The FDA issued a warning the other day about NSAIDs. They strengthened their earlier warnings on NSAIDs saying they can increase the risk of heart attacks or strokes. I've been on a prescription NSAID for about 4 years. Should I be concerned?
The official warning from the FDA says:
"Patients taking NSAIDs should seek medical attention immediately if they
experience symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath or trouble
breathing, weakness in one part or side of their body, or slurred
But I think anyone, whether they take NSAIDs or not, should seek medical attention if they experience those symptoms. Not helpful. Thanks.
The reason I am on NSAIDs for so long is my back. I take them for their anti-inflammatory properties to help with inflammation around my disobedient (pain causing) disks in my spine. I probably have inflammation in other areas as well.
I am not due to go back to my back pain doctor until September. But I will make a little note to ask about them. I am all for getting off any prescription I can. But in the meantime, I'll be on the look out for those symptoms....