Looking for pain relief

Hi iam new to here I have arthritis in both knees and I had a hartatack 18 months ago and I don't no what pain relief is safe for me

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  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,684

    Hi @biglift007 and welcome,,

    You need to ask your doc or pharmacist abour this. I know anti-inflammatories are off limits but don't know which others are suitable. Presumably, you are now on other meds too for your heart so there's the possibility of interactions to be avoided. Why not just ring your pharmacist ax he'll have your meds details. Good luck.

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  • Poppyjane
    Poppyjane Moderator Posts: 715

    Welcome @biglift007 to the online community

    As @stickywicket says it is best to ask your medical team or pharmacist about which medication you are able to take. We are a friendly group here to offer you support and we hope you will find the answers to some of your concerns from some of the many tips provided by our members. There is a lot of information available and ideas on how to cope living everyday with arthritis.

    I attach some links which i hope you will find helpful

    https://www.versusarthritis.org/about-arthritis/managing-symptoms/managing-your-pain/

    We are often told these days that exercise will benefit us especially keeping our joints and muscles as flexible and mobile as possible. Numbers of members have found the new exercise and stretching videos really helpful because you can adjust them to suit you. Walking , swimming and cycling are other forms of exercise that are really good and can have low impact on your joints. All of this helps with our pain as well , I know it sounds odd and it took me a while to believe it but I agree that I have less pain now because I do gentle exercises everyday.

    So pain relief can be managed in different ways and as well as the above there are complementary products which your pharmacist might recommend e.g. capsaicin cream ( which has to be prescribed)

    Do look round the community and join in with the discussions. We look forward to hearing from you again soon.

    Best wishes

    Poppyjane

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  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,204

    My mum wasn't allowed anti-inflammatories as she had a heart condition.

    I think I agree with everyone else speak to your GP or pharmacist about your situation.

    There will be pain relief that you can have, but it might be prescription only.

    Take care

    Toni x