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Osteoarthritis
I have a question about Osteoarthritis and the pain that comes with it. Last November I had 5, 6, and 7 upper vertebra fused together and feel so much better in that way BUT i can't take anti inflammatory medications for my Osteoarthritis, Tylenol doesn't even help a bit and non of the arthritis over the counter meds help either. My question is... is there a non narcotic pain medication that I can take every day? I am 45 years old and very healthy besides my arthritis.

thank you!
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I would definitely call the Dr to explore your options.  The one non-narcotic pain reliever that comes to my mind is Ultram (tramadol).  I have talked to many who have used it with success.
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Tramadol is not classified as a narcotic, however, it is as close to narcotic as any other narcotic, so if you are looking for a non-habit forming drug or something with less side effect from a narcotic, Ultram/tramadol may not be the route to take.
NSAID have been shown to be effective with osteoarthritis.

Ansaid (Flurbiprofen) Arthrotec (Diclofenac/Misoprostol) Cataflam (Diclofenac potassium) Clinoril (Sulindac) Daypro (Oxaprozin) Dolobid (Diflunisal) Feldene (Piroxicam) Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) Indocin (Indomethacin) Ketoprofen (Orudis, Oruvail) Lodine (Etodolac) Meclomen (Meclofenamate) Mobic (Meloxicam) Nalfon (Fenoprofen) Naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve) Ponstel (Mefanamic Acid) Relafen (Nabumetone) Tolectin (Tolmetin) Voltaren (Dicolfenac Sodium)
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whats wrong with narc med s if your in pain they dont make you high ive been on many 10 yrs in moriphine fybromylgia ostearithites need 2 new knees and hips afraid of surgeryits either this or hospice
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