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Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) were created for use in acute bouts of pain, rather than long term relief. The American Chronic Pain Association suggests the recommended way to use NSAIDs is to take the lowest effective dose for the shortest period of time. But for many arthritis patients- there is no “shortest period of time.”
Sandi's going down swinging.
NSAIDS+Decades=GERD, or What goes down can come right back up.
If you have ever watched those commercials on television for arthritis medicine and remarked how inaccurate they are, then this week's column is for you. If you cringe every time you see someone playing sports in an advertisement for a Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment, don't worry you're not alone. Dan takes a look at how television is playing a part in perpetuating the myths and stereotypes that haunt those of us who suffer from RA and similar diseases.