New to Naproxen

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Hi Everyone! I've been diagnosed with AS for over a year. I have refused to take medication until today. I did some housework and made a bad move. I can't walk properly as my lower back hurts so badly. So I have opened the cupboard and took Naproxen with Omelrazole as this was prescribed a year ago. How am I supposed to take it? (2 per day for Naproxen and 1 for Omeprazole) As and when needed? Or take the whole box, which lasts for 28 days? Thanks

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    Take 2 painkillers and 2 omeprazole per day till you use the painkillers. Don’t ignore yourself and go to a good Rheumatologist and take medication to keep it under control or else it can progress.All the best. 
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    Hiya...my advice to you is to see your doctor immediately....Naproxin may be OK for a short time...but you really need to see what is going on with your back asap...Get an MRI or at least Xrays....You must find what meds are good for you and how to take them....Doctor please...Hugs..G
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    Hello again....ask your doctor face to face for another MRI as you are in so much pain. Plus discuss the right treatment and medication for you...it is important. Some doctors don't take AS seriously enough so give him/her a gentle ( or even a big ) nudge....or ask to see a neurologist. G with hugs

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    Hi, I take naproxen once a day for over a year now. It helps perferctly against the pain but it doesn't stop the disease from progressing and naproxen can destroy your organs if you take it for too long (this is what my rheumatologist told me). I will start taking biologicals now since I don't react well to DMARD's

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      Hi, thanks for your message. I read a lot about biologicals but I have no idea what that is. I had an appointment today in Torbay hospital but due to the weather it was cancelled. I hope I don't have to wait long for my new appointment so I can ask all my questions from the rheumatologist. 

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      Yes make sure you have a list with questions ready. Once you are with the rheumatologist you might feel overwhelmed and the list can help you remember what you wanted to ask. All the best for you smile
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    Take the omaprazole first thing in your morning...then wait at least 30min then have some food, milk egg some protein the take naproxen with that food... one am on 8-12 hours later like breakfast dinner
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