Originally Posted by -=ITCHY=-
Just a simple question. What is the best pain reliever I can take? I have had hep c for approximately 30 yrs. I have refused to take the prescribed treatment's and I have been afraid to get biopsy. I might take biopsy soon though. I play a lot of sports. I am 51 yrs old. I thought ibuprofen was somewhat ok to take. I have read today that it is harmful for hep c people. I have been taking 3 to 6 a day for 20 yrs. I stopped for 5 days now and I have pain in my joints and muscles. Which is the reason I took the ibuprofen. Is there a safer pain reliever and if so what is it?
The question is how much you take, not really what you take. Tylenol used infrequently and in low doses (per the label and not more) or ibuprophen used similarly are generally safe for most patients. Many hepatologists recommend tylenol for occasional use.
Tylenol and alcohol can cause liver failure for a healthy, average person, so this warning has been issued in the media.
Seems some people just do not get relief from Tylenol (more often men) and ibupropgen is the drug of choice. Again, infrequent use.
If you suffer from chronic pain, a pain specialist may help with strategies that are not drug related.
Also, a hot tub or hot bath for sore muscles is a stand by that is still around because it really does help.