Ibuprofen Causing Heartburn?
My boyfriend is currently awaiting foot surgery to repair a torn peroneal tendon. He has been in pain for several months due to this injury and, as a result, has been taking pain relievers (mainly products containing ibuprofen and/or naproxen) on a fairly regular basis. I am aware that such medications can cause stomach bleeding. While my boyfriend does not have this problem (as far as I know), he has lately complained of repeat heartburn and indigestion. Since he did not suffer from indigestion symptoms prior to taking pain relievers on a daily basis, I am inclined to think these are the culprits making the heartburn come back over and over. Is this possible? Can prolonged use of pain relievers cause symptoms of indigestion and heartburn? If so, what can be done to relieve it? Any advice will help.
Thanks in advance,