I was just asking my pcp the other day why there isn't some kind of pain medicine that won't either destroy my stomach or make me tired and constipated. My son, who is a student at MIT, sent me this article and I was like, YES! And trust me, as someone who's stomach, vocal chords and now apparently sinuses have been damaged by ibuprofen, not to mention the osteoporosis I have possibly caused by methotrexate, (I'm 45 & premenopausal w/ a form of RA that I took MTX for) I am definitely NOT one to rashly jump on a new med bandwagon. I usually make it a rule not to take ANY new med until it's been on the market at least five years, preferably longer, (look at what happened w. Fosomax, Vioxx, etc) But right now this sounds pretty good. Not that it's on the market, yet. But, read this:
Then I got to thinking, about most likely the bone side effect being from overtaxing and I decided that, since my joints are going anyway, I would take the chance-might as well have a shorter time of significant ability leading to disability than a long, drawn out road to exponentially increasing disability which is what I seem to be on now. I'm in pain every day anyway, every year that goes by brings more disability-instead, why not one good year of being able to do things without limitation and then disability. I feel like I have things to do, dagnabit! I'd be interested in other's thoughts, particularly younger people who might fee like I do, that they're skipping middle age, and jumping right into elderlyhood.