Ibuleve gel

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I have copd and also have a very bad back and was wondering if anyone else with copd or asthma have used ibuleve gel and if it had any effect on your breathing

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    I would advise everyone not to use or take anything containing anti Inflammatories. They have a badaffect on your kidneys. I was taking diclofenic and my kidney function dropped to 29%. Be careful
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    Hi dilys,  I have Emphysema (COPD) I also have a bad back, I take a lot of Steroids for various chest infections etc, And the steroids have caused me to have Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis, So it might be the cause of your bad back if like me you take a lot of steroids, Worth checking it out if you have, Ask your Dr for a Dexa scan. And no I don't use ibuleve, I have stong pain killers and Morphine.

    Best of luck to you.

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    Dear Diys. Best see doc or pharmacist first. Because of the meds I am on I can't take anything with ibubrufin in it  There is a chance we are on same meds so best see someone who can advise. 

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    Hi there, yes, have the back pain under shoulderblade and up to neck, drives me mad sometimes, it's a stabbing pain that does not respond well to anything so far, although liquid magnesium has helped a bit, it is from front to back so think it is lung related. Have not tried the gel, actually have not heard of it, not sure what part of the world you are in. If I come across anything else will let you know. Kindest regards, degb

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    I have COPD and have used ibuleve gel for pain relief before, I was ok, however that doesn't mean everyone will be.  Its something that is listed in the possible side affects, doctors are aware of this and when a doctor prescribes it (if they agree to do so) they usually say (if its known you already have breathing difficulties), just be aware of that side affect regarding your breathing. 

    I guess if you tried it and noticed breathing probs getting worse just don't use it anymore.

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    I suffer with asthma and once used the anti-inflammatory gels, personally I’d never do so again, I would advise you to see a pharmacist or gp to discuss alternatives or whether it’s ok to use . 
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