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Hello I have 2 questions which I wonder if anyone has had experience of
1. My husband had been taking one 400 inbuprofen tablet each morning for an osteoarthritic hip. Occasionally he would take 3 in a day but rarely. He also takes omeprazole to protect the stomach along with other medications he is 70. He has on several occasions asked our gp if this was ok to continue having read about long side effects of both drugs. He as assured it was fine. Having moved recently our new gp said no he must come off the ibuprofen as he is over 65 and wean him off the omeprazole. His recent blood test showed a low B12 and low iron although haemoglobin for fine according to the gp. Anyone had experience of this.
2. I cannot tolerate ibuprofen tablets as they upset my IBS and omeprazole do the same. In a way I'm glad because did not want to stay on these for years. I too have widespread arthritis and in the last couple of months I have had a painful back. My gp gave me ibupfofen gel to rub on which did help plus exercises for physio. Having used it for about 4 weeks I now have a return of belching and pain which I cannot decide are to do with the ibuprofen my anxiety or ibs flare up although bowels are fine at the moment. Thinking about it that I tried some ibuprofen gel many years ago on my knee and I seemed to get stomach troubles. I am quite stressed at the moment and I suffer from anxiety. I have to go for a stress treadmill stress in 10days as I have been having problems when walking in the cold or up hill. Anyone had similar experiences. Many thanks all comment welcome.
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