I have o/a in the neck, and have had it for about eleven years.
At times, apart from the pain/discomfort my shoulder muscles can go 'rigid'.
At one time, I could get away with standard over the counter meds., but then as a result of back-pain found the co-codamol for that helped with the o/a - but didn't need them every day.
However, earlier this year - curiously - with another back pain gone onto co-dydramol which help, better than the plain paracetamol. The problem is the side effects after several days use: drowsiness, digestion - I had IBS for a month, lack of appetite - I can't cope with a large/normal meal, nausea - have been sick a couple of times; BUT compared to last year I seem to have much more palpitations than previously!?
I've tried beater-blockers they slowed me down so much it didn't feel like 'me'.
I also have 400mg of Ibuprofen - which I prefer, but wary after the Dr told me they are not for long-term use.
I have recently seen a Cardiac Consultant - go back shortly for a 24hr monitors ECG & blood pressure (I have 'white coat syndrome).
So, please anybody else experience anything similar, and when they say about 'increased risk' using Ibuprofen - how much?