yes i recently had an x ray which confirmed the arthritic hip. i am not aware of any gastro issues. i m currently taking a diuretic pill "indapamida gp*" for slightly high blood pressure. I am slightly overweight - 72 kios /1m69 and have a healthy diet.
* this is the Portuguese generic name (Ilive in Portugal). My concern about the anti inflammatory ill is because one hears of associated risk of heart attack or stroke. I have no known heart problem but would like to take the anti. inflam with the least risk. I would love to do without mediction but I would also like to become more active again. I enjoy walking but find I can do less and less.
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX more thing how long should I continue taking the naproxen? And at night if the discomfort prevents me sleeping, can I take a paracetamol and codeine tablet?
Yes, thank you. I apply voltaren gel at night at it gives sufficient relief for me to sleep an hour or two, then I apply it again. I suspect though that I will need a hip replacement, sooner rather than later.