Ibuprofen, hello and thank goodness that worked.

Baloo Member Posts: 26

Ibuprofen, thank goodness that worked. My dead arm can start delivering hugs again, and I might be able to put my own sox on. So how many Ibuprofen shall I take while I am waiting to discuss with the Hospital and Rheumatologist.


  • SarahGF
    SarahGF Moderator Posts: 151

    Hi @Baloo, welcome to the Online Community! It's lovely to have you here.

    Great to hear that you have managed to restore mobility in your arm thanks to ibuprofen. 

    Unless a doctor tells you otherwise, make sure you're sticking to the recommended dosage as stated on the packet as side effects can be nasty. Here's a link with more info:

    Do keep us updated on how you're getting on and how your rheumatology appointment goes.

    Best wishes, Sarah (moderator)

  • Baloo
    Baloo Member Posts: 26

    @SarahGF hospital only suggested doing a blood test to check the inflammation, very sensible, but were positive about carrying on as I am if I can. Sadly the inflammation has gotten into my knees when I tried obtaining some extra exercise on a stepper. The Ibuprofen that fixed my arms didn't fix my knees, so Im thinking the knees are some kind of Bursitis probably.