Pain killers & BPH

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So today I have a stiff neck. I've been contemplating taking aspirin ,ibuprofen, acetaminophen etc. Then I got thinking this may aggravate my BPH. I looked online to see if there might ba a problem but didn't find much. Whats your experience with OTC pain killers and BPH

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    NSAIDs like ibuprofen, Aleve, Celebrex etc. can reduce inflammation in the prostate temporarily. There are studies showing that nighttime bathroom visits can be reduced with Celebrex. 
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    I generally don't take any OTC pain killers. I think they are ore effective when I do take them. This stiff neck is killing me today though

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      Unckle, This is a quote from Healthline :

      "Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

      Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are popular pain relievers that have a conflicting relationship with BPH symptoms. On the one hand, some studies have found they shrink the prostate and improve urinary symptoms. On the other hand, research shows some NSAIDs can worsen urinary retention.

      Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and aspirin are examples of NSAIDs."

        Basically, peeing easier (my experience) with more retention. Take it for your xxxx neck. 😁 Hank

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    Before I began my BPH treatment last year, I also developed a stiff neck.  To make a long story short, I tried physical therapy that was mostly massage initially, followed by light band and weight exercises to strengthen back and upper shoulder/neck muscles.  Also, they prescribed some stretches.  Mostly helped.  Other than the baby aspirin, I take every day, I try to avoid pain pills.  Everybody's different.  Good luck.

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    Hey Unckle, it has been my experience that ALL of the affect the prostate. For me Tylenol is the worst, but even Ibuprofen, and Naproxen affect it. I guess its different for everyone but they do all seem to affect it, if you already have an enlarged prostate.  I took 2 Tylenol last night and could barely pee at 2 a.m. when I got up to go.

    Hopefully after my FLA on the 19th I can take anything lol.

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