Posted by Kevin (Groveland, MA) on 01/02/2007
[SIDE EFFECTS] I started taking ibuprofen on a fairly regular basis about 3 years ago for pain from 2 bulging discs & a lateral tear in my left shoulder, approx. 400-800 mg 1-2 times a week, and I was fine. Then I had a Physiatrist prescribe 800 mg on a daily basis for about a month, and it began to reek havoc on my stomach. I'm now a mess, and looking for any solutions I can, including quitting drinking (beer, wine, & spirits), which I'm sure hasn't helped my stomach situation either. I've also quit smoking cigars. My throat is now being affected, and is a problem especially as a singer. I find red wine & red sauce really triggers it bad, along with garlic & greasy things like sausage. In the big picture quitting all these things that affect my stomach now are probably a good thing, but hard to get there.