15 GFinDC

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 07:34 AM

Amen! :)


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Proverbs 25:16 "Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it."
Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.
Thyroid cyst and nodules, Lactose / casein intolerant. Diet positive, gene test pos, symptoms confirmed by Dr-head. My current bad list is: gluten, dairy, sulfites, coffee (the devil's brew), tea, Bug's Bunnies carrots, garbanzo beans of pain, soy- no joy, terrible turnips, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and hard work. have a good day! :-) Paul


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