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my gp thinks that naproxen is giving me high blood pressure so she said do not take them anymore. she told me to take tylenol instead

is the tylenol going to work the same as naproxen.
i know that the naproxen is also for inflamation.
and am wondering if tylenol does the same thing

should i ask for something else for inflamation?
 

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Was the naproxen helping you? If it was then it's too bad you need to come off it. Tylenol is generally speaking not as good for lupus pain from inflammation, although your mileage may vary. I am off NSAID's too as my kidneys could not tolerate them anymore. I was given one last one to try (salsalate I think) but it did very little for me. Apparently that one is the easiest on the kidneys of all the NSAIDs. You could ask if there are any other NSAIDs you could try that may not interfere with the blood pressure problem as much should the Tylenol not help enough.

Good luck - hope it works for you!
 

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Hello sushi
Tylenol isn't an anti inflammatory and is reckoned not to affect blood pressure but might not be as effective for pain.

All the best
Clare
 

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maia, so does this mean that all nsaids can raise my blood pressure? i have been taking advil in place of the naproxen. and did not start taking tylenol...

what other meds are good for pain and has and is an anti inflammatory?
 

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hi Sushi

you need to check with your doctor, but I would think that if your doctor switched you to tylenol then you shouldn't be taking any nsaid. Otherwise the doctor would have just switched you to another nsaid, as they are more appropriate for lupus.

I think you should give your doctor a ring and check this out. Many of us can't take nsaid's for a variety of reason - I can't because I am on coumadin.

hth

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